The joy of owning a pool can quickly be diminished if you are spending more time performing maintenance tasks than relaxing in the soothing water and sipping your favorite beverage.
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I love my white sofa and chairs. Not just during the summer but year-round. Every time someone new visits my house they always comment on how much they admire my decorative bravery and always follow up with, “I would love to someday have a white sofa but in my house it will never happen.”
Collecting is not a new hobby — there were cavemen and even birds that saw unusual or attractive items and took them “home” to save. Ancient Romans collected coins and pottery, and one Emperor had a bedroom filled with treasures from Greece. By the time of the Renaissance, there were “wonder cabinets,” and the rich and the royal had galleries to display their paintings and statuary.
Q: We have several tomato plants that have grown well with lots of leaves but there is no fruit production.
“’Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man.” — Thomas Fuller, M.D. (1608-1661), English churchman and historian
June in the West means foxtail season has arrived and veterinarians all over are prepared for emergency calls day and night. Foxtail grasses, once limited to California, are now in all states west of the Mississippi and are a growing problem as plants naturalize farther east.
In most homes, the laundry room is one of the most used spaces, yet often the most discarded. Laundry rooms are often small, dark and not seen as an opportunity for great design. With preplanning and organization, it’s easy to not only maximize the potential of the space, but also create more ease of use and functionality — the key to creating a great laundry room.
Years ago, home design professionals borrowed the spa concept from swank hotels and resorts to give the bathroom a soothing ambience, even if its occupants couldn’t steal away. Now, another metamorphosis is underway.
The competition is neck and neck right between granite and quartz, two of the most popular high-end materials for countertops.
Now that the temperatures outside are in the triple digits, there is no better time to talk about global warming and its devastating, present and future impacts — especially, how it affects our lives in Southern Nevada. Yes, I’m aware this is a topic like religion and politics at a family gathering; no one wants to talk about it.
The Doolittle Express is on the right track. For 10 years, Master Gardener Don Fabbi has been coordinating and educating the gardeners, volunteers and neighboring residents at the Las Vegas Doolittle Senior Center Community Garden.
School gardens coordinator recognized by school district
It’s been a long, dark road for outdoor enthusiast Diane Metlin.
In a perfect world we’d all have money to build a picture-perfect outdoor living space. The reality is a down economy with many unemployed and everyone pinching pennies.
“I’ll have an Orange Crush, please.” This request just has summer written all over it.
With the advent of 100-plus temperatures, we’re looking for ways to keep ourselves cooler and make our air conditioning use more efficient. Hanging blackout curtains is one of the cheapest, easiest solutions imaginable.
Utilizing natural light, while still maintaining privacy, need not be a design stumbling block in the home. Once relegated largely to commercial applications, the ease of installing clear block systems as residential windows and walls can be as smooth as glass, says Roger Murphy, president of Hy-Lite, a U.S. Block Windows Company in Pensacola, Fla., and a leading manufacturer of acrylic and glass-block systems since 1988.
It was a surprise when a 1940 handkerchief picturing Superman sold for $5,705 at an online Hakes Americana and Collectibles sale in 2014.
Q: My kitchen cabinets need some sprucing up. They are cheap, with no raised panels and definitely no pizzazz. I was thinking of adding some door handles to give them a little flair, but I want to make sure the handles are perfectly aligned. What is the trick?
Q: My tomatoes are wilting. I don’t think I am overwatering or underwatering them. Besides they like water, don’t they?
Several hundred thousand years ago (or maybe several million years ago), man came out of his cave. Around 1992, man started going back into his cave.
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