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Posted Feb 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Why settle for boring walls when you can make them wow? Nowadays there are tons of exciting specialty painting and refinishing techniques to create very personal spaces in your home. What follows is a description of some of the trendiest. Chalkboard – Turn your wall into a gigantic writing (or drawing!) pad with chalkboard paint. The specialty paint is easy to apply, and you’ll end up with a good-looking, convenient space for shopping lists, family messages, or just doodling.

Posted Feb 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM

Pruning is a task that is beneficial for trees and shrubs to keep them healthy and vibrant. This is also a task that many of us, me included, are nervous about performing. The garden is at its most dormant period in late winter, making it a good...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Energy-efficient window installation not only decreases your carbon footprint and lowers your utility bills, it also helps reduce your HVAC equipment requirements while keeping your home more comfortable in cold and hot weather. What’s more, it will...

Posted Feb 18, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: We are considering downsizing our home. We are in our mid-60s and in good health, but something smaller and in a more moderate climate keeps making more sense. We have different ideas about the best methods to sort this all out. Do...

Updated Feb 17, 2015 at 11:54 AM

Late February and early March is the proper time for pruning blueberry plants.

Updated Feb 17, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Clarification: This week’s Home-Selling Tip covers getting your home listed in the MLS database for a flat fee. DIY home-sellers who want their homes listed in the MLS still need to work with a Realtor or other real estate broker to secure their...

Posted Feb 11, 2015 at 1:01 AM

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Posted Feb 11, 2015 at 1:01 AM

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Updated Feb 10, 2015 at 10:29 AM

Q: I planted a couple of yucca plants in my yard a few years ago, and now I have more yuccas than I ever wanted. I don’t like the plant anyway, because the sharp spikes are a danger to my children and their friends. I’ve dug them up several times,...

Posted Feb 9, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKHave you ever admired a coffee table cleverly fabricated using a discarded door sitting on a frame? Or been surprised by the sight of an old refrigerator reborn as a bookshelf or TV cabinet?

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