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Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

Tiny house trend doesn’t mean you have to give up style

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.
 
Gardeners’ Workshop to celebrate 70th anniversary

Gardeners’ Workshop to celebrate 70th anniversary

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.
 
‘Mini-mansion’ dating to 1896 once housed police station

‘Mini-mansion’ dating to 1896 once housed police station

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Kathleen Klobucher was looking for a duplex that she could live in forever when her real estate agent called her and said, “I found a great house for you. Meet me there right away.”
 
Vertical wall plants have aesthetic appeal, purify the air

Vertical wall plants have aesthetic appeal, purify the air

Friday, April 24, 2015
Got interior wall space? Then you’ve got room for a garden.
 
Splendid gardens will be highlighted on tours

Splendid gardens will be highlighted on tours

Friday, April 24, 2015
After a long winter, the sight of a beautiful garden is sure to soothe the soul.
 
Sleek home decor made from concrete

Sleek home decor made from concrete

Friday, April 24, 2015
The concrete countertops that Josh Canelli creates bear no resemblance to their distant cousin, the sidewalk.
 
Woman turns old building into her home
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Woman turns old building into her home

Friday, April 24, 2015
What was once simply an investment property evolved into a cozy home for Zita Ryan.
 
Lakeside living: Camp transformed into welcoming family home
BALLSTON LAKE

Lakeside living: Camp transformed into welcoming family home

Friday, April 24, 2015
In 1968, Wes and Joanne DeVoe bought a tiny camp on Ballston Lake. No more than 500 square feet in size, it wasn’t much to look at.
 
Who does hip NYC designer Markham Roberts credit for his style? Grandma

Who does hip NYC designer Markham Roberts credit for his style? Grandma

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The way New York designer Markham Roberts sees the world is large, bold, colorful and highly personalized, a sensitivity he attributes to the most influential person in his life — his late grandmother.
 
Latest products can help you organize the kitchen

Latest products can help you organize the kitchen

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
If you’ve lived with your kitchen for awhile, chances are you’ve got drawers full of stuff you rarely use and cupboards you just hate. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a well-organized kitchen that makes food preparation a pleasure?
 

Timing is everything when planting tomato seeds

Monday, April 6, 2015
Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course.
 
Tips to help your staircase make a strong statement

Tips to help your staircase make a strong statement

Monday, April 6, 2015
An entry hall offers a home its interior curb appeal. And while the front door, foyer dimensions, flooring, furnishings and colors can combine to provide a gracious welcome, the staircase is key in making a statement.
 
Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Couple adds new basement and first floor to 1913 cottage

Monday, March 30, 2015
There was a lot of rubbernecking at the corner of 39th and Vincent Avenue S. last summer. There, perched high on stilt-like supports, sat the second floor of a quaint cottage-style house. Below it, instead of a main floor, was nothing but air.
 
Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Plants, statues intermingle for magical effect in sculpture garden

Monday, March 23, 2015
There are a lot of larger-than-life characters inhabiting Wouterina de Raad’s garden.
 
Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Concrete gaining ground as decorative material in the home

Monday, March 23, 2015
Concrete has become a stylish medium in the home, thanks to interior designers and artisans.
 
 

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