Spring/Summer Home Improvement 2020

12 Stories • Available March 2020
Houseplants 101

Houseplants 101

Some of us just aren't gifted with a green thumb. Somehow, plants that have been thriving at a nursery or department store instantly wither and die when we bring them home. Many just accept this

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Grow Your Own Vegetables

Grow Your Own Vegetables

If you're a DIY hobby champ or an organic-only food snob, you know that nothing parallels the taste of your own freshly grown vegetables. Despite this romantic, bucolic urge, starting a garden --

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Arts, Crafts And Fun

Arts, Crafts And Fun

The original Arts and Crafts movement began more than a century ago in response to industrialized manufacturing and common reproductions. It has grown into a source of pride, of craftsmanship an

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Stylish And Sustainable

Stylish And Sustainable

Some people have large houses with many rooms. Some people have studio apartments. Some people live in RVs, yurts, villas, co-ops or even boats. But I'll share a secret with you. Are you listenin

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Reclaim Your Space

Reclaim Your Space

Does walking into your home make you feel overwhelmed by all of the stuff taking up space? Are you constantly making excuses to not have people over, and even avoiding your own abode as much as p

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Backyard Oasis

Backyard Oasis

The weather is heating up, and now's the time to prep your outdoor space. Whether you're entertaining guests or simply enjoy being alfresco, you won't regret the time, effort and resources you pu

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Organize Your Home

Organize Your Home

There are lots of benefits to having an organized kitchen: You know your inventory, can easily find what you need and are not overwhelmed with clutter. But getting organized can be a challenge,

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Creating An Ideal Home Office

Creating An Ideal Home Office

There are many reasons why you might want a home office. Perhaps you're growing tired of commuting to your workplace during hazardous weather days or when you're feeling under the weather -- but

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High Humidity Woes

High Humidity Woes

Humidity, or the lack thereof, is always a popular topic. Where I live in northern Colorado, it's dry! We have no humidity. Well, not exactly, but it averages in the low- to mid-20% during the su

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Old Counters Become New

Old Counters Become New

Dear James: I have an old laminate kitchen countertop still in good shape. I want to refinish it myself so it looks like real granite. What options do I have? -- Sandra N. Dear Sandra: There ar

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Upgrades And Fixer-uppers

Upgrades And Fixer-uppers

*If I'm making upgrades to a new home, is it reasonable to pay for the upgrades in advance? Yes, it is totally reasonable for a developer to ask for payment in advance of the requested modifica

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Artfully Placing Your Art

Artfully Placing Your Art

No design project is quite finished without art. It's the final touch, like putting on jewelry. The selection of art is truly personal. Much like beauty, it is the eye of the beholder that qualif

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Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 1

Spring/summer Home Improvement Info 1

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