Category: Inside and Out

Sitting outside is a fall treasure. (Submitted photo)

Column: A forward, look back

The fall frenzy for outdoor living has arrived. Homeowners are squeezing every last ounce of incredible outdoor living into their lives in anticipation of winter’s inevitable hibernation. Family’s thirst to install projects so they...

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Column: The custom vs. readymade debate

Why on earth would anyone spend hundreds, maybe thousands of dollars on custom drapery when window treatments can be purchased already made? After all, who would know the difference? Once you understand what you...

Fall weather is considerably more favorable and predictable than spring, prompting patio projects, lanais, fireplaces and pergolas to be installed more timely and under friendly conditions. (Submitted photo)

Column: Don’t delay, fall is the time

There’s a couple of cool his and her urban cruisers that I’ve been eyeing at a favorite bike shop. Very European in feel and design. Soft leather, comfortable spring seats with wheel-activated lighting and...

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Column: Upholstery fabrics 101

OK, you are ready to admit that the sofa that has survived years of kids, pets, and overnight guests is looking a bit haggard. If it was a quality piece to begin with, it...

Home surrounds and budget influence the fire feature that best suits your outdoor living space. (Submitted photo)

Column: Adding a spark to fire features

Outdoor fire features are like well-planned granite kitchen counters, they are a destination for guests to gather around. And, it doesn’t matter if a fire is roaring or cooking taking place. They are fun...