Articles in the Home & Garden Category
Unless you are particularly set on some expensive fabric, you can make an effective compromise by using inexpensive heavy neutral Indian cotton. It will look good in any color scheme, and by half lining it with some other decorative fabric of your choice, the secondary fabric will also be seen when the curtains are tied [...]
Over the last few months, I have shared my health journey with our readers in the hope that my story of recovery from multiple sclerosis will help them. Many readers have contacted me to share their own story of recovery. Many wanted more information and encouragement. Some readers needed information about housing options. How can [...]
A few years ago, I was asked to take part in a watershed tour with the Patuxent River keeper, Fred Tutman. Now I am actively involved in promoting this educational project. In addition to implementing “green” programs at British American Auto Care, I want to make others aware of the role they can take in [...]
Question: When the seasons change, it seems the ant population around my home and yard explodes. How do I keep the ants out of my house?
—Shirley in Columbia
Answer: Many homeowners call us with ant problems. In fact, it’s the most common reason for a first visit for a pest management professional. You can attempt to [...]
What does it mean to have a healthy home? Do I have one? Do you? How do I get one? These are all good questions, and sometimes there is a lot of confusion on just what is meant by a healthy home.
Many years ago, a friend of mine was telling me what she learned about [...]
There are a lot of great deals on houses right now, but some of them need a lot of work. So how do you use the equity in that house to pay for the repairs that you want?
Have you spoken with a real estate agent recently? There are tons of houses on the market for incredibly low [...]