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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

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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.

Three generations make it work under one roof

Three generations make it work under one roof

It was Friday night. Three families and their kids gathered in the kitchen of a century-old home in Minneapolis for a pizza dinner. But no one had to worry about transportation to their weekly get-together.

At plant nurseries, spring has been in the works for weeks

At plant nurseries, spring has been in the works for weeks

April is upon us, the month when the simple act of sticking a plant in a pot or garden bed creates such a powerful and tangible connection to spring.

Fast and flexible, modular construction increasingly popular for home additions

Fast and flexible, modular construction increasingly popular for home additions

The customization possible with today’s modular units means that each addition can blend seamlessly inside and on the exterior.

Art 'breathes' new light into vacant Schenectady homes

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Art 'breathes' new light into vacant Schenectady homes

Blighted homes on Eastern Avenue and Degraff Street have new life with breathing lights -- LED fixtures dimming and brightening in the windows, giving the illusion that the homes have a pulse and are “breathing.”

Five essentials for outfitting a child’s small room

Five essentials for outfitting a child’s small room

Nancy Twomey started her kid-focused design business by hand-painting chests and drawing murals of stars in New Hampshire. Almost 20 years later, she has become an expert on how to create stylish children’s rooms and has her own design studio in Alexandria, Virginia, Finnian’s Moon Interiors.

‘She Sheds’ offer artistic hideaway

‘She Sheds’ offer artistic hideaway

Yes, she sells She Sheds at the home show. But in Laura Fruehling’s defense, she didn’t come up with the name.

Preservation League: Stockade one of 'Seven to Save'

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Preservation League: Stockade one of 'Seven to Save'

The Preservation League of New York named the Stockade Historic District as one of the most endangered places in the state, but local officials are looking to the designation as a way to raise awareness and secure funding.

Art teacher's love of colors reflected in home

Art teacher's love of colors reflected in home

Personalizing her new home with color was a natural fit for Nina Strelec.

Six questions to ask before hiring a contractor to remodel your home

Six questions to ask before hiring a contractor to remodel your home

How to find a qualified professional to do renovations in your house

Are unseen leaks causing water damage in your home?

Are unseen leaks causing water damage in your home?

Four ways to avoid costly problems this winter

Fueled by wood or gas, fireplaces take center stage

Fueled by wood or gas, fireplaces take center stage

Fireplaces are an essential part of many American homes.

Four cool ways to freshen up your bedroom in winter

Four cool ways to freshen up your bedroom in winter

If you haven’t updated your bedroom in a while, you may find that some key elements have changed while you’ve been sleeping.

Nine tips to up your design game

Nine tips to up your design game

As you study vignettes on your bookmarked design blogs, flip through pages of shelter magazines and binge-watch HGTV shows, it’s hard not to imagine certain design details transforming your own home.

How "House Hunters" became the most unstoppable juggernaut on TV

How "House Hunters" became the most unstoppable juggernaut on TV

To the astonishment of rival networks, "House Hunters" remains one of the most unlikely and unstoppable juggernauts on TV, helping HGTV become one of the most-watched cable networks in America.

Decluttering guru is back with more magic

Decluttering guru is back with more magic

Marie Kondo, the self-described “crazy tidying fanatic” who has sparked the world with her joy for decluttering, has a new book to help you clean up your act.

Pretty in pink (and periwinkle blue)

Pretty in pink (and periwinkle blue)

As the world’s foremost color-trend watcher, Leatrice Eiseman had noticed blush pink and a soft periwinkle blue popping up on runways and in interiors

How to keep your home cozy all winter long

How to keep your home cozy all winter long

Right now, your home probably is still brimming with the warmth and cheeriness of the holiday season. But once the decorations are gone, how do you make that cozy feeling last through the winter months ahead?

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