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The easiest way to have a low-maintenance backyard is to put a stone patio from fence to fence. (eieihome.com)
The easiest way to have a low-maintenance backyard is to put a stone patio from fence to fence. (eieihome.com)

Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your landscaping. The weather is nice, summer BBQs are right around the corner, and your property...




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    Spring Trimmings to Make Your Kitchen a Vibrant and Welcoming Space

    These spring-fresh ideas are not costly or time-consuming, however small your budget or crowded your schedule. But yes, they are priceless in the simple joy... Read more

  • There are plenty of little gadgets on the market now that allow you to save energy, water, money, and ultimately a little bit of the planet, too. (photo: www.eluxemagazine.com)

    10 Energy and Water Saving Gadgets for Your Home

    Get smart this Earth Day (and every day) by making your home smarter! There are plenty of little gadgets on the market now that allow... Read more

  • A prize-winning Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) at the Ottawa Orchid Show on April 18, 2015.

    Lasting Beauty: Why We Love Orchids

    When it comes to beautifying the home, cut flowers and flowering plants are an easy option. Orchids are fairly low maintenance and produce attractive sprays... Read more

  • Sesigner Nao Tamura walks past her installations at the Milan Furniture Fair, in Milan, Italy, April 14, 2015.  A Memphis Group revival permeated this year’s Milan Furniture Fair, and it wasn’t just the appearance of acid colors and fanciful squiggles that helped characterize the 1980s post-futuristic design movement launched here, but a pervasive search for clarity. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Memphis Group Revival Permeates Milan Furniture Fair

    MILAN—The Memphis Group, a postmodern design movement that launched at the Milan Furniture Fair in 1981, was back to permeate this year’s fair, not just... Read more

  • Poorer boys are especially vulnerable when growing up in close proximity to wealth. (Danny Lyon/National Archives)

    Poor Doors Highlight Social Costs of Growing Up in the Shadow of Wealth

    One of New York City’s newest luxury apartment buildings recently started accepting applications for low-income renters who will use a controversial “poor door” – a... Read more

  • Workers install solar panels on the roof of a home in California

    What You Need to Know Before Getting Solar Panels

    Solar panels are a green tech success story. Visit the south of England, Germany or Italy and almost every other home will be adorned with... Read more

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    With Spring Comes Sunshine, Flowers and Billions in Insurance Risks

    Spring is the season of showers and flowers and the welcome return of warm weather. It’s also the season of one of the biggest weather... Read more

  • dated photo provided by Brian Patrick Flynn and HGTV.com, the designer Flynn used high-end performance fabrics in pastel tones to create this lounge he describes as 'rock and roll pastels' due to the mix of light colors with edgy accents and retro elements. (AP Photo/Brian Patrick Flynn, Sarah Dorio/HGTV.com)

    Ask a Designer: Decorating With Spring Pastels

    After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens, and blues can seriously brighten up... Read more

  • Brightly coloured matching lamps add a touch of pizzazz. (BPT)

    6 Design Trends to Heighten Your Home’s Style

    With spring almost here, it’s a good time to refresh and refocus on certain aspects of your life—and the home is no exception. Say goodbye... Read more

  • Craftspeople combined skills to create an English country kitchen in this Tudor-style home. (Brandon Barre)

    Designing an English Country-Style Kitchen

    With two of her three adult children still at home, Linda Gill, an executive assistant to a publisher, and her banker husband, needed to optimize... Read more

  • There are lots of choices on the market for a beautiful and versatile front door. (eieihome.com)

    Choosing a Front Door: What You Need To Know

    Choosing the right front door is an essential aspect of any home renovation or improvement project. After all, it’s the first thing people are going... Read more

  • Install a reliable alarm system while away from your home. (eieihome.com)

    Protect Your Home While on Vacation

    Going on a vacation is loads of fun—you can recuperate your mind and body and have interesting experiences abroad. But being away for any period... Read more

  • The dining room in North Star's model home of its Chateau Collection, which boasts high-pitched rooflines, turret rooms, and sweeping staircases. (North Star Homes)

    North Star Marks 25 Years of Home-Building

    Mother Nature may not be co-operating, but Phil Calvano and his team at North Star Homes are wasting no time gearing up for the spring... Read more

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    Some Things to Know About Robocalls

    WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission has been asked to look into the issue of robocalls, the automated phone messages favored by political campaigns, charities, and scammers... Read more

  • This photo provided by Wee Little Stitches shows The Golden Girls. “I think my favorite design is the Golden Girls pattern.  I have such fond memories of watching the show with my Grandmother when I was a child.  We used to laugh and laugh,” says the founder of Wee Little Stiches, Jacqueline Gable.  Wee Little Stitches designs are available at: Weelittlestitches.etsy.com. (AP Photo/Wee Little Stitches)

    Right at Home: Age-Old Art Finds Contemporary Edge

    Call it subversive stitchery. Alternative embroidery. Today’s home samplers include everything from Kanye West tweets to tattoo designs. Jamie Chalmers, a burly, bearded fellow who... Read more

  • This March 2, 2015 photo shows the view looking south from the under-construction Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Live in a Porsche? Designer Labels Draw Miami Home Buyers

    SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida—The wow factor for Miami’s skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view. It takes something more audacious to... Read more


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