| Jul 27, 2011
| 8:13 AM
By Mar Jennings
I'm a master at maximizing space potential. Whether it be a closet, family room or garage I'll come up with resourceful ways to make the space functional and beautiful while being smart about the plan.
If you're interested in renovating...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 9:21 AM
How much do you remember?
By Deb Acord
Most adult drivers are happy to view their test-taking days in the rearview mirror – and it shows. One in five U.S. drivers couldn’t pass a written driving test if...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 10:00 PM
If a pipe freezes, act quickly but carefully to thaw the pipe before it bursts.
Using a blow dryer to heat a cold water pipe at the point of the freeze may melt a clog. Electric pipe wraps are an option. A space heater placed in front of an open vanity...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Many homeowners like to share their impressive before-and-after stories. Like how they transformed a shabby den into a spiffy new entertainment center or turned a dated kitchen into something refreshingly new. But designer Emily Kovner and her client...
| May 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For Cleo and McShane Murnane, building a house for their family wasn't just a labor of love. It was an exercise in patience and perseverance.
The couple first began their home search in the middle of the real estate boom, in 2006, when Cleo was pregnant...
| May 15, 2014
| 5:44 PM
West of the Edens Expressway on Touhy Avenue, amid the big-box stores and strip malls of northwest suburban Niles, stands a tower with a familiar slant.
It's called the Leaning Tower of Niles, a half-size replica of the famously skewed belfry in...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:15 AM
An empty sewage treatment plant in Highland Park will be demolished, a project that park district officials hope will free up a view of Lake Michigan and Millard Park beach below the bluff.
Officials said the work will begin after Labor Day, and...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
They are literally specks of dust, tiny bits of primordial material that wouldn't be visible to the naked eye.
But for spacecraft in orbit around Mars, they could become minuscule agents of destruction.
These dust particles will come hurtling past the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Wayne and Wende Allen found a second home, their vacation escape, in a convenient location — 24 miles from their Harford County home.
"Most of our friends who have second homes have them at the beach, in the mountains down south," said Wende...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Brockett Horne and her husband, Chris Tesluk, say they chose their city home with the flip of a coin.
"Chris works in College Park and I teach at MICA; we ended up choosing Baltimore over D.C.," says Horne, a 40-year-old graphic artist. "We wanted an...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:18 PM
Keith Kratz grew up in White Hall in northern Baltimore County with happy memories of visits to the general store just across the two-lane street from his home.
"It was a mom-and-pop convenience store back then," he said. "There was even a gas pump...