RSSHome And Garden

Latest News

Living roofs take root in wine country

Living roofs take root in wine country

Odette Estate's innovative roof combines 8,500 square feet of planted, living roof with 2,500 square feet of solar panels.

August 16, 2014 12:46 pm Photos

Photos

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden.

August 16, 2014 10:47 am Photos

Photos

Right at Home: style tips for off-campus living

Right at Home: style tips for off-campus living

For college kids who move off-campus, learning to accommodate the styles and needs of housemates is good practice for life after school.

August 16, 2014 10:47 am Photos

Photos

Ask a Designer: Exploring wood's possibilities

Ask a Designer: Exploring wood's possibilities

Working with wood comes naturally to New York interior designer Dan Faires. He grew up in an old farmhouse and has been developing his carpentry skills for much of his life.

August 16, 2014 10:03 am Photos

Photos

ReWatch: Henn and Sons help make home improvement affordable for everyone

ReWatch: Henn and Sons help make home improvement affordable for everyone

Looking for cabinets, doors, sinks, trim, hardware, furniture or appliances? How about a three-piece bedroom set, matching love seat and couch or a beautiful Howard Miller Grandfather clock?

August 16, 2014 8:00 am

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014

Keeping cool

August 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Get rid of the gunk with a garage sale

Get rid of the gunk with a garage sale

Garage sales are a great way to rid your house of clutter, and make a few bucks while you're at it.

August 10, 2014 3:34 pm Photos

Photos

Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Quick fixes make that homey feel a snap

Creating the comforting ambiance of personal and permanency in a rental space takes some planning, otherwise there goes the damage deposit when moving on.

August 09, 2014 10:47 am Photos

Photos

Grime on the house? Pros and cons of power washing

Grime on the house? Pros and cons of power washing

Is there grime on your siding that good old-fashioned elbow grease won't take away? Stains on your concrete driveway? Is the deck looking dirty? Power washing or pressure washing might be an option.

August 09, 2014 10:42 am

Fall decor does a Scottish fling

Fall decor does a Scottish fling

Where fashion goes, decor follows. And this fall, the fashionistas are inspired by Scotland.

August 09, 2014 10:33 am Photos

Photos

Heated driveways: Goodbye to the snow shovel?

Heated driveways: Goodbye to the snow shovel?

While the rest of the neighborhood was digging out, Alex Geier had little problem leaving his Hinsdale, Illinois, house around 7:30 each morning last winter, no matter how much snow had piled up during the night.

August 09, 2014 10:23 am

Fall 2014 home decor: an ensemble production

Fall 2014 home decor: an ensemble production

Are you a fan of midcentury modern? Drawn to classic elegance? Does the handcraft of global decor grab you?

August 09, 2014 10:26 am Photos

Photos

Hangout house: why some homes become teen central

Hangout house: why some homes become teen central

Start with amenities like a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend (or five) and you may just find that your place has become THE place where the tweens and…

August 09, 2014 10:20 am

Coral bells' beauty lies in leaves, blossoms alike

Coral bells' beauty lies in leaves, blossoms alike

Here is a perennial, especially some of the newer hybrids, that is loved as much for its leaves as for its flowers.

August 09, 2014 9:41 am

ReWatch: Pent-up demand boosts market

ReWatch: Pent-up demand boosts market

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

August 09, 2014 8:00 am

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

Pill precision

August 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

So you've decided to rent out your home? Some tips

So you've decided to rent out your home? Some tips

Cynthia Kent and her husband, John, didn't set out to be landlords, but career choices made it necessary.

August 03, 2014 6:12 pm

Valparaiso’s Eagle View is an enticing value

Valparaiso’s Eagle View is an enticing value

Every now and then, one of those deals that seems to good to be true, actually turns out to be even better than it sounds.

August 03, 2014 5:32 pm Photos

Photos

At Home: Decorating by the numbers

At Home: Decorating by the numbers

When I first heard about the open lecture in town where a top art historian and architect were going to talk about design using math, I sensed a migraine coming on.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Chickens share backyards and pests with dogs, cats

Chickens share backyards and pests with dogs, cats

People may not realize that feasting on fresh eggs can mean subjecting their more typical household pets to pain from a new pest that hitches a ride on hens.

August 02, 2014 3:38 pm

Going on vacation? Prepare your garden first

Going on vacation? Prepare your garden first

We pamper our gardens all year, but then desert them to go on vacation during what's often the hottest, driest time of the year.

August 02, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

Photos

Right at Home: Pop art packs decor punch

Right at Home: Pop art packs decor punch

Mid-century modern style is now firmly planted in the home décor landscape. And one of its elements, pop art, is cultivating a 21st century following.

August 02, 2014 3:21 pm Photos

Photos

ReWatch: Why you need two reports

ReWatch: Why you need two reports

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

August 02, 2014 8:00 am

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

New Products for Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

XOXOXOX

August 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Signature Series by Olthof Homes now available in Porter County

Signature Series by Olthof Homes now available in Porter County

For more than a decade, homebuilders throughout the US and Canada have been honored with prestigious Avid Awards for scoring the highest with their customers on surveys of the home buying experience. This year’s award recipients were chosen f…

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Moving On Up: Today’s rising equity has some owners thinking of cashing out and upgrading their home

Moving On Up: Today’s rising equity has some owners thinking of cashing out and upgrading their home

The recession that plagued the housing market is fast receding and home prices and values are not just resurfacing. They are shooting up.

July 31, 2014 4:52 pm

The Finishing Touch: Fashionable accessories are the next frontier for outdoor living spaces

The Finishing Touch: Fashionable accessories are the next frontier for outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces are nothing new.

July 31, 2014 4:27 pm Photos

Photos

Create a Backyard Refuge: How to get more privacy in your backyard

Create a Backyard Refuge: How to get more privacy in your backyard

Those in temperate climates consider outdoor areas extensions of their homes, lounging and eating alfresco as part of daily life.

July 27, 2014 6:58 pm Photos

Photos

At Home: How to have a garden party minus the whining

At Home: How to have a garden party minus the whining

Rather than revealing the newly remodeled space to a homeowner, who had been blissfully unaware, the reveal was to me, the default designer who helped coordinate the home makeover from five states away.

July 27, 2014 4:37 pm

To Heck with Petunias: Six great backyard plants for garden-to-table use

To Heck with Petunias: Six great backyard plants for garden-to-table use

Back in the day, an ambitious homeowner might set out a sturdy row of marigolds, add a mound of petunias, toss in a few gaudy gladiola bulbs and call it a garden.

July 26, 2014 1:25 pm Photos

Photos

What’s Hurting Affordability? Survey looks at the economic factors holding back today’s buyers

What’s Hurting Affordability? Survey looks at the economic factors holding back today’s buyers

Stagnant income growth, mounting home price and a low supply of homes are making home ownership less reasonable, according to the 2014 Zillow Home Price Expectation Survey, where 106 panelists including economists, real estate experts and inv…

July 26, 2014 1:20 pm

Mod apartment design stacks up in NY

Mod apartment design stacks up in NY

In a city piled high with ambitious architecture, a seven-floor structure off the beaten path boasts a distinction of its own: It's billed as the first multistory, modular-built apartment building to open in the nation's apartment capital.

July 26, 2014 1:01 pm Photos

Photos

ReWatch: Identifying untapped energy efficiency potential

ReWatch: Identifying untapped energy efficiency potential

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 26, 2014 8:00 am

New Products for Saturday, July 26, 2014

New Products for Saturday, July 26, 2014

Matthews matters

July 26, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Shore Things

Shore Things

BUILD

July 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

At Home: Let others do the moving

At Home: Let others do the moving

Rather than revealing the newly remodeled space to a homeowner, who had been blissfully unaware, the reveal was to me, the default designer who helped coordinate the home makeover from five states away.

July 20, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

Photos

Colorful local garden stops traffic

Colorful local garden stops traffic

Kreuger, who retired last year after 33 years at a lead plant in Hammond and his wife, Christine, a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart, are 24/7 gardeners.

July 20, 2014 3:13 pm Photos

Photos

Brave new gardening for brave new climates

Brave new gardening for brave new climates

Ripping out the front lawn and its bordering rhododendrons and replacing them with a landscape of native grasses, groundcovers, succulents and rocks once seemed an unfathomable act of defiance. No longer.

July 19, 2014 1:50 pm Photos

Photos

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

The Seneca Indian Nation is strengthening its roots to the land with a new commitment to use only indigenous plants and trees in public landscaping.

July 19, 2014 1:50 pm

ReWatch: Belief in the benefits of homeownership

ReWatch: Belief in the benefits of homeownership

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 19, 2014 8:00 am

Olthof Homes' latest model wows parade attendees in St. John

Olthof Homes' latest model wows parade attendees in St. John

Just in time for the Parade of Homes in June, Olthof Homes completed their latest model and sales center – the Cordera at 8045 W 101st Place in The Gates of St. John.

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

New Products for Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Products for Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cool comfort

July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Right at Home: cooking up a color-happy kitchen

Right at Home: cooking up a color-happy kitchen

Kitchens in traditional and vintage homes often are dressed in conservative garb: neutral hues, stainless steel, white-on-white or beige-on-beige.

July 18, 2014 11:00 pm Photos

Photos

Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Bedroom desk? It's somewhere under all that junk

Alyssa Kimble, a soon-to-be fourth-grader in White Plains, New York, says she uses the desk in her bedroom for "everything": creating lesson plans for her make-believe school, writing stories and storing stuff.

July 13, 2014 6:35 pm

At Home: Decorating from a distance

At Home: Decorating from a distance

Rather than revealing the newly remodeled space to a homeowner, who had been blissfully unaware, the reveal was to me, the default designer who helped coordinate the home makeover from five states away.

July 13, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

Photos

Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Bringing the spa home: Bathroom trends incorporate cleanliness and relaxation

Sure, the bathroom for most is the place where you get business done, but for many, it's much more. The bathroom is an oasis; a place to relax after a long day and a place where four walls separate you from the outside world.

July 13, 2014 1:17 pm Photos

Photos

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

In search of natural hues? A garden 'to dye for'

Homegrown botanical dyes are in, part of today's shift toward more natural and organic living.

July 12, 2014 5:27 pm

Tricks for summer spinach

Tricks for summer spinach

Popeye ain't the only bloke who's gotta have spinach. Some gardeners also crave it, freshly picked.

July 12, 2014 5:11 pm

Win this Dream Home!

Win this Dream Home!

Tour the Northwest Indiana House Raffle grand prize home this weekend and next to discover how one ticket could change your life – and many others.

July 12, 2014 2:36 pm

ReWatch: Summer market trends highlight great places to call home

ReWatch: Summer market trends highlight great places to call home

Looking out at Lake Michigan, it’s hard to believe that fresh water is a limited commodity.

July 12, 2014 8:00 am

Living roofs take root in wine country

Living roofs take root in wine country

Odette Estate's innovative roof combines 8,500 square feet of planted, living roof with 2,500 square feet of solar panels.

August 16, 2014 12:46 pm Photos

Photos

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Use garden harvest for fruit or green smoothies

Smoothies are a nutritious way to stir things up in the kitchen, especially if the ingredients come from your garden.

August 16, 2014 10:47 am Photos

Photos

activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Do you have fond memories of Mount Baldy?

View Results