Real Estate

Tips for keeping your home ant-free

Although ants generally don't cause harm to people — they don't carry disease, like some other pests — an infestation can be a nuisance. Ants ...

DeMarne: Main carpet's high pile creates problem for smaller rugs

Question: I have wall-to-wall carpet with scatter rugs on top. My problem is even though I have tried carpet tape and pads to keep them ...

Military memorabilia, art fill out sales roster

War memorabilia and majestic oil paintings of breathtaking Canadian landscapes fill the bills at two local auctions to close out the July schedule. Carey ...

Hot Property: Their house is a traditional hit

LOS ANGELES — Nick Carter no longer wants it that way. The Backstreet Boys singer-songwriter and his wife, actress Lauren Kitt Carter, have put their estate ...

Tiny house family lives large

Kim Kasl is raising two young children without benefit of washer, dryer or TV. But she doesn't feel deprived. "This is a choice," she said of ...

Homework: Ross shop seeks volunteers to craft pens for servicemen

Rockler Woodworking & Hardware in Ross has partnered with SawMill Creek Woodworkers Forums for an all-volunteer effort to provide custom, hand-crafted pens to American servicemen ...

Celebrity Homes: Maroon 5's Levine selling homes on both coasts

Maroon 5 frontman and "The Voice" judge Adam Levine and his supermodel wife Behati Prinsloo seem to be making some lifestyle changes in preparation for ...

Annual design show unveils notable innovations

Contemporary design devotees circled their (sleek, WiFi-enabled) wagons at the annual Dwell on Design show in downtown Los Angeles to commune with like-minded souls and ...

4 ways to recruit beneficial spiders to your garden

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control. You can ...

6 tips for gutter cleaning

Gutters are an integral piece of your home's well-being. They control the flow of rainwater to protect your roof, walls, foundation and landscape. But when ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — July 17

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $4,883,600 ...

Real Estate Notes: Carnegie Institute seeks approval for parking at science center

• Carnegie Institute will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjust­ment on plans for surface parking at the Carnegie Science Center, 640 ...

Staircases are great for showing design flair, experts say

We give lots of thought to decorating rooms but often overlook the staircase, despite the fact that in many homes it's the first thing people ...

DeMarne: Overflow tube may be source of sink odor

Question: In my bathroom, I have a vanity with two sinks. I use the closest one (on the left) most often and the other (on ...

Hot Property: David Arquette putting history behind him

LOS ANGELES — Actor and producer David Arquette is ready to move on from his historic home in central L.A. that also has history when ...

Vertical garden works great in tight spaces

Are you a gardener who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical. Ben Friton founded Can YA Love, a Washington, D.C.-based company that ...

Homework: Garden tour and festival set in Homewood

The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh is sponsoring the third "Beauty in the Homewood Community" House and Garden Tour on July 17. Transportation will ...

Celebrity Homes: NY penthouse was featured by Esquire

For more than five years, a unique triplex penthouse in Brooklyn's famed 1914 landmark Clock Tower Building has been for sale with no takers. ...

Gardeners can take simple steps to create refuge for fireflies

When the sun falls below the horizon, a skinny beetle named Photinus pyralis wakes up and takes to the air. We know it as the ...

5 guest room gaffes you can easily avoid

Summer calendars are filling up with reservations from out-of-towners hoping for bed and breakfast — in your guest room. Here is a list of common ...