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Home and Garden

Popularity of wallpaper on the rise

While the past decade has been all about toning things down with neutral grays and whites, wallpaper is being seen as a fun way to embellish style, add a splash of drama or create distinct spaces.

With COVID abating, it’s time for deep clean

For almost three years, the COVID-19 pandemic has kept families in their homes. Now that life is returning to some normalcy, the house that has kept everyone safe and warm needs to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.

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Variety of roofing material options in Las Vegas

Roof replacement is one of the biggest and most expensive renovation efforts for your home and one where homeowners have plenty of questions.

Spool is the answer to small yard

Spool is a blend of “spa” and “pool” and is used to describe a water feature that resembles a large hot tub but with powerful directional jets that create a current against which you can swim.

Colorful flowers will attract butterflies in spring, fall

When making a spot that attracts butterflies, choose a warm location out of the wind. Choose flowers in yellow, orange, red and pinks that bloom in spring or fall when it is cooler, and plant them in large numbers.

Good time to look for borers is after rainfall

Right after a rain is a good time to look for borers feeding in the moist cambium of fruit trees. It’s a good time to get out a sharp knife, sanitize and sharpen it, and remove these borers before they cause more damage.

Use laser level to ensure spacing is exact

The more expensive laser levels are self-leveling and others require the operator to adjust them. The great thing though, is that they are extremely accurate, even for long distances.

Designer talks new opportunities at Las Vegas Market

“Homing, nesting and cocooning are top-of-mind for homeowners in a time when travel and social life have been curtailed,” said Chris Barrett, owner of Chris Barrett Design, who took part in a panel discussion at last week’s Las Vegas Market.