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Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:33 AM

For a few years in the recent past, hot tubs fell out of favor (although they did star in quite a few jokes). Then came the rise in popularity of outdoor rooms ó deck- or patio-type creations that provided a comfortable environment for relaxation, casual entertaining, and just plain enjoying the fresh air. Since a hot tub or Jacuzzi offers the ultimate in outdoor relaxation, it makes the perfect centerpiece for this kind of space. Type of tub

Updated Mar 25, 2015 at 10:32 AM

As I walked through the garden yesterday, I could actually feel that spring was here.

Posted Mar 25, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: A close family member wants our help referring them to a real estate agent. Their house has been for sale on-and-off for several years. They blame themselves for poor agent choices, but we are suspicious they may be the cause rather...

Posted Mar 23, 2015 at 1:01 AM


Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 1:32 PM

If youíre looking forward to an early summer tomato or a bumper crop of sugar snap peas, youíll need to attract pollinators to your garden. Bees are one of your best bets.

Updated Mar 19, 2015 at 8:36 AM

When youíre looking to buy a home, your head may be full of visions of handsome hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and alluring landscape. Yet however tempting it may be to make a purchase based on outward appearance, stop yourself. It is essential...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 11:19 AM

Walking in the woods and finding wildflowers in bloom is a highlight of early spring. I am fortunate to live in the foothills where I can find many lovely wildflowers blooming this time of year. Some of the more common ones that bloom in the early...

Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 10:29 AM

An ever brighter, stronger, higher sun does not set until 6:50 p.m. today. The day length advances two, three, and even four minutes a day with the vernal equinox only five days away!

Posted Mar 16, 2015 at 1:01 AM

TIP OF THE WEEKThe carriage house garage door is to your house what the little black dress and strand of pearls are to your wardrobe; classic style elements that never go out of fashion.

Updated Mar 12, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Universal design is one of the most important trends in residential construction and home improvement today. Also known as disabled access or visitability, this type of design allows everyone to enter and exit a house, move from room to room, and...

Posted Mar 11, 2015 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: I own a parcel of vacant residential land. I believe it would be more valuable rezoned to multifamily or commercial. What should I do, and not do, in the rezoning process? John K.

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