For beautiful, tasty vegetables, a regular supply of water is essential. In Southern Nevada, that requires attention to irrigation, mulch and soil improvement, and wasting none.
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“To sleep, perchance to dream — ay, there’s the rub.”
Think back to avocado green kitchen appliances. Did shivers just go down your back or did you get a pang of nostalgia?
Lucky bamboo is not bamboo at all — though it bears an uncanny resemblance. Rather it’s a plant called Dracaena sanderiana.
Q: I have a very tall shoestring acacia tree that is too close to the house. The leaves accumulate on my flat roof and clog the scuppers. This has caused interior flooding on occasion as the water overwhelms the vents and skylights. Can this tree be topped or must it be removed?
My long-held fascination with a rare and exotic finish began some years ago on my first trip to Asia. Tokyo was my initial stop and it was glorious and exciting despite the intense July heat and humidity — a condition that the local population described as “sah-oona” (sauna). And believe me, it was.
To enjoy the wine lifestyle, the accessories must be as great as the vintage wine. Today, the status symbol is a wine cellar with bottles of carefully selected wine stored in racks in a room kept at the proper temperature.
In today’s world, being organized is key. It makes a day run more smoothly and can keep you from pulling your hair out.
Don’t get up — here’s a candle you can put out from across the room.
No matter the size of your kitchen, it always seems like there’s never enough space. Maybe at one time you thought it was the perfect size, but after years of purchasing kitchen gadgets and new dishes, along with having a growing family, the thrill is gone.
Six years ago, Jerry Jones had a plan to install a solar panel array on the roof of his Sun City Anthem home. With more than two decades of experience as an electrical and instrumentation supervisor for a power plant in the Midwest, the retiree felt he understood the project’s requirements, and was confident he could do it himself.
We confront it every day, morning and night, for one of our most basic needs — the search for food.
Denise Jordan has seen wallpaper come and seen it go.
Q: My son got angry and kicked a hole in a door. Now I get to replace it. It is a flat, hollow- interior door with no panels. I’d like to just take the door off the hinges and install a new door, rather than install a more expensive prehung door. How difficult is this?
Furniture often has unexpected names that honor the maker or a connection to a famous person. A Chippendale or Sheraton chair is named for the designer. Larkin desks are named for the company that gave them away. The Wooten desk was named for the maker, Mr. Wooten. But the Recamier sofa is named for the woman who posed for a portrait on the lopsided bench.
Dear Gail: We have a bay window in our breakfast nook and want to dress it up with a window treatment. There are two windows in the center that are just 5 inches apart, so we feel we can’t put two valances over the windows but need to make them look as one. We’re open to any design suggestions that you have. — Abby
Q: Please provide me with recommendations for types of mulch for fruit trees.
Color trends come and go, but certain hues are perennial hangers-on. Take red, for example.
Your home decor may be beautiful but missing the small touches that make a room truly inviting. A “romantic” room isn’t necessarily about flowers and lace. The key is in picking thoughtful accessories, colors, arrangements and design elements that say the people in the room mean the most. With Valentine’s Day here, now’s the perfect time to warm things up.
I was one of more than 125,000 housing industry professionals who packed the Design &Construction Week shows in Las Vegas last month. I logged more miles than I care to recall during my four-day marathon. Still, I only managed to tour the Las Vegas Furniture Show, the National Association of Home Builders’ Show, and the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show.
Design doesn’t always have to be expensive to look expensive. If you’re looking for affordable ways to spruce up your pad this winter or jump-start a spring redesign, here are some affordable ideas, all under $10.
Posters, paintings and photos are the traditional items chosen by homeowners to hang on the walls of their abodes. But that’s poor use of one of the largest, and most prominent, décor spaces in your living area, according to local designers.