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.
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
It’s cold out there. Now’s the time when home serves as a cozy refuge. We light our fireplaces and wish for spring. But what if we took the opposite approach, using the inspiration of frosty winter colors and shimmering, icy textures to create rooms that look gorgeous year-round?
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Floral fads may ebb and flow, but the rose’s appeal remains constant, well beyond a Valentine’s Day vaseful. In home decor, roses have long been a favorite motif.
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Pam Krison believes people consider home projects during the winter months. And the executive officer of the Capital Region Builders & Remodelers Association has ideas what workers and home owners will be doing during the spring.
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013
A pantry is a cook’s prop closet. With planning, the meal maker can always have something special tucked away
Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
These products definitely are not the shiny orange sheet that covered your mom’s kitchen floor, or the old peel-and-stick school hall tiles your dad plopped down in the foyer. Modern luxury vinyl is a broad category that includes wood- and stone-look products with colors and textures good enough to fool the eye.
Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013
Getting a family organized requires more than a few well-chosen New Year’s resolutions. Increasingly, homeowners are carving out a physical space — anything from a single kitchen cabinet to an entire spare room — that can function as a family information center.
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
If you’ve got your decor looking just about right but want that extra “wow” factor, consider painting interior doors.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013
Want to incorporate a touch of “Downton’s” elegance into your 21st century life? Plan a dinner party that takes the formality quotient up a notch.
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012
How do you provide enough seating for a roomful of holiday revelers with just a sofa and a few chairs? Here, some advice on maximizing seating without sacrificing style.
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa.
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
Worlds away from the Shire, a stone cottage tucked into the Pennsylvania countryside would make Bilbo Baggins feel back home with his Hobbit friends in Middle-earth.
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
Chris Krstanovic recently built an observatory at his house in Windham, N.H. Before he added the domed structure, he didn’t stargaze as often as he liked because of the time and effort involved in setting up his telescopes and other equipment.