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Decorator offers tips on where to splurge, scrimp

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

When it comes to decorating our homes, our choices are many.

Your Place: Ice-melt products stained pavers; what to do?

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The ever-genial Mitch Cohen, of Cohen Hardware in Philadelphia, e-mailed me recently, reporting that many customers were asking him how to get ice melt's white residue out of their brick pavers.

Diggin' In: It's nesting season

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Bluebirds have been at it for weeks, and hummingbirds will be at it soon - nesting and feeding baby birds.

On Gardening: Chinese fringetrees appear to be covered in snow

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

The Chinese fringetrees have been on the spectacular side the last week or so, and they will be the same in your garden as they have in Savannah, Ga. Botanically speaking they are known as Chionanthus retusus, with Chionanthus meaning snow flower.

At home in the trees: A rustic whimsy emerges

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Rustic Canyon's sylvan beauty and funky charm cast its spell on Jill Soffer a dozen years ago. She liked the neighborhood's relaxed environment and abundance of sycamore trees and purchased a home there in 2002.

Living Smart: Outdoor living

| |Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Done right, outdoor lighting makes your home safer, more secure and more attractive.

Wisconsin house is one man's art museum

| |Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014

Skip Forrest has done a number of things professionally over the years, mostly in design and marketing.

Interiors: Coming up in interior design

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

Wouldn't it be nice to have a crystal ball to tell us what awaits us in trends and innovation for the future in interior design? Well, some experts have given us hints of what is to come.

Junkers reinterpret 'antiques' for a new generation

| |Tuesday, Apr. 15, 2014

People and things inevitably get older. But the people who appreciate older things appear to be getting younger.

Bunny-themed home d�cor for Easter

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

What's so beguiling about bunnies? Their long, floppy ears, twitching noses and cotton-ball tails have an undeniable cuteness factor.

'Five-Plant Gardens,' easy and inexpensive perennial plots

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Nancy Ondra had high hopes for her first garden: This is going to be easy, fast and inexpensive.

Container gardens: Plants don't need ground to grow

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Growing up in Burley, Idaho, on a small farm with a large garden, Camille Wells discovered the healing powers of working in dirt. Especially during her high school days, she grew accustomed to having a garden sanctuary - a place to go to take her mind off everything else.

Norman-style Thiry home evolves with respect

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

This is the house that architect Paul Thiry built, in 1929.

Everyday Solutions: Bring down the walls

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

The challenge: Nikki and Andrew Dypwick bought their 1950s rambler in Edina because the bedrooms and living spaces were all on one level. But the outdated, closed-off rooms prevented the Dypwicks from mingling with guests and from keeping an eye on their kids doing homework. "We love to entertain, but it was hard being part of the party when you were in the kitchen," Nikki said. "The walls needed to come down."

Gardener: Adding to your edible garden with fruit trees and shrubs

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

When it comes to growing our own food, the natural starting point for most of us is a vegetable garden. Yet by stopping there (which many of us tend to do) we are missing out on a lot. Growing fruit is just as important as growing vegetables because it gives us control over what is in our food and where it comes from. But homegrown fruit also provides incredible flavors and a larger selection of varieties than what is typically found in the grocery store. And by growing fruit organically, we are reducing the demand for conventionally grown fruit ... and that supports the environment.

Hobbies: Make a pocketed ribbon message board

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Message boards are all the rage with the busy lives we lead, so make yours pretty with ribbons that accent your decor and colors that make you happy.

Treasures: Unusual Victorian butter dish still valuable

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Dear Helaine and Joe:

Plumber: No down side to this easy bathroom upgrade

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Q: Dear Ed, I have the "bathroom blues" and I want to upgrade my bathroom with a brand new shower head. Since this project is relatively simple for a plumbing project, I may want to explore my shower head options. What are some good, better, best, types of shower heads that can be installed without turning this project into a big deal? Barry, New Jersey

Ask Angie: Preventing a grease-clogged sink

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Dear Angie: What happens if I pour grease down the kitchen sink?

Home Fix: Attic ventilation explained

| |Monday, Apr. 14, 2014

Q: The home I just purchased has a new roof with a ridge vent and gable vents. The inspection reports suggest we either add overhang vents and seal the gables or seal the ridge vent and use the gable vents. I'm confused. Can you explain why this needs to be done?