Stories tagged: home-garden
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
While it’s always best to defer to the manufacturer about exactly how to install a greenhouse kit, you’ll never go wrong adding a liberal dose of common sense.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Recent innovations make it easier than ever to live a green lifestyle without sacrificing style.
Sat., Feb. 2, 2019
Not considered bland, boring or low end, these days white is a popular and desired choice for homeowners looking for a timeless and elegant look and a neutral palette.
Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 10:39 a.m.
With the debut of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” cleverly released on Jan. 1 for those seeking a reset in the new year, she has quickly emerged as a cultural …
Sun., Jan. 27, 2019
If you are like Sheryl and really love your shed shed, we want to hear from you.
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, noon
From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix …
Sat., Jan. 26, 2019
Never allow grease to go down a drain. It solidifies and will clog drain pipes. Same goes for flour and egg mixtures into your kitchen sink drains.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 3 p.m.
Ask The Builder: You can drill a well almost anywhere, but beware local regulations (and pollutants)
The trouble is that in many locations well drilling is mostly chance.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, noon
Heating bills are looming large. Check out these five tips to quickly cut your energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10 a.m.
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 p.m.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, noon
The only thing harder than setting a realistic remodeling budget is sticking to it. The secret? Knowing when to splurge and when to save. Here are top picks for each …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 10 a.m.
Is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? Sure is.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 2 p.m.
It’s important to realize that vapor is very hard to stop. That’s why it’s best to call the products vapor retarders, not vapor barriers. I can tell you unequivocally they’re …
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10 a.m.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its annual forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends spotted among its 40 million monthly users. It …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018, 3 a.m.
There’s a good case to be made for galley kitchens: They allow you to work without the obstruction of an island or table. They also keep the work area smaller, …
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 3 p.m.
Deck construction is serious business, and you need to make sure everything is done correctly.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
These trinkets are well-loved, even if – in some cases – only the memory of them remains.
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8 a.m.
Pantone’s new Color of the Year is Living Coral. Orange? Not really. Living Coral is updated and fresh, not orange, not peach, but instead, according to the celebrated Pantone Institute, …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 5 a.m.
Q. I need your advice. My clothes dryer stopped getting my clothes dry. The problem was traced to the vent line being squished behind the dryer. I was also told …
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 4 p.m.
It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, but between hosting holiday festivities, shopping for presents and working full time, it can feel like the most stressful.
Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6 a.m.
Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that can cause health issues. The gas is generated by the decomposition of uranium, a natural element. Some types of bedrock contain more uranium …
Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 10 a.m.
Q. My roof is leaking, and my last attempt to get it repaired was fruitless. It rained again and water still came in. Where do most roof leaks happen? Is …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 1:54 p.m.
Does your favorite holiday ornament have a story to tell?
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 3 p.m.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, decorating mishaps send nearly 15,000 people to the emergency room each year.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, noon
Consider mirrors as an affordable alternative to traditional artwork. Mirrors are typically lower priced wall decor.
Sat., Nov. 24, 2018, 6 a.m.
Yesterday I did a 30-minute phone consultation with a gentleman who lives in New Jersey. It was a grim call because he was thinking about suing his builder. I started …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 2:27 p.m.
The Spokesman-Review is seeking stories about treasured holiday ornaments.
Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Today we will celebrate with family and friends around a table with more calories than we deserve. So how do we burn those off before they become …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, noon
Just as there are many shades of white, there are also many different types of white dinnerware, so we asked tastemakers for their advice and recommendations.