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Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract

Bees aren't the only pollinators you can attract

The dramatic loss of honeybees to changing land use, viruses and pesticides is alarming, and they are irreplaceable as pollinators.

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Right at Home: decor in all its facets

Right at Home: decor in all its facets

Fans of crisp, modern architecture and clean-lined shapes will love one of this fall's strongest style trends: faceted decor.

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Light it up: Creative garden illumination beyond the citronella candle

Light it up: Creative garden illumination beyond the citronella candle

As dusk turns into darkness, garden illumination creates an enchanted feeling, extending the moments we have to enjoy the beauty of our trees …

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ReWatch: Building community to tee it up for a great cause

ReWatch: Building community to tee it up for a great cause

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

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Make your home smarter

Make your home smarter

With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smart…

August 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Lenders look to 'leftover' cash to gauge housing affordability

Lenders look to 'leftover' cash to gauge housing affordability

Stacking the new mortgage payment plus all other regular monthly debts, like a car loan payment, against the gross monthly income of a mortgag…

August 28, 2014 1:49 pm

Home price increases can discourage buyers

Home price increases can discourage buyers

What difference does $1,000 make? In your listing price, a lot, actually.

August 28, 2014 1:32 pm

On a budget? Paint it! Worn-out upholstery gets a new lease on life

On a budget? Paint it! Worn-out upholstery gets a new lease on life

Does that chair sitting in the corner of your room need a facelift? Rather than reupholstering it, try painting it.

August 23, 2014 1:35 pm Photos

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Johnny Cash's early life revisited at Depression-era housing colony

Johnny Cash's early life revisited at Depression-era housing colony

Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a …

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Summer veggies were just the first round

Summer veggies were just the first round

In the heat of summer, it's hard to imagine that the weather will ever be cool again. And with dry weather it's hard to imagine it becoming ra…

August 23, 2014 1:12 pm

Pins, bracelets, barrettes fill '80s-inspired kit

Pins, bracelets, barrettes fill '80s-inspired kit

Don't just send the little girls and tweens in your life back to school. Send them back to the '80s with a craft kit full of supplies to whip …

August 23, 2014 1:07 pm

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.

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Decorating touches help retreats sparkle

Decorating touches help retreats sparkle

From airy beach houses filled with light to rustic retreats tucked into the mountains, vacation homes can lead to inspired decorating.

August 23, 2014 12:36 pm Photos

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Celebrate National Curb Appeal Month and transform the look of your home

Celebrate National Curb Appeal Month and transform the look of your home

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

August 23, 2014 8:00 am

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 carpent…

August 16, 2014 10:03 am Photos

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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…

August 16, 2014 8:00 am

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

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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 dirt…

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

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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 morni…

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?

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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 hom…

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

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

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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 …

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.

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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.

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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 …

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

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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

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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 wh…

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 a…

July 26, 2014 1:25 pm Photos

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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 …

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 …

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Shore Things

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July 24, 2014 12:00 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

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 Ho…

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…

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

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

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 i…

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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Shore magazine's shopping directory

Shore magazine's shopping directory

From clothing to home décor to antiques, the fantastic shops and boutiques in the Shore area have something for everyone on your list. For a c…

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Secondhand smoke as harmful to pets as people

Ten years ago, Shirley Worthington rushed Tigger to the vet when the dog's mouth started bleeding. When she was told he had cancer, she knew t…

July 13, 2014 6:41 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 p…

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 wh…

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…

July 13, 2014 1:17 pm Photos

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