Nothing beats the escapism of a good Cinderella story on television, even if the diamond in the rough is a bungalow in Pasadena, California, with popcorn ceilings and a nasty case of dry rot.
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A foyer sets the tone for the rest of the home.
Kitchen renovations: you don't necessarily have to spend a lot of money in order to have a large impact.
Determining the best style and proper scale of a cabinet for your home is just as important as how it's built.
Pomegranate bugs can be defeated
It's OK to be a beginner or to be oblivious to what decorators consider "the basics."
Exterior shutters can induce shudders when they are installed incorrectly or neglected near the windows on a home.
The merging of traditional rug weaving with fresh design insights, technology and expanded color palettes has opened the door to an explosion of styles.
The holidays are upon us. Americans are predicted to spend more money than we have, create 25 percent more waste equalling 1 million extra tons of trash, and throw away 33 percent more. Our consumption model is based on an economic model of endless growth. We have been taught that in order to be prosperous, we must have economic growth. But can this continue to be true on a finite planet? We are running out of resources to sustain this growth. At our present rate of consumption, we will need at least three planets in order for everyone to consume at the same rate as developed countries like the United States.
Grape leaf skeletonizers have multiple generations during the growing season and protection from Bt only lasts a few days.
It is hard enough trying to stay on top of picking up after yourself and family, but when you have pets it makes it even more time-consuming since they can't pick up for themselves.
Collectors want original antiques and alterations lower the value. Today, more than in the past 20 years, the original finish adds much to the value.
Q: My wife and I were wandering through some model homes last week and discovered some shelves we want to install in our home. They looked like solid wood jutting out of the wall with no visible means of support. How is this done?
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On a quiet street in the northwest part of the valley, something wicked and wonderful is ready for your arrival.
Lighting makes up nearly 19 percent of global electricity demands.
Whether or not you have school-aged children at home, we can all benefit from a continued effort to learn.
When it comes to using untapped space under your stairs, ideas are only limited by one's imagination.
A good designer will be both sympathetic to your vision and empathetic to bringing out all of the finest qualities of the property.
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Raised garden beds good, if you build and work with them correctly
Canary palms are susceptible to a disease called Fusarium that can contaminate the soil in the planting hole and prevent you from planting a new one in that spot.