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Decor trends for fall run the gamut of home-on-the-farm to Hollywood glamour

Decor trends for fall run the gamut of home-on-the-farm to Hollywood glamour

With nods to nostalgia, exotic motifs and tailored contemporary looks, the fall season has lots to inspire home decorators.

Chimneys: Not the place for  do-it-yourselfers

Chimneys: Not the place for do-it-yourselfers

People are drawn to a fire, whether they’re roasting marshmallows around a campfire during the summer or cuddling near the fireplace in the dead of winter.

Better safe than sorry: Winterize your home now

Capital Region homeowners got lucky last winter: The unseasonably warm temperatures and lack of significant snowfall resulted in few worries about things like ice build-up forming under roof shingles and snow-laden tree limbs taking down cable lines.

Refresh a room with a cool mid-century look

Refresh a room with a cool mid-century look

After the bloated siege of the overstuffed couch, the “chair and a half” and mountainous mattresses, the sleek and sexy era of midcentury modern is back with a vengeance.

It's tiny!

It's tiny!

Insulated flooring, reinforced framing, notched rafters and a hand-made front door are features of a new house Schoharie County resident Ryan McGiver recently placed on the Internet for sale.
Though these attributes might be found in other newly-built homes, few on the market compare with this piece of construction crafted by McGiver — one of a growing group of people embracing the concept of tiny homes.

Doggy doors can let more than pets in

Doggy doors can let more than pets in

A burglar will use any open door — front, back, side, garage or doggy.

There’s renewed interest in living downtown

There’s renewed interest in living downtown

The streetscape view from the second floor of Metropolitan Lofts offers a modern day vista of downtown Schenectady that was hardly conceivable a decade ago.

Enjoy the warm tones of autumn before winter’s chill

Enjoy the warm tones of autumn before winter’s chill

If your petunias are getting leggy and your geraniums have seen better days, it’s time for an autumn makeover.

Fun fairy gardens can bring magic to your yard

There is a sort of magic that happens in fairy gardens, those miniature landscapes meant to inspire tiny mythical creatures to visit your yard.

Replacing windows more about comfort than value

Replacing windows more about comfort than value

Are your windows leaking air? Are they getting more difficult to open? Is the wood frame rotting?

Beloved Ballston home dates back to 18th Century

Beloved Ballston home dates back to 18th Century

'It’s not wonderful, it’s not elegant, it’s not formal, it’s very informal, wonderful for family and children. You can’t hurt this place. We’ve been here a long time, raised kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Isn’t that wonderful? ' : Homeowner Betty Warden

Johnstown, Gloversville boast grand, historic homes at reasonable prices

Johnstown, Gloversville boast grand, historic homes at reasonable prices

Nestled off a wide street that once cut a path through the town of Johnstown for horse-drawn carriages is a Victorian mansion, stately in sheer dimension and ornate facade and remarkable for its successful transition from 19th to 21st century. The home and its carriage house would sell for more than $1 million in many places. But the stately homes in the historic cities of Johnstown and Gloversville go for a lot less.

Autumn's colors make beautiful garden additions

Autumn's colors make beautiful garden additions

Whether you're a gardener, garden gazer or leaf-peeper, the season has something to offer every beholding eye. Here in the Northeast, where the growing season is roughly May through October, getting the most out of it can be both a challenge and a reward for gardeners.

Innovative options can cut home heating costs

Innovative options can cut home heating costs

With cold weather fast approaching and household budgets tight, many homeowners are looking for innovative ways to lower their heating costs.

Keeping squirrels away from feeders never easy

Keeping squirrels away from feeders never easy

Dang those squirrels when they get into bird feeders.

Security systems can protect against break-ins

Security systems can protect against break-ins

More and more American homes are being burglarized, the Associated Press reports -- all in pursuit of gold, whose price peaked last month at $1,891 an ounce.

Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

Wall-to-wall carpeting making bold comeback

After years of being ripped out and kicked to the curb, carpet is making a comeback. And not just the neutral-toned carpets of recent years, but ones that are boldly colored or patterned.

Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

Decks getting fancier, easier to maintain

The deck has gone high tech.

'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

'Mother-in-law' suites in demand, builders say

Betsy McCann and her husband, Jim Forbes, often worried that his mother was growing isolated in her Los Angeles-area home. At 90, Lois Brokus had stopped driving and was sometimes afraid to be alone in her house.

Fall an ideal time for reinvigorating touches

Fall an ideal time for reinvigorating touches

Spring may be the season of cleaning out clutter and brightening up the home, but fall can be equally inspiring.

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