The arrival of fall means it’s time to cozy up your home. By adding an item or two to a room, you can warm up a space and feel a bit better about the shorter, colder days. We found several items — some fun, some luxurious — that will do just that without breaking the bank.
We’re up to Block 9 of The Star’s monthly quilt project, “Where Poppies Grow … Remembering Almo,” which honors those who served in World War I and tells the story of Almo Ebenezer O’Kell, who served under Gen. John J. Pershing of Missouri.
Natural gas is a colorless, odorless hydrocarbon that’s nearly 100 percent combustible. The utility company offers advice if you smell gas in your home. First: Put out all open flames. No smoking. Do not light any appliances.
With a strong hint of fall in the air and first signs of color on the leaves, my mind turns toward the bounty that will soon follow. The autumn leaves that fall from the trees are the makings of rich garden mulch and compost that I will gladly collect. Even my neighbors are well-trained by now. They know they are not to throw their precious leaves away or leave them for the Monday morning trash pickup, or worse, burn them.
The 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair featured more than 500 artists displaying their work along Nichols Road and Ward Parkway, Experience ArtsKC zones, three live music stages, and local restaurants offering distinctive dishes.
Q: What could be causing orange, reddish, brown stuff to come off my granite countertop in the kitchen when it is wiped down? Could this be dangerous? It is about 13 years old, and it gets cleaned and wiped down daily.
Like you all, I love to keep up with the top designers and see what inventive new things they are doing in interior design. So the other day, when I happened upon a room that designer Miles Redd had completely washed in teal, I nearly swooned. It was so beautiful and dramatic, I couldn't get enough of it. That moment, teal became my heartthrob and I got busy designing a gallery at Nell Hill's that showcased my newest color crush.
A few years ago, the Post-Gazette featured a log house for sale in New Sewickley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Now that another log house on the same street is for sale, we can tell the story behind all five homes in Log Haven Estates.
You've decided to take the plunge and purchase that home together - now what? Whether you are a newly married couple or two people who have decided to simply live under the same roof, combining households can be an overwhelming task.
Back-to-school time is your reminder that it's also time to start your cool season food garden. What you plant on these late dates can feed you fresh and easy until the snow flies. If you're lucky enough to live in a milder climate, some vegetables yield through frost until Christmas and beyond.
LOS ANGELES - Liz Dennery Sanders and husband Peter Sanders had been looking for a corner-lot house in the Carthay Circle historic district of Los Angeles for more than a year when they saw a For Sale sign go up on their street.
Q: Hello Ed, I enjoyed your column on universal design features when choosing a toilet. It makes sense to choose plumbing fixtures that can benefit all members of a family, especially when more parents, grandparents and children may be living under one roof. Along those lines we are thinking of installing a bidet toilet seat. What can you tell me about the new bidet toilet seats?
Question: I had our attic spray-foamed in 2010. Our HVAC contractor recently did a semiannual service. The technician came down from the attic, where he was checking the air handler, and he was wringing wet with sweat.
The red spider lily is among the showiest bulbs we can grow, and a group of a 100 plus could border on the spectacular. I've always wondered if anyone had ever planted so boldly, and then on a recent weekend there they were for me to see, and I couldn't stop the car fast enough.