Personalizing a home and making it unique can come as a challenge in Las Vegas, where homes tend to look alike inside neighborhoods. And while homebuilders offer options, everyone has those same options.
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If you don't clean the lint traps often — like every time you use the dryer — you run the risk of the lint building up, getting into the vent and even into the cabinet of the dryer. That is where the burner or heating element and the motor are located.
Appreciate friend's suggestions and ideas because sometimes it's hard to see your own home in a different light, but it's your home at the end of the day, and you need to love it.
Q: I enjoy your column, but you never write about roses. We inherited 14-year-old bushes. The bushes are important, and they should look nice.
As ultra-contemporary kitchens gain in popularity, interest is soaring in shiny cabinets that contribute a huge modern cachet.
Children's toys reflect the world of adults, so it is not surprising that sometimes a toy represents the political ideas of the parents and the children just think of it as a toy.
Have you got that itchy feeling? The one that means you're longing to transform your home in some way, whether large or small? And you're determined to do it yourself.
In the foothills of the northern Sierra Nevada, one native shrub stands out from all the rest. It is commonly called manzanita, but the name covers many different species of Arctostaphylos that make outstanding drought-resistant landscape plants for dry gardens.
For decades, the color gold was discarded as old-fashioned and blasÃ©. But now, it's making a bold comeback and has found its way back into fashion, jewelry and home decor.
While it's true that many folks enjoy the ease of hopping into a shower stall for their morning ablutions, you are still likely to find at least one tub in just about every American home.
A friend recently asked me about plants that he could install in a desert environment. Certainly, a large variety of plants could fill the bill, but he gave me a caveat — whatever plants I suggested would need to rely on naturally occurring water, not irrigation. That makes a world of difference in selecting the proper variety for this region.
It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of the home but this workhorse of a room often serves a much larger purpose than simply being the place where food is stored and meals are prepared.
Home and garden events around the Las Vegas Valley
A design trend, or in my mind a design staple, is the animal print. Each season as we gleefully see what the design mavens declare to be the latest and greatest, we're never disappointed to see animal prints back on the list.
Every day, we are each responsible for the increase in carbon emissions whether our activities and choices are big or small. Sometimes there is a bigness to small things like a plastic bag.
Basil, cilantro and Italian parsley are easy to grow here if you prepared your soil adequately and grow them at the right time of year.
The antiques auction catalog stated there was a rare and valuable "veilleuse" in the next sale. That is a descriptive word a seasoned auctiongoer would understand, but the antique's meaning is not in most dictionaries.
If you are renovating any area of your home, it may be time to try something new, such as bringing tile into main living areas in addition to your bathrooms and kitchen. New designs, styles and technologies are making tile the most versatile and accessible flooring material.
The latest Department of Energy proposed standards, which will become effective in January 2019, would require dishwashers to cut energy use 24 percent and water use 38 percent, leaving 3.1 gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes in a normal wash cycle.
Bohemian style, which first emerged in early 19th-century France when artists moved into less affluent Parisian neighborhoods, offers an artistic, freestyle bent
It's scorpion season out there, so be careful.
Guest bedrooms serve as a welcome message to your guests and should be treated as an opportunity to welcome your guests in style.
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