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Home & Garden

Fashion-forward tiles hot home trend

One of the oldest materials in home design is trending like a hot newcomer.

May 22, 2018 1:00 am


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Pre-offer checklist

House hunting can feel like an adventurous new chapter in your life. If you're lucky enough to find the property that checks off all the...

May 21, 2018 1:00 am


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Finances key in home choice

When it comes to buying a home, experts are pretty clear about the proper order of things – agreeing you should fit your mortgage...

May 21, 2018 1:00 am


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How to prepare your outdoor grill for its time to shine

No summer weekend is complete without an outdoor barbecue. But before you fire up the grill this season, you'll want to give it a...

May 19, 2018 1:00 am


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Your top priority right now: The lawn

Question: It has been so cool and wet; I haven't been able to get anything done in the garden and yard. Any thoughts on setting...

May 12, 2018 1:00 am


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Bad homeowner habits

Every homeowner makes mistakes.

May 12, 2018 1:00 am


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Options available in contractor dispute

Even when you think you've hired the right contractor, your project can go wrong. But all is not lost, as long as the contractor was...

May 7, 2018 1:00 am


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What all the buzz is about

Spring is a busy time for bees and their beekeepers.

May 6, 2018 1:00 am


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Poolside planting

Landscaping around an outdoor swimming pool requires no-muss, no-fuss plant selections. The pool can be a flowery focal point, but don't...

May 5, 2018 1:00 am


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Cleaning for savings

Is your fridge filled with fuzzy UFOs (unidentified food objects) and duplicate jars of jellies and sauces because you can't find...

May 5, 2018 1:00 am


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Furniture buyers beware

Americans spend billions of dollars a year on furniture, but they're often not getting what they paid for.

April 30, 2018 1:00 am


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Raising stink about fragrances

I find artificially perfumed products so distracting that I have trouble concentrating in their presence. I can't stand to have certain...

April 29, 2018 1:00 am


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Ecovars promote diversity

Question: I was ordering some prairie grasses online and the term “ecovar” kept coming up. What does it...

April 28, 2018 1:00 am


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Growing your own flower planters

A flower planter or hanging basket bought ready-made at a nursery: lush with showy, vibrant blooms, providing an instant splash for your...

April 28, 2018 1:00 am


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Cleaning can create clutter

Cleaning the house is pretty low on most people's list of ways to spend their free time. If you've finally found the motivation to get...

April 23, 2018 1:00 am