AT HOME MAGAZINE

As we're all spending more time at home, we're adjusting to a new way of life and developing new routines. And if you have kids at home, you may be thinking of ways to create more structure in their days. Involving your family in housework is a way to use this time to teach valuable life s ...

Q: With recent events, toilet paper seems to be in high demand. You wrote a past column on high-tech bidet-style seats and how they can save on toilet paper usage. I like this concept, but I don't need all the fancy bells and whistles. Are simple and more affordable personal cleansing toil ...

Americans have been showing their colors a lot since the coronavirus showed up as a special and surely unwanted spring guest. Just as red, white and blue stirs the heart and sends a message as Old Glory hangs from the door, your flowers can echo the theme throughout the landscape. ...

These are uncertain times. But even as we maintain our social distance and do what we can to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe, there's much we can do to lift our spirits and show solidarity with our neighbors. Here, we've put together five ways to brighten your mood - ...

Right now, the United States is contemplating the temporary loss of toilet paper (which has only been on a cardboard roll as we know it since 1890, according to Charmin) and appreciating anew what we had taken for granted. It's a good moment to count our blessings. Fortuitously timed for t ...

With so many people working from home, one challenge may be in how to create an adequate and productive work environment, especially if there is more than one working adult in the household. So where do you begin? And how do you create a work environment that is bright, fresh and productiv ...

In all our efforts to prepare our homes for spring - clearing the gutters, inspecting the roof and trimming the trees - it's easy to overlook the fact that our pets can use a little preparation too, especially where spring storms are concerned. As you gear up your house for the season, con ...

Q: Ten years ago, a bathroom vendor installed three cultured-marble vanities in our unit but said nothing about applying a product to keep the surface looking fresh. This year, I noticed that all of the vanities have very fine scratches. Our project manager said that the vendor has gone ou ...

For so many, the desire is for home to feel like a haven, a place where you feel warm, cozy and safe. Health is also top of mind, creating a clean and healthy environment. As you look for ways to beautify your environment, why not include ways to ensure clean design? Here are some Design R ...

The commercial landscape world is where the proverbial 'rubber meets the road' scenario. We can all gawk at flowers in trial gardens and get a good indication of how they will perform at home, but shopping centers and city streetscapes may be the best indicator of all. ...

Design isn't always seen and heard. Often the best design techniques are small, hidden touches. Less is often more. Some of the best designs aren't always made in the big moments but in the small details. From color to the right furniture, fabrics, artwork and accessories, we've assembled ...

An annual is a plant that lives and dies in one growing season. A perennial regrows and reblooms year after year. ...

Q: I live in Georgia and have a Corning Ware set of three dishes with their original tops and I think they are vintage. Will you let me know what you think they are worth? They have never been used and are still in their original box. ...

When Toby Young bought her one-bedroom apartment in New York's Gramercy Park neighborhood, she knew she would have very little money to renovate the kitchen. She planned to simply paint the dark brown cabinets white, replace the ceiling light and update the cabinet hardware to chrome to ma ...

PHILADELPHIA - If you crossed a D-volt battery and the Death Star, you might get something that looks like Front Flats, the latest apartment project from the architect-developers known as Onion Flats. That's meant as a compliment, by the way. Jammed against Philadelphia's Market-Frankford ...

Q: I read your article on 'freestanding' tubs and like the look of having a shower stall and an open style bathtub. But, our bathroom is too small to have the tub located away from the wall. Any ideas you can share with me? - Jerry, Massachusetts ...

Whether in fashion or home decor, pink is no longer considered uniquely feminine. In fact, especially when it comes to shades such as power pink, hot pink, even shades of blush and mauve, the color pink is being infused into everything from artwork and textiles to furniture. Why pink? In m ...

Spring is just around the corner whether the gardener is prepared or not. So if the dormant season is the moment to suck our thumbs and think about novel plants for the new season, it's time to get a move on. ...

Almost everything we encounter in life has three stages - anticipation, experience and memory. ...

The calendar had not reached March this year and I already had my first blooms on the new Superbells Double Blue Calibrachoa. Your first thought is, 'What am I doing planting so early?' The fact is, these are returning from last year's plants I was testing. ...

Spring is almost upon us. It's time to liven up your space with fresh spring color. While floral colors are often thought of, some creative color combinations can help add a renewed sense of color to your home. ...

Fabric favorites for spring

Saturday, March 07, 2020

I am a self-professed fabric-fanatic. I love discovering fresh styles at market and the anticipation that comes with waiting (im)patiently to have the new textiles arrive each season. Seeing the patterns and colors gets my mind racing with the thought of the beautiful creations soon to be ...

How can I clean the air in my home?

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Whether you live in an expansive estate or a cozy cottage, there are proactive ways to ensure the air in your home stays healthy year-round. Here's a look at how to recognize and address common indoor air pollutants. ...

Refresh shower in place of remodel

Saturday, March 07, 2020

Q: I have a shower stall with good plumbing and nice tiles but the shower pipe and head is boring, worn out and outdated. Without getting into a remodeling job, what can I do to add some nice features and improve my shower? - Ted, Maine ...

As concerns about global warming, pollution, habitat loss and plastic islands in the Pacific grow, more and more households are making small, daily changes to live a more eco-friendly life. Greener-living ideas are being chronicled on blogs, Pinterest, podcasts and Instagram, and a new gen ...

One of the last places you might expect to talk to Alexa is the bathroom. And yet this most private of rooms is becoming smarter, with everything from voice-activated mirrors to aromatherapy shower heads. A popular toilet in Japan, the Toto Neorest, has a 'heated seat, automated controls, ...

One of The Garden Guy's favorite new plants making its debut in 2020 has name so unusual I had to look up the definition and gift it a little thought. It is called Unplugged. Did you know we have a National Day of Unplugging? ...