Homes decked out for the holidays add to the spirit of the season. When strolling about, take a look at the wreaths, tabletop décor and centerpieces — because
A covered, wrap-around porch in the Desert Wine house design provides plenty of open space.
Getting your home nice and toasty is certainly a benefit of owning a fireplace. But the added feature doesn’t come without maintenance, and its neglect can lead to
Traditional homes of the past provided separated rooms and privacy.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least on the Tour of Homes in Menomonie this year, sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship of the First Congregational
It’s that time of year when we are lighting up yards and homes with hundreds and sometimes thousands of lights.
COOK-RUTLEDGE MANSION CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE: Decorated for Christmas in the tradition of the 1880s, The Cook-Rutledge Mansion, 505 W. Grand Ave., Chippewa Falls, will
A covered porch and large corner win-dows add charm to the Dunham house design.
For a plan of this home, send $25 for a printed copy or $7.50 for an electronic version to Landmark Designs, P.O. Box 5625, Eugene, OR 97405. Specify Dunham, plan 407-43 LT54.
The Phillips house design is ideal as a home away from home, whether that’s near the ocean or in the mountains.
You are always reminding us about installing carbon monoxide detectors. Could you expand on this?
WICHITA, Kan. — Robert Wagoner had a big idea to build tiny homes. Out of shipping containers.
None of us wants to go hunting or hiking with a clingy, destructive hitchhiker.
COMMON TREE DISEASE PRESENTATION:
Halloween is almost here!
I asked my home inspector what kind of warranty or guarantee they offer, and he said none. Why is that?
SEATTLE — Mafe Rajul, King County senior deputy prosecuting attorney, drove around King County — mainly Seattle and the Eastside — with a prolific
MOSAIC GARDEN ART: Dunn County Master Garden Association speaker Betty Verdon will deliver a presentation on mosaic garden art from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday in Suite
The front of the Weber design has a courtyard for plants and flowers and a covered porch with a ramp.
It’s that time of year again to get your home ready for cold weather. It’s hard to believe, but the heating season is almost upon us.
The traditional look of the covered porch, two-car garage, compact home is very visible in the Misty Falls design.
COLFAX HOME TOUR: A tour of six homes in Colfax from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 19 will serve as a fundraiser for the restoration of a 1915 Colfax municipal building.
The Riffle house plan gives the owner a feel of openness and comfort.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles-based designer Taidgh O’Neill and his wife, Stephanie, had been searching for a home for months when the architectural restorer
What do you find to be the most important areas of a home inspection?
Parents can cook dinner and still keep an eye on kids playing in the front yard in the Donald 1 house design.
The Biggs house design has the garage in the rear with a side entry.
The Kloster house design is ideal for a cabin in the woods or on beachfront property, with 1,778 square feet divided between 1,224 square feet on the main floor and 554
This time of year, certain things change in the home inspection process.
DALLAS — Carly Nance and Rachel Bentley dreamed of starting a company that sold unique home goods made by artisans from around the world. Then, they hopped on a plane
A portico porch covers the entry door of the Theron house design, which has 1,828 square feet of living space and a storage area of 316 square feet.
Electricity is such a fundamental part of our everyday lives that we hardly ever think about how it works or any safety issues that could occur as a result of our plugged-in
A sharp-eyed state Department of Natural Resources botanist visiting the Chippewa Falls area recently found Japanese hop among a tangle of vegetation between a Chippewa Falls
Wood flooring is a classic look for any home, but there are trends to consider when installing a new floor or refinishing an existing one:
A home remodeling project has homeowners dreaming of the finished space.
This three-bedroom split-level house design features a rear deck over a walk-out basement patio — providing ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
The Sheba design has the look of a traditional two-story ranch home from the outside but has many extras inside.
WELL INSPECTIONS REMINDER: Well checkups should be done each year, or if there is a change in color, taste or smell of your water, according to a news release from the
Do you recommend a home be inspected before it is put on the market?
Before you leave on your last, late-summer vacation, don’t forget to give your HVAC system a break too.
Duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes are popular to build.
Lower interest rates and favorable home prices continue to boost housing affordability across the country.
Homeowners might be giving thought to building outdoor kitchens or barbecue islands and other outdoor entertaining options during summer.
If you can get into your attic, you should inspect it a couple times a year for moisture buildup and a check of the insulation.
The Renegade is a ranch-style home design featuring a wrap-around porch, large garage, lots of windows and room to grow inside.
LOS ANGELES — When Vanessa Bradley and Michel Bocande had an opportunity to tour the Minarc-designed Appleton house in Venice several years ago, they walked away
It’s important to consider the pros and cons of several different types of roof shingles and the relative cost of each material, as well as consult with a local roofing
The Orion is a two-bedroom compact home with 1,028 square feet of living area designed with an open floor plan, two-car garage and amenities available in larger homes.