Your new to-do list Today’s homes are filled with components that weren’t so common years ago. They make your home more efficient and less work. You can’t ignore them entirely, though. So, as you plan your chores and ...
Jan 14, 2012 | 0 | 4 |
By Allen Norwood McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
The kitchen out back is playground LOS ANGELES — Walk in the front door of chef Celestino Drago’s Sherman Oaks, Calif., home, through the soaring foyer and the wide-open designer kitchen and out the back door, and you might think yo...
Jan 14, 2012 | 0 | 2 |
By Mary MacVean McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Entryway floors fit for winter As the season of snow boots and slush arrives in much of the country, entryway floors will take a beating. The spot where we enter our homes — and welcome guests — can be a tricky one to decorate. ...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
BY MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated PressAssociated Press
Do-it-yourself Q: Our house is built over a shallow crawl space with vents. The space has a dirt floor and the ground is damp. There are no ducts or pipes in the space. Can we close the vents in winter? A: Whethe...
Jan 06, 2012 | 0 | 3 |
By Gene Austin McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Home repairs: Do it yourself In times of economic hardship, “do-it-yourself” is a tempting mantra for many homeowners with dripping faucets, running toilets, leaky windows or sticky locks. The savings can add up when you don’t...
Dec 31, 2011 | 0 | 4 |
BY CAROLE FELDMAN Associated PressAssociated Press
Cats, houseplants can mix Cats like houseplants, but houseplants don’t like cats. Or, at least, cats don’t do houseplants any good. Take my ponytail palm, for example. My cat is an outdoor cat, but I know that if she came i...
News and notes for the home and garden Author encourages improving over moving Architect Duo Dickinson thinks there’s a positive fallout from the lackluster housing market: Instead of continually moving up, more people are staying in th...
Dec 24, 2011 | 0 | 3 |
By Mary Beth Breckenridge McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceThe Paducah Sun
Downsize, ease your gardening workload If you’re gardening more but enjoying it less, maybe it’s time to add some labor-saving ideas to that list of New Year’s resolutions. Those can range from downsizing to mulching, from using native ...
Dec 24, 2011 | 0 | 2 |
BY DEAN FOSDICK Associated PressAssociated Press