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Durable Concrete Countertops Are Easy To Make Oct. 22, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I saw decorative concrete countertops at a home show, and I want to try it myself. What ... Read More

Improve on a Code House With a Few Adjustments Oct. 01, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: We are in the design stage of our dream home. Our builder said he builds code houses. Wh... Read More

Murder in the Rose Garden Aug. 26, 2020

Jamie Stiehm

The laziest first lady in American history paved over parts of the White House Rose Garden for her h... Read More

Bad Client Inspired a Career Change Jul. 23, 2020

At Work

Q: I worked in a high-paying position for many years. I was good at troubleshooting, meeting deadlin... Read More

How To Evaluate and Select a Building Lot Jan. 23, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: I am looking for a building lot. The nicest lots have already been taken in subdivisions... Read More

Install a Recessed or Surface Medicine Cabinet Dec. 12, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: Now that our daughters are getting older, I need to install a large medicine cabinet in ... Read More

Proper Indoor Wall-Painting Techniques Nov. 21, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am redecorating my living room now that the kids are older. I have never been able to ... Read More

Plan Your Bathroom Remodeling in the Proper Sequence Nov. 07, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are planning a do-it-yourself project to add another bathroom for the children. What ... Read More

Design and Add a Pantry to Your Kitchen Sep. 26, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are doing some remodeling and adding a room on to our house. I have always wanted a w... Read More

Fashionable Hardware Apr. 27, 2019

The Art of Design

I remember not so long ago when a home renovation required changing all your hardware to "update" th... Read More

Ring In the New Year With an Interior Designer Dec. 22, 2018

The Art of Design

Ringing in the new year can be an uplifting experience for some and a time of melancholy for others.... Read More