For this family, staying put and adding on made more sense than moving

The Coe family loved their Montgomery County neighborhood, but their ranch-style house was tight for dining and entertaining.

On the market: 129-year-old Colonial in South Jersey for $169,900

“The house was just the right size for what I needed, and for the size project I was looking for,” says the homeowner, who renovated the home, built in 1890.

On the market: 129-year-old Colonial in South Jersey for $169,900

“The house was just the right size for what I needed, and for the size project I was looking for,” says the homeowner, who renovated the home, built in 1890.

May 10-16: In the garden, it’s time to...

Run out and find one of those ephemeral spring apparitions called a plant tent and get some beautiful flowers for Mom.

May 10-16: In the garden, it’s time to...

Run out and find one of those ephemeral spring apparitions called a plant tent and get some beautiful flowers for Mom.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to pick the right white paint?

Wondering which white is right to paint over other colors? Do you need a primer coat?

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to pick the right white paint?

Wondering which white is right to paint over other colors? Do you need a primer coat?
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A new chapter in life as renters in Philly’s Old City neighborhood

The couple purged a lot of belongings when they moved from a 4,500-square-foot house in Bucks County to a 1,100-square-foot apartment in Philadelphia. They kept only what they need and love.

Ask Jennifer Adams: What do you need on your patio?

What are the most important features and furniture for your backyard or patio?

May 3-9: In the garden, it’s time to ...

Clean out water barrels, and give everything a good scrub to get ride of residual algae.

A Doylestown home that satisfies his and her retirement needs

He wanted a place to display the couple's art, furnishings and collectibles. She wanted "a bedroom and full bath on the first floor and no steep steps." They compromised.

Millennials don’t want heavy antiques, brown furniture; they crave ‘Mad Men’-era stuff

Your parents' brown furniture and floral china? It ain't worth much. Instead, Millennials want mid-century Modern.

Ask Jennifer Adams: Feng shui vs. bedroom mirrors. What’s right?

Love mirrors but wondering what's feng shui? Here are Jennifer’s tips for using ideas from any trend in ways that will work for you.

Architects’ dream home: A Frank Weise mid-century modern in Montgomery County

The noted architect designed the house, which stands on pillars and is encased in glass, to take advantage of its two-acre wooded site. Most of the windows point east, where sunlight is strongest in the morning.

Ask Jennifer Adams: Wheelchair-accessible ideas for any guest bathroom

Considering building an accessible guest bathroom in your home? Whether you’re remodeling or building a new bath from scratch, here's how to create a stylish bathroom you'll love.

April 19-25: In the garden, it’s time to ...

Clean out your compost bin. If all you’ve been doing all winter is dumping garbage in the top end of it, it’s time to give that baby a stir.

A 1920s Medford home refitted for faith and family

“We feel welcome, happy, and comfortable here,” owner Baily Kahan said. “... We all love the charm of this home that has the grace of the past.”

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to research, replace, or add window treatments to match your home’s existing blinds

Wondering how to replace a window treatment with a new one that matches other window blinds or shades in your house?

April 12-18: In the garden, it’s time to...

Your strawberry patch probably looks like it came out on the wrong end of a very rowdy party.

Overlooking Philly’s Art Museum, an apartment with a collection of its own

“We have, over the years, done a bit of furniture collecting and object collecting,” Philadelphian resident Karen Cater said, in a bit of understatement.

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