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An illuminating website
TROY

An illuminating website

Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Like many other aspects of home design, options for lighting have proliferated over the past decade or so. Even buying a light bulb isn't as simple as it used to be. In fact, the incandescent type invented by Thomas Edison soon will be a thing of the past.
 
Bag it or leave it

Bag it or leave it

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Grass clippings are worth nothing inside a tall paper bag. They’re worth a lot more staying right where they fall.
 
Enjoying the water works
CLIFTON PARK

Enjoying the water works

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Frank and Jody Genovese of Clifton Park don’t care to travel that much, so they put their efforts into their backyard and created an at-home vacation spot that would rival any resort.
This Saturday, they’ll open their backyard to the public as part of the Capital Region Pond Tour.
 
Unexpected guests on way? Here’s a half-hour to-do list

Unexpected guests on way? Here’s a half-hour to-do list

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.
 
Millay's home offers insight on lifestyle of free-spirited poet

Millay's home offers insight on lifestyle of free-spirited poet

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.
 
Busch Gardens landscape team redoes yard for lucky homeowner

Busch Gardens landscape team redoes yard for lucky homeowner

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.
 
House and garden tour of GE Realty Plot focuses on history

House and garden tour of GE Realty Plot focuses on history

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.
 
Kitchen updates provide opportunity to reduce clutter, add inconspicuous outlets

Kitchen updates provide opportunity to reduce clutter, add inconspicuous outlets

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.
 
Altitude with Attitude
DETROIT

Altitude with Attitude

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.
 
'Zero Energy Idea House'
SEATTLE

'Zero Energy Idea House'

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Before she got into the construction business 41 years ago, Donna Shirey was a teacher. Turns out, she still is.
 
Renovating great-grandpa's old place
DETROIT

Renovating great-grandpa's old place

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.
 
A touch of spring ... from Scandinavia

A touch of spring ... from Scandinavia

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.
 
Opening some possibilities
CHARLOTTE, N.C.

Opening some possibilities

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
A sliding door can transform a room.
 
Bringing the outdoors in
BALTIMORE

Bringing the outdoors in

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.
 
Worth branching out?

Worth branching out?

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.
 
 

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