Millennials, armed with the latest data on decor and a passion for personalization of their ideas, are swarming into the home marketplace. It’s turned designers from contractors into collaborators as the latest generation rolls up its sleeves to play a larger part in defining its world, from chair fabrics to carbon footprints.
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Some homes hold secrets and conceal more space than meets the eye. A door hidden in plain view that leads to a secret room isn’t just the stuff of movie sets and spy novels, says Steve Humble, president and founder of the decade-old Creative Home Engineering firm, based in Gilbert, Ariz.
Hardwood flooring is considered a hallmark for floor covering. It has been used for ages and gives a warm and inviting look to any home.
“Vernacular Tobacco Cabinet” was the name of this piece in a November Garth’s auction. It doesn’t seem to be made by a skilled cabinetmaker.
Holiday trees are one of the most recognized traditions of the holiday season. But what happens now that the holiday season has ended?
With so many styles of kitchens and cabinets, it can sometimes be hard to decide on a favorite. You may see kitchens in each style and agree that they are all beautiful in their own way. But which is the style you would choose for your own home?
Q: My bathroom fan is making a horrible noise. How can I fix it?
Q: After six years, I am finally getting oranges. They are turning orange and I have been told not to pick them until mid-January. Is this right?
Reflection is common at the end of the year. Reviewing the Green Living columns for 2014 led me to take stock of almost nine years of consecutive biweekly publication. This is column number 232. Their purpose is to plant seeds of awareness that will grow into positive change in our community. The fruit of those seeds will nourish future generations. It is part of my green dream.
The freeze is coming. Remember that the coldest is just before dawn. Clear, cloudless skies are more likely to give us lower temperatures and freezing; windy cold is worse than just cold. Cover tender plants before you go to bed and uncover them when it is no longer freezing.
The sound of chimes ringing 12 times at midnight blends with the “10, 9, 8 …” chant that ushers in the new year. Today we may watch the year change on a TV screen, but in years past the celebration was timed by a chiming grandfather clock.
Every year, we paint the holidays red. The color seems to be everywhere, not just on Santa’s suit or on Rudolph’s bright nose. This is a Christmas story of how I came to embrace the color red and change my life at the same time.
According to the Chinese zodiac calendar, 2015 is the year of the sheep. Apparently, Jackie Jordan didn’t get the memo.
Join Springs Preserve experts for a guided walk through the botanical gardens on Dec. 27.
The desert typically doesn’t lend itself to enjoying the four seasons as most transplants from northern states or middle America are used to. However, if you are a savvy hunter and decorator, you can bring the outdoors into your home to create a sense of winter.
I’m frequently asked about some of my favorite items to use or things to do when remodeling, redecorating or just updating a few things in a home. So here are my personal top eight favorites.
Kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects can significantly add comfort, improve functionality and increase the home’s resale value. Whichever reason drives homeowners to complete an improvement project, they need to pick one that also delivers a return on investment.
Q: I have a leak where the drain line connects to the bottom of the kitchen sink. What can I do?
Q: What can I use for bugs on my cabbage now?
A lot of plants come into our homes in December, and whether their stay is good or bad depends on you.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, January is National Radon Protection Month. A radon test kit is a perfect, economical and easy-to-use gift for every homeowner whether or not the home has been tested in the past.