Beautiful container gardens can make for a lovely Mother’s Day gift. Start with her favorite colors and plants or go for utilitarian and plant an herb container. Ready-made ones are available at most nurseries and national hardware retailers. But here’s how to you can make your own.
While it has gone through its share of trends over the years, the sectional is still a go-to secret weapon among designers who want to do more with less. They are particularly handy for clients in small spaces who like to entertain.
The use of chevron adds instant interest and makes a statement. The beauty of chevron is that it can truly be used in various rooms and can be incorporated into the home in different ways such as the use of accent pillows, accessories such as trays or even wallpaper.
Put away the snowblower and tune up the lawn mower, because what passes for spring these days has arrived. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute offers some tips for proper and safe operation of all the things you need to keep your yard looking marvelous.
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City concluded its annual home improvement and landscaping show on Sunday at Bartle Hall. Attractions included more than 200 exhibitors, several guest speakers, a pop-up market and a landscaping demonstration plot.
The Kansas City National Association of the Remodeling Industry is hosting its annual homes tour this weekend. You can tour 20 homes throughout the metropolitan area between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Projects range from kitchens and master bathrooms to whole houses and lower-level remodels.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. - Drew Davis walked up the steps of his Waukegan home with his 9-year-old twins, Hope and Finn, to discover a new door, fresh blue paint on the siding and yellow daffodils and forsythia blooming where old, unkempt bushes once grew. Inside, he found a remodeled interior with an art studio and living room designed to give him the space he needs to paint while his children do their homework.
I remember it like yesterday. I returned from a Rotary Club meeting in Mission, Tex., to see a good sized group with cameras gathered around a patch of flowers at the National Butterfly Center there. I quickly went in and asked what were they seeing? The answer was a Great Purple Hairstreak butterfly. Today when I give a presentation on butterflies I typically call that one a $5 butterfly, in other words it is so showy it's worth the price of admission.
Safe, friendly gardening with a pet in your household can be a difficult pastime if your yard isn't set up to handle the wear and tear from a four-footed animal who doesn't know the difference between your prized petunias and the potty.
What can I do to freshen up my living room or family room without spending a fortune? This is a question that I get dozens of times each week from readers, viewers and friends. Everyone is tired of winter and looking for quick decorating pick-me-ups.
Finally, the snow has thawed and it's time for sun and warmth! Whether you live in a warm weather climate or beach environment part-time or year-round, vacation in a beachfront community or just dream, there are number of ways to incorporate beach decor into your home.
Q: My home has been inspected every year for termites and pests for the past 10 years and now they tell me it needs to be treated. The seller told me the home was treated years ago with chlorine and that I would never have a problem. What is going on here?