“Just one word: plastics.” While Dustin Hoffman’s character in “The Graduate” may have inwardly cringed at the thought, plastic indeed was the future. Love it or hate it, you can’t escape the ubiquitous product. Nor can you escape the debate about how to clean it. Just ask a few people how t…

Every so often the furniture industry rolls out the red carpet and rolls in their new lines for a new season. The Las Vegas Market, dedicated to the home furnishings industry, held one of its twice-a-year market shows in July. Unveiled were some of the hot new trends you will likely see tran…

Jane Scott Hodges knows something about table linens. The founder of the luxury company Leontine Linens works directly with interior designers and also is the author of “Linens: For Every Room and Occasion,” which shows many of the tables and beds she has designed and has lots of useful info…

When it comes to creating a full and complete look for your home, wall decor often plays a prominent role. But wall decor doesn’t necessarily have to be limited to traditional artwork. When it comes to adding interest to your walls, there are a number of ways to add color, pattern and intere…

If you’re lucky, you avoided the what felt like triple-digit heat last weekend and hunkered down at home, sipping a glass of iced tea while staying downwind of an air conditioner or a fan. But while you were hiding from the sun, your electric meter was out there, whirring like a tiny tornado…

Redfin is no stranger to disrupting the traditional home-buying process. Its website features broker-listed homes for sale in an area, for-sale-by-owner properties that don’t pay brokers a commission and offers online tools that make the home-buying and selling process easier.


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