Joanna Maclennan’s recently published book, “The Foraged Home,” is filled with photos of how she and others have decorated spaces with found items — from seashells and tree branches to furniture.
One of the most prevalent size and scale rules you may have heard is the small room, small furniture one. Not true. In reality, regular size or even large pieces will more often make a small space look larger.
California or Mexican fan palms can make a mess in the yard. But date palms are different. Male date palms are less messy than female date palms.
Slime mold fungi are particularly disgusting because they are gelatinous and, over time, change color if they’re left undisturbed. Slime molds can lay atop the grass and smother it.
Cutting the door to fit is not a big deal; you just can’t cut too much off of it.
When it’s time to get rid of the carpet, many homeowners are choosing tile planks or luxury vinyl planks. They want the look of wood without the maintenance.
The best way to ensure that your central air-conditioning system is in good working order is to arrange for a tuneup with a professional HVAC technician. You can prevent little issues from escalating into major problems.
Patio decor needs to hold up well in direct sunlight and handle the heat. Materials that would hold up in other parts of the country will not do well here.
Glamping is camping in comfort, with accommodations as good or better than home. Glampers draw closer to nature while staying connected to technology, eating fine cuisine and sleeping in soft beds.
There is an easy way and a hard way to do add a telephone jack. The easy way is to buy a wireless telephone jack and plug it into an electrical outlet. The hard way is to buy the hardware, cut a hole in the wall and run the line.
As the weather heats up, homeowners are seeing an escalation of ants and cockroaches in search of water, which, in turn, brings out predator pests like spiders and scorpions to feed on them.
Inheriting treasures from a loved one can be a win/win for all concerned. Changing the color or upholstery does not diminish your feelings for your loved ones or their possessions. You are simply putting your stamp on them.
Plant landscape trees in wet soil and keep plant roots wet during planting. The soil should stay wet for the first couple of days while these plants are getting established.