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The row houses of Saratoga
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The row houses of Saratoga

When an inferno raced through five 19th century Woodlawn Avenue brick row houses in July, it jeopardized one of the few Saratoga Springs examples of the brownstone-style homes that are so numerous in New York City.
 
A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home

A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home

Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
A 16-page special section with features and ideas for the home
 
‘Bookends,’ air circulation among the keys to a well-built woodpile

‘Bookends,’ air circulation among the keys to a well-built woodpile

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Arranging a mound of firewood into neat, sturdy stacks is like completing a puzzle: If the pieces don’t fit right, it won’t be a pretty picture when the whole thing topples over.
 
Scotia couple stocks mailbox-sized structure with free books for all ages

Scotia couple stocks mailbox-sized structure with free books for all ages

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
During his summer vacation, Jim Bailey built a library in his front yard.
 
Mums are the inexpensive, hardy and colorful word

Mums are the inexpensive, hardy and colorful word

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
The chrysanthemum, the unofficial flower of fall, is blooming in bright gold, purple, orange and bronze at farm stands, garden centers and home improvement stores everywhere.
 
Decorations add warmth to non-functioning fireplace

Decorations add warmth to non-functioning fireplace

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
It might not be home to a roaring blaze, but a non-functioning fireplace can still warm up your living space this fall.
 

Leasing a system makes going solar a cheaper alternative for your home

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Ben Kunz wanted to do “the green thing” and save on his electric bill without paying a lot of money up front. So instead of buying a solar system for his house in Cheshire, Conn., he leased one.
 
Old pieces can be repurposed for any room

Old pieces can be repurposed for any room

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
There’s a chair in Dawn DiLorenzo’s Charlton home that had nothing going for it when she bought it besides an interesting shape.
 
Autumn décor trends more eclectic, liberating

Autumn décor trends more eclectic, liberating

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
The era of specific décor trends is on the wane. Rooms full of traditional or modern furniture have been replaced by a more eclectic sensibility, interior decorators and designers agree.
 
Natural-looking faux plants can liven up a home

Natural-looking faux plants can liven up a home

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
If there’s somewhere in your home that needs livening up but it’s not practical to use real plants, consider using faux flowers and greenery.
And don’t worry about it.
 
 

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