Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It is the kind of treehouse that a kid could spend all day and all night inside. Patrick and Cindy Mifsud’s kids have in fact pulled all-nighters in the cedar and pine play set nestled in their backyard in Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Before she got into the construction business 41 years ago, Donna Shirey was a teacher. Turns out, she still is.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Christopher Lee and Amy Feigley-Lee find themselves at home and heart-bound to a Detroit house once owned by Lee’s great-grandfather in the Roaring ’20s, but which was lost at the onset of the Great Depression.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and stripes, and wood furniture left natural or painted in colors that evoke the region’s natural beauty. If all that sounds appealing as you shake off winter’s gloom, you’ll find many pretty, Scandinavian-inspired decor options for spring.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A sliding door can transform a room.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The renovations and additions to a Baltimore power couple’s Reisterstown, Md., home make it ideal not only for entertaining large groups, but for entertaining birds, too.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A few hours south of the Capital Region, spring is a riot of flowering trees and shrubs that traditionally haven't thrived locally, but with recent winters trending on the milder side, area gardeners have begun to wonder if less hardy landscape features might have a shot in their yards.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
For many parents trying to get out the door on time in the morning, a child with a disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
It’s called barre, and it’s a fitness class that’s just beginning to take off in the Capital Region after migrating from New York City.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
‘We call it Craig’s house, in fact,” says David Henderson, stay-at-home dad, first-time general contractor and, more to the point, ace hunter-gatherer.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
It’s cold out there. Now’s the time when home serves as a cozy refuge. We light our fireplaces and wish for spring. But what if we took the opposite approach, using the inspiration of frosty winter colors and shimmering, icy textures to create rooms that look gorgeous year-round?
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose’s appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine’s Day vaseful. In home decor, roses have long been a favorite motif.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Pam Krison believes people consider home projects during the winter months. And the executive officer of the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association has ideas what workers and home owners will be doing during the spring.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
A pantry is a cook’s prop closet. With planning, the meal maker can always have something special tucked away
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
These products definitely are not the shiny orange sheet that covered your mom’s kitchen floor, or the old peel-and-stick school hall tiles your dad plopped down in the foyer. Modern luxury vinyl is a broad category that includes wood- and stone-look products with colors and textures good enough to fool the eye.