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As plants grow and change shape, your home may be due for a landscape update

By Angie's List
Homeowners often update or refresh the inside of their homes by changing the paint color or furniture, but the design of your lawn probably doesn’t ...

Top commercial and residential real estate deals — Aug. 30

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $16,750,000 Property: ...

Garden spider chooses home wisely

By Jessica Walliser
A visit to the garden in late summer often means flavorful tomatoes, crisp cucumbers, golden sunflowers — and really, really big spiders. That’s right. Spiders. ...

Award-winning architect Indovina selling cherished O’Hara home

By Tom Scanlon
Joseph Indovina isn’t just selling his home. He’s selling a piece of his mind. Not literally, of course. But there is more to this sprawling home ...

Nighttime crew keeps plant containers hydrated, healthy around Pittsburgh

By Doug Oster
The sky behind PNC Park slowly fades from orange to purple as Bryan Alton raises a long metal hose wand up to the hanging baskets ...

Design Direction: Sewickley designer Murphy shares styles, builds bonds

By Rachel Weaver
Liz Murphy spent the first 20 years of her career with corporations as clients. The work involved developing interiors that adhered to a specific image ...

Auction Watch: Last sales of summer still offer variety, quality

By John Altdorfer
The last of the summer season sales are on the calendar as the school year begins and local auctioneers prepare for a strong fall schedule. ...

High-end homeowners seek out the hammer

By The Associated Press
Bob and Karin Weber built their dream home 14 years ago, an 11,000-square-foot mountaintop oasis in Edwards, Colo. Now in their 70s, they’re ready to ...

Water stain removal depends on wood finish

By Henri De Marne
Question: Did you talk about removing water stains from wood several months ago in your newspaper column? I remember seeing it in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Thanks. — Pittsburgh Answer: Yes, it is a subject that comes up ...

Crawford gets top dollar for Malibu house

By The Los Angeles Times
LOS ANGELES — Supermodel Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber have sold a Malibu house for $13.341 million. They listed the Traditional-style home in late ...

Top commercial and residential real estate transactions — Aug. 23

By Tribune-Review
Deals of the Week A quick look at recent retail, commercial and industrial projects, sales and leases of note in Western Pennsylvania: $3,800,000 Property: ...

Goldenrod treats your garden right

By Jessica Walliser
With so many wonderful, garden-worthy plants in the world, you may wonder why I think you should plant goldenrod in your garden. Chances are, you ...

Splendor of Versailles gardens unfolds with delights, surprises

By Doug Oster
The gardens of Versailles seem to go on forever. Nothing can compare to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. One has to wonder how many ...

Homework: Make sure newer trees get plenty of water

By Tribune-Review
Tree Pittsburgh is encouraging residents to take special care of trees in the hot, dry weather, especially those planted in the past three years. “Newly planted trees experience stress more quickly,” says Jake Milofsky, tree-care and restoration coordinator at Tree ...

Design Direction: Avoid trends; focus on making a home

By Rachel Weaver
As a child, Alisha Gwen spent hours perfecting the floor plan of her Barbie Dreamhouse. Though she’s traded plastic dolls for real people, the Pittsburgh-based ...

Harrison Hills program teaches gardners how to reuse seeds

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
A free class at Harrison Hills Park in Natrona Heights will teach gardeners how to save seeds from their flowers, vegetables and herbs for next ...

How to prevent carpet mold after water damage

By Angie's List
Homeowners who experience even a small amount of water seeping into their homes either from flooding or a broken pipe should be concerned about mold. It doesn’t take much water for mold to grow and do a lot of harm. ...

It’s a wrap: Chase chills, add color with throws and blankets

By Lisa A. Flam
If you’re not up for big projects like repainting the walls or adding insulation to the attic this fall, consider stocking up on throw blankets for an easy, low-commitment way to change the look of your rooms — and keep ...

How to add a touch of homemade to any room

By The Associated Press
No matter his client’s taste or budget, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn follows this rule: For every large, manufactured item that he adds to a room, he includes three handmade pieces. They could be expensive or totally affordable. The key ...

First Aid for the Ailing House: Sometimes, replacing is the best solution

By Henri De Marne
Question: My mom recently passed away at age 104. With my help, she still had her own home. My problem is the 2-part toilet. The pipe between the toilet and the tank has a hole in it. I have ...