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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Southern Nevada isn’t known as an ideal growing environment for a papaya or mango. But don’t tell Brian Wignall that. The 25-year valley resident has found ways to grow the seemingly impossible in the harsh Mojave sun, and he says anyone else can do it too. And Wignall’s northwest valley home is a testament to his thinking.
The kitchen is the heart of the home and a top-selling feature with homebuyers. Does yours convey style and functionality? Whether you’ve just completed a remodel or you’re looking for ways to upgrade your existing kitchen, a tile backsplash will instantly transform the space into an eye-catching masterpiece.
Hollywood has made enough futuristic dystopian movies to give us a glimpse of what a trash-filled world will look like. Many show the corner of our famous Welcome to Las Vegas sign: tilted, half-buried and covered in rubbish or sand. This image always piques my interest.
There is an issue occurring now in home gardens that may need your attention, called early blight of tomato. Early blight of tomato has been seen on the variety called Big Boy but is probably on others as well.
As the seasons change, I can’t wait to refresh the look of the displays on my coffee table. Through the years, my coffee table bliss has changed. Years ago, when my daughter was really young, I put so much stuff on the coffee table in our study that my husband and daughter complained they couldn’t see the TV over it.
With summer almost here, why not bring some natural elements into your decor? Open nearly any decor magazine and you’re likely to find pages of interesting ways to incorporate natural elements. What is also wonderful about using natural elements is it’s relatively inexpensive.
Imagine sitting by the pool and enjoying a glass of homemade wine in the Las Vegas desert heat. It may sound like a dream made in heaven for some people, but Providence resident Marc Orenstein is hoping to make it a reality.
Your home is your castle and it needs to be protected. Although your dachshund barks at anything that comes within 10 feet of the front door, more can be done — both inside and outside your castle.
Have you ever fallen for a light fixture or range hood but thought you couldn’t have it in your kitchen because it wasn’t the same metal finish as everything else?
Geography, knowledge and luck are a big part of finding a treasure in an unexpected place, and at a low price. It happens.
Q: My son was in the backyard playing soccer, and he must have hit a sprinkler head. The sprinkler now wobbles from side to side and when the water comes on it’s like Old Faithful. How can I fix it?
With the weather getting balmy and warm in most parts of the country, it’s time to finally open the windows and let the fresh air in.
Just as tasteful, well-chosen jewelry can turn an unexciting outfit into a stylish, eye-catching ensemble, carefully applied hardwood moldings and trimwork can transform a plain-Jane interior into an interesting — even beautiful — space.
Want to infuse your home with architectural interest? Start at the top.
This cool weather has caused some unusual plant problems we normally do not see in the hot desert. One reader contacted me to let me know that his tomatoes were not quite the size of a tennis ball, still green and didn’t seem to be growing anymore.
Lots of people planted their front-entry and patio pots recently. I wasn’t one of them, but I’ve started buying plants and thinking about how I’m going to combine them to make this year’s container gardens my best yet.
After a long day at work, my bedroom is my retreat. I snuggle up in bed and lose myself in a good book or the latest decorating magazine. The key to turning your bedroom into an oasis that fills you up is to start with a dreamy bed.
A planted dry streambed is the perfect alternative to lawn, but if you don’t understand the natural process behind rivers, yours will never look great. Thanks to technology, Google Earth allows everyone to study real river bed models from a bird’s-eye view. Aerial imagery in the dry Western states shows in real terms the dynamics of water flow and the way it influences how erosion creates the dry riverbed.
It is the workhorse of home decor, getting trampled, stomped, pummeled and thumped day in and out, yet few elements can make such a dramatic difference in creating the look and feel of a home.
Mold in a home is a sight few homeowners want to see. Besides being unsightly, mold can be unhealthy.