Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Summer is the season of inviting friends over for impromptu barbecues and last-minute, casual get-togethers. That means it’s also the season of cringing when you realize your house is in no condition to be seen by the guests who will be arriving any minute.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edna St. Vincent Millay never had to go looking for excitement. It usually came to her, which may explain why, in her 30s, she chose to live just outside the sleepy little hamlet of Austerlitz in eastern Columbia County.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Busch Gardens Williamsburg landscapers have repeatedly won the annual “most beautiful park” award — 22 times to be exact — from the National Amusement Park Historical Association. This year, they decided to share some of that talent with a lucky homeowner.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Six homes, two gardens and the building and grounds of the First Unitarian Society of Schenectady will be on display Saturday and Sunday as the GE Realty Plot House and Garden Tour resumes for the first time since 2009.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Smart use of space is a goal in most homes, but the space between the upper cabinets and countertops is precious. You need to plug in the mixer, keep the iPad close to follow that recipe you discovered online, and be able to grab the cumin and chili powder.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
It is the kind of treehouse that a kid could spend all day and all night inside. Patrick and Cindy Mifsud’s kids have in fact pulled all-nighters in the cedar and pine play set nestled in their backyard in Dearborn Heights, Mich.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Before she got into the construction business 41 years ago, Donna Shirey was a teacher. Turns out, she still is.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Christopher Lee and Amy Feigley-Lee find themselves at home and heart-bound to a Detroit house once owned by Lee’s great-grandfather in the Roaring ’20s, but which was lost at the onset of the Great Depression.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Perhaps to alleviate the dreariness of long northern winters, Scandinavian style tends toward folk-art florals, crisp checks, plaids and stripes, and wood furniture left natural or painted in colors that evoke the region’s natural beauty. If all that sounds appealing as you shake off winter’s gloom, you’ll find many pretty, Scandinavian-inspired decor options for spring.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A sliding door can transform a room.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The renovations and additions to a Baltimore power couple’s Reisterstown, Md., home make it ideal not only for entertaining large groups, but for entertaining birds, too.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A few hours south of the Capital Region, spring is a riot of flowering trees and shrubs that traditionally haven't thrived locally, but with recent winters trending on the milder side, area gardeners have begun to wonder if less hardy landscape features might have a shot in their yards.
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
For many parents trying to get out the door on time in the morning, a child with a disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock.
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013
It’s called barre, and it’s a fitness class that’s just beginning to take off in the Capital Region after migrating from New York City.
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013
‘We call it Craig’s house, in fact,” says David Henderson, stay-at-home dad, first-time general contractor and, more to the point, ace hunter-gatherer.