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It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

It's family, not friends, who may help you live longer, study says

A new study shows that people with more family members as close confidants - as opposed to close friends - tend to live longer.

Digging for facts about your house?

Digging for facts about your house?

Homeowners in “Old Niskayuna” are in agreement. The Stockade and the GE Realty Plot aren’t the only neighborhoods with interesting house histories.

Break away from bland hallways

Break away from bland hallways

Hallways are the most underappreciated, overlooked design opportunity in your house. Think about how many times you pass through them each day. What if they were something special?

Medal-winning makeover: Add a splash of Rio to your home

Medal-winning makeover: Add a splash of Rio to your home

Almost no other country will be dominating headlines in these upcoming months more than Brazil.

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

Nineteen places to visit and admire on Stockade Garden Tour

When Werner Feibes was looking to liven up the backyard of his home at 17 North Ferry Street in Schenectady, a typical garden wasn’t the answer.

Homeowners convert cramped quarters into cozy destination

Homeowners convert cramped quarters into cozy destination

The challenge: Homeowner Caryn Schall had no place to stash her stuff. When she and her husband bought their Minnetonka house in 2009, its lack of storage space wasn’t immediately apparent.

Elaborate design or basic throwback, treehouses are a labor of love

SPARKS, Md.

Elaborate design or basic throwback, treehouses are a labor of love

Lexi, Lucas and Devin Goodman wander up the two-tier staircase and through a trapdoor. In the middle of the room is the trunk of a large oak tree. It’s their very own treehouse — and it’s far more involved than a few pieces of wood nailed to some branches.

In the round: Vacation home addition incorporates silo in design

In the round: Vacation home addition incorporates silo in design

As the owner and operator of Port City Brewing Company, Bill Butcher is certainly familiar with silos, since he uses one at his business in Alexandria, Virginia.

Soroptimist garden tour is Saturday

Soroptimist garden tour is Saturday

Cathy and David Wood’s garden, at their home at 1218 S. Country Club Drive in Niskayuna, is one of eight on the Soroptimist International of Schenectady’s annual garden tour this Saturday.

Give a friend a mini-garden, the gift that keeps on growing

Give a friend a mini-garden, the gift that keeps on growing

The options are endless for these beautiful displays of herbs, greens and flowers.

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

SCHENECTADY

‘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

HALFMOON

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

NEW YORK

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.

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