Your March Checklist for a Smooth-Running Home

Spring officially begins so now is the time to start prepping for the season ahead. From refreshing your decor and eliminating winter layers to performing needed home upkeep, the tasks on this checklist will make your house ready for spring…

Guest Groups: A Valentine's Day Crafts Party to Love

Spread the love by casting a Valentine’s Day party where children and adults can get crafty with handmade valentines. From mini mailboxes and munchies to table runners and twine, you’ll find everything you need to host your sweet bash! —…

Art Nouveau Style Creates Verve With Curves

Commonly known as having its origins in Belgium and France, the art nouveau period — roughly 1890 to 1914 — saw a rejection of Victorian styles, historic imitations and revivals. It demonstrated a close relationship with the fine arts, integrating…

Merry Christmas From Homes on

The holiday is here, and you have completed whatever decorating you were going to do. Now is the time to sit back and enjoy the day. Join us in the passenger seat on a digital holiday drive through the extended…

Knowing the American Southwest's Three Main Climate Zones

The arid Southwest ranges across rocky valleys and up into adjacent foothill areas, below around a 6,000-foot altitude. Many places have a thin cover of desert lot grasses, including black grama or bush muhley, and scattered shrubs including creosote bush…

A New Home Honors a Historic Neighborhood

“Everybody who visits this house believes it’s been here for 100 decades,” says builder Chris Risher of RisherMartin Fine Homes. While he enjoys old homes, he and his wife started from the ground up for this one, building a new…

Budget Decorator: 15 Ways to Update Your Kitchen on a Dime

Whether you’re planning to invest your sweat equity at a full kitchen remodel or simply hope to make a few quick changes throughout the weekend, if every penny counts it’s important to choose projects that will produce a big impact…

Louver Doors Let Storage Breathe

True louver doors are an attractive doorway style that provides privacy and security while allowing for the free flow of air. Featuring angled horizontal slats, vented louvers admit light and air and are most often used for cabinets and laundry…

10 Toilet Features for Modern Life

The biggest changes in Victorian houses have happened in the kitchen, making it virtually impossible to make an authentic replica without compromising on contemporary conveniences. The contemporary stovetop has replaced the wood-burning stove, the refrigerator has replaced the larder and…

Longer Room Leads to Deadly Chic in Manhattan

A scant 330 square feet might not appear to leave room for flexibility, but Michelle Konar has put her creativity to work in this small space. An art director in an advertising communications company, she’s taken good advantage of the…