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Feb. 27

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Global trends topic for seminar at design center

Solar water heater incentives add up

My last column focused on our man-made solar eclipse, some of the damage that results from drilling for fossil fuels and ways we can reduce our need for natural gas by using the sun to heat water and even our homes. A new solar hot water rebate program is in the works for Nevadans, similar to the rebates already in place for photovoltaic (PV) systems. The program details are not finalized but it will be available to NV Energy and Southwest Gas customers.

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Puppetry makes folding sheets easier

DEAR HELOISE: I have been an avid reader for many, many years. Do you have any tips for folding a king-size fitted sheet after washing? — D. Green, Orange, Calif.

New Wonder

Dark, dusty bedroom becomes attic oasis

When Damon and Jodie bought their house, they focused all of their energies on renovating the kitchen so they could start a catering business. They spent many hours uncovering the room’s beautiful brick and building a restaurant-inspired island with lots of cooking space. But now that they have a great kitchen, all they do is work.

Ceiling’s million-dollar look difficult to obtain

: I made the mistake of walking through several million-dollar homes one afternoon and saw a feature that I want to install in my own home: a coffered ceiling. I have a living area that I would like to do this in. How is this done, and how do you reinforce the ceiling to support the weight of the beams?

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