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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

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Colorful local garden stops traffic

Colorful local garden stops traffic

“Guess we weren’t too hard to spot,” says Dave Kreuger as I pull up into the driveway of his home.

July 20, 2014 3:13 pm Photos

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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

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Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

Seneca Nation commits to native-only landscaping

CATTARAUGUS RESERVATION, N.Y. (AP) — 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

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New Products for Saturday, July 19, 2014

New Products for Saturday, July 19, 2014

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July 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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

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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

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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

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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

New Products for Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Products for Saturday, July 12, 2014

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July 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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At Home: Get ready for the gold rush

At Home: Get ready for the gold rush

Just as hemlines rise and fall with the stock market, colors, too, wax and wane with consumers' bank accounts.

July 06, 2014 4:37 pm

Small touches can make a big impact on your home's interior design

Small touches can make a big impact on your home's interior design

For homeowners looking to make a big interior design splash while staying on-trend, it's all about focusing on little touches, say experts.

July 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Gardeners take advantage of community resources

Gardeners take advantage of community resources

Avid gardener Linda Mapes enjoys spending time outdoors, tending to her plants and taking in the sunshine.

July 05, 2014 1:57 pm Photos

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Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

Hop to it: Plant what you need to brew beer

You don't need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up.

July 05, 2014 1:03 pm Photos

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Right at Home: tips for living in a small space

Right at Home: tips for living in a small space

For many young people, a first apartment might be a cramped studio or just a bedroom in a shared living arrangement. Juggling that room's living, dining and sleeping spaces requires creativity.

July 05, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

The nation's farmers planted the largest soybean crop on record this year by devoting millions of acres of land to the crop that had been used for growing corn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

July 05, 2014 12:42 pm Photos

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Origami: Exhibit shows an art form unfolding

Origami: Exhibit shows an art form unfolding

An origami exhibit at Cooper Union college that features the work of 88 artists from around the world reveals the outer limits of paper folding and its breathtaking range of possibilities.

July 05, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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REwatch: Reverse mortgage allows seniors to age in place

REwatch: Reverse mortgage allows seniors to age in place

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

July 05, 2014 8:00 am

New Products for Saturday, July 5, 2014

New Products for Saturday, July 5, 2014

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July 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lowell garden walk features impressive gardens

Lowell garden walk features impressive gardens

Seven locations will be featured as part of Lowell Garden Club’s 18th annual garden walk.

June 29, 2014 3:54 pm Photos

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Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Edible Flowers: Beyond a pop of color, flowers bring big flavor

Sure they're safe to eat but we don't often munch on them; instead we push them aside to get to the main course. But edible flowers come in all varieties and tastes.

June 29, 2014 12:54 pm Photos

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At Home: Love your stuff? Then show it

At Home: Love your stuff? Then show it

As faithful readers know, my column is often a harangue urging you and your inner hoarder to let go, lighten up, purge, pare, declutter, detach and donate, as if I am some ascetic nun.

June 29, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project

Add Appeal, Save On Your Remodeling Project

For those who wish to make updates to their home, the kitchen is a great place to begin.

June 28, 2014 5:59 pm

Last chance to tour and discover the ideal location for your new home

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June 28, 2014 6:00 pm

What's behind different floral scents

What's behind different floral scents

Wave after wave of scent has filled the air since my garden awakened in spring. Most prominent have been the aromas from daffodil blossoms, plum, flowering currant, and now dame's rocket, pinks and roses.

June 28, 2014 2:41 pm

Open and shut case: choosing and hanging shutters

Open and shut case: choosing and hanging shutters

Although glass and screens have eliminated the practical need for shutters, they're still popular for decoration.

June 28, 2014 8:50 am Photos

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REwatch: Communities and homeowners must work together to protect water supply

REwatch: Communities and homeowners must work together to protect water supply

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

June 28, 2014 8:00 am

Steiner Homes debuts new endeavor during parade

Steiner Homes debuts new endeavor during parade

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June 28, 2014 6:00 am

New Products for Saturday, June 28, 2014

New Products for Saturday, June 28, 2014

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June 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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In-home movie theaters bring the silver screen to you

In-home movie theaters bring the silver screen to you

The average price of taking in a movie for a family of four is more than $30, according to the National Association of Theater Owners.

June 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Great-Looking Grass Patterns

Great-Looking Grass Patterns

Ever wish your lawn looked like the grass at a professional baseball stadium? Incorporating patterns and stripes into your grass is actually an achievable project.

June 26, 2014 5:20 pm

The grass is always greener: High-design ground cover in landscaping

The grass is always greener: High-design ground cover in landscaping

There are greener options than grass when it comes creating a beautiful landscape. Groundcover and other earth friendly textiles are gaining popularity as home owners and landscape designers seek to reduce their carbon footprint while still e…

June 26, 2014 9:23 am Photos

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At Home: How healthy is your hood?

At Home: How healthy is your hood?

One benefit of living my nomad life is that I get to know a lot of different neighborhoods.

June 22, 2014 9:00 am

Munster garden walk offers beautiful flower gardens

Munster garden walk offers beautiful flower gardens

Ten of the area's top gardens will be featured in Munster's 8th Annual Garden Walk June 27 and June 28.

June 22, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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Steiner Homes debuts new endeavor during parade

Steiner Homes debuts new endeavor during parade

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June 22, 2014 6:00 am

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM COMES ONLINE IN SCHERERVILLE

DEAN’S LAWN & LANDSCAPING: NEW OUTDOOR SHOWROOM COMES ONLINE IN SCHERERVILLE

New this season, Dean’s Landscaping now has an outdoor showroom where you can experience a designed space for living outside. Dean Savarino’s showcase takes the homeowner through a series of scenarios which include a stainless steel outdoor k…

June 21, 2014 9:48 am Photos

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REwatch: No need to cook tonight!

REwatch: No need to cook tonight!

Hometown Festival continues in downtown Crown Point with “Taste of the Region” featuring a great selection of fresh meals and delicious treats plus a diverse group of “Arts & Crafts” booths to stroll through and see what’s new.

June 21, 2014 8:00 am

HBA Parade of Homes starts today: Meet the builders!

HBA Parade of Homes starts today: Meet the builders!

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June 21, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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New Products for Saturday, June 21, 2014

New Products for Saturday, June 21, 2014

Packed and prepared

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Welcome TO THE 2013 HBA PARADE of HOMES

Welcome TO THE 2013 HBA PARADE of HOMES

For many people, owning a home is part of their American Dream. Homeownership builds stronger communities, provides a solid foundation for family and personal achievement and improves the quality of life for millions of people. It is truly th…

June 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shore Things

Shore Things

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June 16, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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At Home: Love wood floors but not the price?

At Home: Love wood floors but not the price?

The other day the word "irony" floated across my frontal lobe while I paged through a stack of home decor books.

June 15, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Lemon Gem marigold offers unusual foliage, flowers

Lemon Gem marigold offers unusual foliage, flowers

Marigold is among the most widely planted and, hence, mundane of flowers. Yet I enjoy them as an essential part of summer with their yolk-like blooms and pungent foliage.

June 15, 2014 9:00 am

Prudential Executive Group rebrands as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate

Prudential Executive Group rebrands as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Executive Group Real Estate

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June 15, 2014 7:00 am Photos

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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 wh…

July 20, 2014 4:37 pm Photos

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Colorful local garden stops traffic

Colorful local garden stops traffic

“Guess we weren’t too hard to spot,” says Dave Kreuger as I pull up into the driveway of his home.

July 20, 2014 3:13 pm Photos

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