| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Heath Ceramics on Friday kicks off the fifth year of its Home Plate program. During the monthlong event, the California ceramics company will collect donated dishes for Skid Row Housing Trust residents in exchange for a 25% discount on any corresponding...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
As boys, Kevin Lane in Kansas City, Kan., and Shev Rush in South Carolina were told the same thing by guidance counselors: You are not good enough in math to go into architecture. When Lane, an advertising executive, met Rush, who does tech industry...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Greg and Jerilyn Chun found their ideal home 20 years ago while still engaged. "I know we said we'd wait, but I think I found the one," Jerilyn recalls telling her soon-to-be husband. Her find was a 918-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1960 kit...
| 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...