Home & Garden

5 tips for first-time homebuyers

The experience of buying your first home often brings up a lot of emotions. With so many new considerations and complicated processes to navigate, it's ...

Celebrity Homes: Mike Tyson's Nevada house for sale

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has made his home in the wealthy bedroom community of Henderson, Nev., outside of Las Vegas, since 2008. Retired ...

Homework: Phipps celebrates butterflies, Earth Day

To mark Earth Day and the annual opening April 22 of its Butterfly Forest, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden has a weekend of activities planned. ...

Design Direction: 'Easy luxury' style injects feeling into home spaces

To Darren Palmer, "nice" is a bad word. Palmer, an Australia-based designer and TV personality, loathes hearing the word when it's used to describe a home's ...

Hardware knowledge, know-how have no gender-based boundaries

Thirty years ago when I was a teenager cleaning floors, emptying ashtrays and stocking shelves in my family's hardware store, the customer base was primarily ...

Earth Day celebrations mark advances

Pittsburgh's gritty reputation as a city has given way to clean-and-green innovators in health care, education and technology. So profound is the city's transformation that the ...

4 tips for painting over wallpaper

While painting over wallpaper isn't the best option, sometimes it's the only option. Forget what you've heard: It's possible to paint over all wallpaper — ...

Western Pa. garden symposium to explore new ways to landscape

Some horticulture and landscaping experts agree: It's time to rethink the garden. For Thomas Rainer and Claudia West, aesthetics isn't the most important reason for taking ...

De Marne: Options abound for concrete repair

Question: As a faithful reader of your column every week, I was disappointed with your answer to a question about garage floor pitting. You have ...

Modern highlights: Contemporary chandeliers hang loose with tradition

Think "chandelier," and you might imagine a delicate, expensive, crystal thing that's too fussy for your modern needs. The truth is, though, that what we ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — April 17

Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $20,032,864 ...

Real Estate Notes: Approval sought for Beltzhoover child care

• Tiffanie Elizabeth Dickson will seek the approval of the Pittsburgh Zoning Board of Adjustment on plans to use the first floor of 85 Lafferty ...

Hot Property: Moby buys a house that's already in his neighborhood

LOS ANGELES — Electronic-music pioneer, vegan restaurant owner and trophy-home connoisseur Moby has added a new piece to his real estate collection, buying property in ...

Design Direction: Find creative ways to repurpose pallets

A quick Pinterest search proves wood pallets have moved far past their primary purpose as shipping material. The durable wood can be used to ...

Homework: Cranberry Home Show features tiny houses

The Cranberry Home Show, from April 22 to 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Mars, will feature more than 100 exhibitors and two tiny ...