Home & Garden

Western Pa. farmers offer insight on what to plant in 2016

Last summer, Chris and Jennifer Brenckle were raving about a sauce tomato they love. 'Gilbertie' is an heirloom paste tomato that has more flavor than ...

Consider staying power when selecting tile

Jumping headfirst into the latest bathroom tile trend runs the risk of falling out of vogue, leaving the bathroom looking dated. Since tile lasts 20 ...

Fox, Green split from Toluca Lake home

LOS ANGELES — Actors Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, who are in the process of divorcing, have begun to unload their real estate assets. ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Feb. 14

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $5 million ...

For Valentine's Day, skip the roses and try a long-lasting plant

We all know a dozen roses are the traditional (required?) gift for Valentine's Day, along with some candy, a nice card and maybe even a ...

Design Direction: Smaller businesses offer unusual items

Ellie Tennant has watched many trends come and go. As a longtime interiors journalist and stylist based in London, she's developed a personal design philosophy ...

Celebrity Homes: 'African Queen' home brings the outdoors inside

A Springfield, Mo., house named "The African Queen," now for sale by its owners, is the fruition of a dream. The owners resurfaced the house, which ...

Homework: Mt. Lebanon library offers garden programs

Mt. Lebanon library offers garden programs The Mt. Lebanon Garden Tour Committee is planning several free programs leading up the annual Mt. Lebanon Library Garden ...

Auction watch: Smalls might draw big bids at upcoming sales

Online-only sales offer a range of goods from more-recent vintage collectible smalls to museum-quality art. Which means that a couple of mouse clicks will open ...

Turn to Scandinavian design for lean, clean beauty

Kivik. Hemnes. Ektorp. Even if you aren't sure what these funny-sounding words mean, they're probably familiar to you. That's because they're the names of sofas ...

Living Smart: 5 appliance-buying tips to know before you shop

Who wouldn't want a bigger refrigerator, a quieter dishwasher or a new gas stove? Before you indulge in some retail therapy, check out what appliance ...

Kitchen renovations go above and beyond food preparation, study reveals

Are you spending three hours or more in your kitchen every day? According to the 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends Survey, nearly two-thirds of homeowners spent more ...

Drainage solution expensive but sound

Question: I want to thank you for the earlier advice you gave us by email. I also saw your answer published in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. ...

Stale air a drawback of heaters, conditioners

Dear Jim: During winter when we heat or summer when we air condition, the indoor becomes stale. How can we get fresh air into the ...

Late Williams' estate sells for $18.1M

LOS ANGELES — Four years after it first listed for sale, the Napa estate of late actor and comedian Robin Williams has sold for $18.1 ...