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As temperatures drop and daylight is in shorter supply, we fight back: We crank up the heat in our homes and turn on lights earlier and earlier. And yet we also want to keep our heating and electric bills as low as we can.
Beautiful and sturdy with a flair for the dramatic, alliums are a graceful way to add color and architectural dimension to your garden.
Phoebe Taylor's 20-year-old suburban Atlanta ranch house began plain and "builder grade."
The driveway that came with the 1921 Craftsman-style house that David Ulick bought five years ago was the original concrete one, marred by cracks and with tree roots starting to break through.
HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut is a small state that can be crossed in a matter of hours, depending on traffic, offering relatively easy access for travelers looking to visit various corners of the state. One compact area packed with attractions is the southeastern region, which includes Long Island Sound and a popular shoreline state park, Yale University's hometown of New Haven, sites related to New England's maritime and military industry, and the University of Connecticut in the eastern part of the state. Here are five free things to do and see there.
Those beautiful summer vacation photos are in a cardboard box. Somewhere.
Like a lot of modern decor, children's rooms are enjoying a rethinking.
You want a better bathroom, but don't want to put a drain on your finances? Worry not. This is one room in the house where little things mean a lot.
Vacationers to the Valley often spend part of it in Scottsdale, as the local tourism promotion machine is an impressive one. It’s one of those places that doesn’t require the word “Arizona” after it in conversation. People know where it is, for well or ill.
DENVER — For a limited time, a Denver hotel is offering a package with a one-night stay in a pop-up, inflatable room that rises 22 feet in the air, thanks to a scissor lift on top of the van on which it sits.
More than 3,000 Chandler High School students shed the doldrums of a short summer and woke up for their first day of school on July 22. It wasn't anything overly unique for the students, all of whom have gone through the pomp-and-circumstance for at least a decade, but that Monday morning kicked off a milestone for Chandler High — the start of its 100th school year.
With Sony and Microsoft’s next generation video game consoles set for release this holiday season, a number of East Valley businesses were preparing for an expected drop in business tied to Microsoft’s initial plans to all but eliminate the resale video game market.
Quadrilaterals, cubes, polyhedrons ... sound like 10th grade math class?
The City of Chandler recently earned high marks stemming from the eco-friendly design of its city hall.
Grass isn't always the best groundcovers for a yard: It's thirsty at a time when water is becoming scarce; it attracts fewer pollinators; it requires expensive chemicals to maintain, and it must be disposed of if you bag as you mow.
Many of us dispatch our used paper to a bin, the first step on the way to Recycle Land. These household accumulations of paper and cardboard are just one more thing to get rid of.
Historic preservation is often challenging, but protecting Arizona’s historic buildings and neighborhoods is critical to economic growth, strengthening home values and maintaining Arizona’s identity.
Editor’s note: This is part three of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
LAS VEGAS — The junked signs that attracted throngs to old Las Vegas have for years gathered dust in a neon boneyard just a few miles from the sleek mega-casinos on the Strip.
The first residential phase of the long-awaited 3,200 acre Eastmark community in East Mesa will make its public debut Saturday.
Arizona-based Maracay Homes recently spent $4 million to design new floor plans based on consumer requests in a post recession economy. Those new floor plans — the New Arizona Living Collection — include secondary living rooms that can be used as playrooms, laundry rooms by master bedrooms and expanded outdoor spaces, said Maracay President and CEO Andy Warren.
SEATTLE — It's hard to miss the enormous 20-foot-wide American flag on the side of Richard Ormbrek's home. Comprised of around 180 tiles painted with scenes of Americana against a background of red and white stripes, the flag pops from the orange cedar shingles with traffic-stopping audacity.
SHANGHAI — China's biggest city and financial hub is known for designer boutiques and fine dining. Yet wallet-draining Shanghai also offers activities that cost nothing, from walking on the riverfront Bund to sculpture parks and historic sites. Here are five of them.