Carts are back in style, design experts say, serving as both function and fun inside and outside the home. The timing couldn’t be better for Angela DiMaggio.
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The concept of green living goes hand in hand with the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. Since buildings use a significant amount of the total energy generated, they play a huge role. This includes our homes. Deep green home efficiency upgrades coupled with increasingly affordable solar energy systems make a difference.
Q: I have two pink dwarf oleanders planted in 18-inch clay pots that have healthy looking foliage but few blossoms.
More homeowners are ditching wall-mounted boxes in the kitchen for a more open, spacious look, especially when the room is small.
Artists often express political ideas in their work, and many years later, collectors have trouble understanding the politics. Kirkpatrick/Anna pottery worked from 1839 to 1896 in Illinois and made pottery jugs and other useful containers. But they also created some very strange jugs.
The summer heat means one thing to Teresa Scoline.
Installing a home security system offers many advantages. First and foremost, it provides an extra level of safety to you and your family. A home security system also provides peace of mind knowing that your home is protected whether you’re there or not.
Dining rooms are stellar rooms for drama. Just think of the exquisite scenes set in “Downton Abbey’s” dining rooms.
“There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.” — James Thurber (1894-1961), American humorist, illustrator
You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home-brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up.
Q: I want to replace my bedroom carpet with ceramic tile, but when I pulled up a corner of the carpet, I discovered that the floor is concrete. Is this job difficult, and how much will it cost?
No matter how large a house is, there always seems to be a need for more space. During the 19th century, especially in the South, homes often had long, wide front halls that went from the front door to the back door. That allowed the air to circulate and helped cool the house.
I’ve learned through the years that the right lighting in the right spots transforms a room. So when it came time to select the fixtures for our lake home redo, I followed these three tips to ensure the lighting was a bright spot in my decor:
Paint your walls a bold color and friends will likely praise your creativity. Invest in a standout piece of furniture or striking work of art and your decorating is bound to earn compliments. But creating a noteworthy room with subtle, understated elegance is a bit more complicated.
There has been a major shift in the potential health of garden and landscape plants during the past two weeks. Yes, it has been hot but most plants can handle that kind of heat. This shift is less obvious.
It wasn’t that long ago a barbecue was a barbecue grill. Buy one for less than it costs to buy a steak at a Strip restaurant, along with a $2 bag of charcoal briquettes, and everything is perfect. Grill away.
A decade ago, bees of any kind were insecta non grata in most American gardens. Double that in swimming pool landscaping. But things have changed dramatically since then as we wake up to the dwindling population of pollinators crucial to so many agricultural crops.
Morocco — simply saying the name inspires images of an exotic and exciting location. I don’t know of a single other place in the world that has that same effect for me. And I am not alone.
The task of creating a more resilient community can often seem overwhelming, assuming one is even thinking about it at all. Fortunately more and more of us are not only thinking about it, but actively looking for ways to make a difference. There is so much to do. Effective change has as much to do with the way people think as the nuts and bolts of it.
Dear Readers: Have you taken a good look at your knife block lately? Does it look a little dusty and grimy? What about the slots?
The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Junior Master Gardener will host two open houses where children and their parents can view projects and collect information on the upcoming fall sessions that begin in September.
Flags, eagles, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, the Statue of Liberty, Uncle Sam and other patriotic symbols are very popular with collectors. The image gives a simple message of patriotism to Americans. You can find them in advertisements, as textile designs, on dinnerware or made into figurines for the fireplace mantel.