Whether or not you have school-aged children at home, we can all benefit from a continued effort to learn.
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When it comes to using untapped space under your stairs, ideas are only limited by one's imagination.
A good designer will be both sympathetic to your vision and empathetic to bringing out all of the finest qualities of the property.
A list of local home and gardening events and opportunities
Raised garden beds good, if you build and work with them correctly
Canary palms are susceptible to a disease called Fusarium that can contaminate the soil in the planting hole and prevent you from planting a new one in that spot.
When doors stick, analyze the problem. Look at the gap between the door and the frame.
DEAR GAIL: We have a very long and narrow living room and not sure how to arrange the furniture. In the model, it was shown as a dining and living room combination, but we don't need an extra eating area. We also have some mismatched upholstery pieces in the room. We have a matching sofa and chair, which we placed facing each other. Then a loveseat in a very light fabric against a dark blue wall, which just makes it stand out more. Any suggestions? — Kim B.
Experts say home security often boils down to a few simple steps to minimize the risk of a break-in.
Summer is coming to a close, and for many around the globe, it is time to start thinking about our fall harvest.
"Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without."
The best time to transplant a Joshua tree is in mid- to late spring, but with this plant it could be done in summer as well. The worst times are fall and early winter months. Stay away from these months for planting a Joshua.
It's back to school and time for a little childhood independence. Move those kids into a study space created just for hitting the books and remove as many distractions as possible.
Farmers markets, gardening events around town
Local home and garden events
"Putting on the dog" has taken on a whole new meaning when it comes to designing with pets in mind.
It was bound to happen. Indoor living is being extended outdoors as Americans across the country are spending more time outdoors no matter what the weather.
Recessed lighting is an excellent way to update the look of a room.
If you have large trees in an established landscape you have some options when converting to desert landscaping.
Toys are fun to use, but they also are learning tools. What child wouldn't want a toy tractor that looked exactly like the big one used on the farm?
Tile is an excellent choice as part of your home decor. Affordable, durable, and handsome to boot, it will add sparkle and eye appeal to your property.
Tall animated ornamental grasses can dominate the late garden.
Part of a plant, which could be a tree, a flower, a cactus or even a vegetable, might on occasion develop an odd shape, while the rest of the plant appears healthy.
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