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Thinking outside the fence and going green

Thinking outside the fence and going green

Landscapers and their clients are using a variety of greens to create privacy and outdoor living rooms and gardens.

Out in style: How to furnish outdoor spaces

Out in style: How to furnish outdoor spaces

There used to be a shortage of options for outdoor furnishings, especially when it came to smaller spaces. Now, it seems there are just about as many pieces, styles, colors, materials and price points for items outside the home as there are for items inside it.

‘I’m a lot proud’: Ground broken for Allen Apartments

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‘I’m a lot proud’: Ground broken for Allen Apartments

Ground was broken Thursday on affordable housing in Hamilton Hill named after late city Councilman Joseph Allen, whose grandson, Ray, described the project as great.

Every home, big or small, should have a mudroom

Every home, big or small, should have a mudroom

Given the volatile weather this spring, we all need to be prepared for all conditions, all of the time.

Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

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Bright idea: Investing in roofless solar

Capital Region residents have a chance to cut down on their electric bills without slapping solar panels on their roofs by buying into the state’s first shared renewable solar project based in Halfmoon.

Concept house is as much about the outside as the inside

Concept house is as much about the outside as the inside

The “Contemporary Farmhouse” constructed in a subdivision outside Las Vegas in what once had been a desert, is a modest-sized dwelling that lives big and throws convention out the window.

Labyrinths winding their way into homeowners’ yards

Labyrinths winding their way into homeowners’ yards

The labyrinth is an ancient idea made new. The spiral design has been around since before recorded history, though no one is sure where the pattern originated or why.

Spring cleaning do's and don'ts: 8 tips from professionals

Spring cleaning do's and don'ts: 8 tips from professionals

It's spring and for some reason, the entire country gets obsessed with cleaning out their entire house, from the closets to the file cabinets to the shelves in the garage.

Designer’s kitchen redo pairs sleek function, relaxed lifestyle

Designer’s kitchen redo pairs sleek function, relaxed lifestyle

Open a cabinet to take out a coffee pod in Patrick Sutton’s Fells Point kitchen in Baltimore, and you’ll get a little wake-up jolt: The inside of the cabinet is painted bright orange. “It’s sort of like biting into a Klondike bar,” says Patrick, 53, a top Baltimore interior designer, whose renovated kitchen looks out on water from two sides.

A tiny home takes shape in New York, but it’s unlikely to stay

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A tiny home takes shape in New York, but it’s unlikely to stay

Miko Mercer would seem to be a good candidate for a tiny house — single, tidy, 5-foot-3. And indeed she has joined the Tiny House Movement that has swept the country the last several years.

Three generations make it work under one roof

Three generations make it work under one roof

It was Friday night. Three families and their kids gathered in the kitchen of a century-old home in Minneapolis for a pizza dinner. But no one had to worry about transportation to their weekly get-together.

At plant nurseries, spring has been in the works for weeks

At plant nurseries, spring has been in the works for weeks

April is upon us, the month when the simple act of sticking a plant in a pot or garden bed creates such a powerful and tangible connection to spring.

Fast and flexible, modular construction increasingly popular for home additions

Fast and flexible, modular construction increasingly popular for home additions

The customization possible with today’s modular units means that each addition can blend seamlessly inside and on the exterior.

Art 'breathes' new light into vacant Schenectady homes

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Art 'breathes' new light into vacant Schenectady homes

Blighted homes on Eastern Avenue and Degraff Street have new life with breathing lights -- LED fixtures dimming and brightening in the windows, giving the illusion that the homes have a pulse and are “breathing.”

Five essentials for outfitting a child’s small room

Five essentials for outfitting a child’s small room

Nancy Twomey started her kid-focused design business by hand-painting chests and drawing murals of stars in New Hampshire. Almost 20 years later, she has become an expert on how to create stylish children’s rooms and has her own design studio in Alexandria, Virginia, Finnian’s Moon Interiors.

‘She Sheds’ offer artistic hideaway

‘She Sheds’ offer artistic hideaway

Yes, she sells She Sheds at the home show. But in Laura Fruehling’s defense, she didn’t come up with the name.

Preservation League: Stockade one of 'Seven to Save'

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Preservation League: Stockade one of 'Seven to Save'

The Preservation League of New York named the Stockade Historic District as one of the most endangered places in the state, but local officials are looking to the designation as a way to raise awareness and secure funding.

Art teacher's love of colors reflected in home

Art teacher's love of colors reflected in home

Personalizing her new home with color was a natural fit for Nina Strelec.

Six questions to ask before hiring a contractor to remodel your home

Six questions to ask before hiring a contractor to remodel your home

How to find a qualified professional to do renovations in your house

Are unseen leaks causing water damage in your home?

Are unseen leaks causing water damage in your home?

Four ways to avoid costly problems this winter

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