Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015
Mike Holmes, famous for calling out bad plumbing, woodworking and electrical work on the HGTV show “Holmes on Homes,” says there are steps homebuyers can take to avoid many of those problems.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
A certain wunderkammer — or “cabinet of curiosities” — aesthetic defines the hand-printed wallpaper, fabric and tile of Grow House Grow.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Upholstery is getting racy. At the spring Furniture Market, vertical stripes commonly associated with classic speedsters made the jump from the racetrack to chairs and sofas.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It’s a small thing, often overlooked amid major items like furniture and paint colors when you’re decorating a room. But don’t underestimate the power of household hardware.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Seven years ago, when Chris and Emily DeBolt opened Fiddlehead Creek, a pesticide-free, native plant nursery in Washington County, there were lots of monarch butterflies. This summer, DeBolt has yet to see a single monarch.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Some people are downsizing their gardens big time. They’re moving from whopping perennial borders to terrariums, tiny Zen gardens and fairy-gardens-in-a-pot.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Challenged to build homes that create a feeling of light, space and tranquility in some of the world’s most densely populated areas, Japanese architects have had no choice but to think outside the box. Literally.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
While some head for the hills as retirement nears, this couple ran to the river and it has been smooth sailing ever since.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
As you turn in the driveway of Bob and Maggie Jackson’s West Glenville home and meander down the flowering crabapple tree-lined path, you’ll come upon an idyllic scene.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
For a while, no one wanted the house at 1151 Lowell Ave., one of the biggest in the GE Realty Plot.
Monday, May 25, 2015
When Morgaine Ford-Workman and Wren Workman bought a house with a backyard shed, they saw the potential for something more than storing garden tools.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Veterinarians are beginning to preach the gospel of gardening — primarily how organic fruits and vegetables can be used to improve the health of family pets.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
“The landscape should be the bow on the package,” says landscape designer Diane Smith. “It should enhance the house and make it look nice from the street.”
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Small is getting bigger for sure. The average American single-family house will drop to 2,152 square feet this year, 10 percent smaller than five years ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Every time Mary Gridley walks out of the house and works on her garden, she says she’s doing her part to make the world a better place.