Sunday, December 28, 2014

Home & Design

It makes sense that the consumerist boom that followed World War II would produce some great retail architecture. If you travel Center City's shopping streets, you can still see a few of the exuberant storefronts that emerged in the '50s and '60s, before shopping migrated to the suburban malls.
Q: I've been shopping for folding luggage racks like the ones you see in hotels, but I'm not sure the prettier wood ones are as sturdy. And should I get one or two? Also, what else should I do to make guests feel comfortable?
Even before the front door is opened - even before one climbs the outside steps of the Spinelli home in Riverton - the dazzle begins curbside.
Dress up your décor this holiday season with a live plant or two. Don’t have a green thumb? Don’t worry. Consider these options for...
Is there a room in your home that you tend to avoid? Chances are it's lacking in sufficient natural light. A dark room tends to project a gloomy, forbidding...
Who else loves the look of brand new butcher block countertops? The natural wood gives a rich, cozy feel to a kitchen. But I've always wondered how these...
Question: We have a house that is now a little over 20 years old. My wife noticed some small ceiling water spots on our top floor. We have architectural shingles that are rated for 30 years.
Even a small roof leak can result in serious damage to your home's structure, as well as wasting substantial amounts of water. What's more, it may lead...
Drywall installation can be described with those "three little words" that mean so much to homeowners in the midst of remodeling: quick, easy, and inexpensive...
Here is an excerpt from Craig LaBan's online chat: Craig LaBan: I'm working on my list of favorites and final ratings for the annual "Year in Bells," to be rung in The Inquirer Sunday, Dec. 28. But I'm curious to hear from you: What were your 2014 highlight dishes, drinks, places, and meals? Please vote during the chat on your favorite new restaurant from among the six three-bell-review recipients I've chosen, to decide the Chatters' Choice for 2014.
When it’s too cold to head outside, stay in and work on this cute penguin craft.