Before reaching for a rolled-up paper the next time an eight-legged visitor is crawling on the wall of your home, take a closer look. That little bugger has beauty well beyond its capabilities to creep.
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Q: A while ago you wrote about how to install a recessed can light. I already have this type of light, but I am having a problem with it. After it has been on for a while, it will sometimes just automatically turn off. Is this a problem with the electricity, the fixture or what?
Dear Gail: We’re in the process of getting quotes to remodel our bath and want to do a frameless shower door. It seems like there is a bit of the range and honestly I’m not sure what some of the differences. Each company has a preference of what they like, so I’m needing some guidance? — Leona
Q: When do you cut back summer tomato plants to get a second crop in the early fall? I need to know this and any special treatment needed, such as fertilizing, to promote new growth.
“Stop playing it safe and become a bit more daring.”
“Your home should tell the story of who you are and be a collection of what you love.” — Nate Berkus (1971- ), American interior designer and television personality
Let’s face it, we live in a throwaway society; take, make and waste. We buy, consume and throw things away all day long, every day. Recycling can be a popular green activity we can all practice in our homes.
Concrete is gaining ground in the design industry. Its diverse uses and specialty finishes make it a simple, eye-catching way to create a comfortable, natural atmosphere with unique personality in the home.
Q: We have an 8-year-old honeysuckle plant that will not produce blossoms. They get one or two blossoms each year but do not produce massive amounts. We tried various fertilizers to no avail. What can we do to stimulate blossoms?