Katherine Salant

Katherine Salant has an architecture degree from Harvard. A native Washingtonian, she grew up in Fairfax County and now lives in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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An extra step by home builders could lead to better yards

Current practices leave soil in poor condition, but an expert at U-Md. has come up with a remedy.

How to select the proper trees for a new home’s yard

How to select the proper trees for a new home’s yard

First, you might want to think about planting a privacy screen between you and you neighbors.

Need to be enlightened before shopping for LED bulbs?

Need to be enlightened before shopping for LED bulbs?

As the quality of the items improves and costs plunge, here are some details found during home-testing.

A quartz counter insurgency is swirling in the kitchen

A quartz counter insurgency is swirling in the kitchen

Cambria’s Waterstone collection shows how much quartz countertops have changed in the past 15 years.