Take your time. Designers say there’s no reason to dump all your old stuff and rush to buy new items simply to fill up space.

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Painting is the perfect cool weather weekend project. We’ve gathered some of our stories on choosing colors, how to DIY like a pro and when to hire the job out.

Deciding whether to oversee a home renovation yourself or bring in a pro depends on the project, as well as your time and skills. But there are some basic things to keep in mind.

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Fall is the perfect time to plant bulbs for spring blooms. Columnist Adrian Higgins takes questions on when and how to plant bulbs, and all things gardening.


Jura Koncius and designer Shaolin Low talk about upsizing to your first home.

The right kitchen tools can help you protect your home and wallet — and make your space more functional and enjoyable on an everyday basis.

  • Ashley Abramson
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Want a beautiful spring garden? Start planting tulips, daffodils and other bulbs now.

Take your time. Designers say there’s no reason to dump all your old stuff and rush to buy new items simply to fill up space.

One guide offers tips on avoiding home warranty firms with less than stellar ratings.

  • Anthony Giorgianni and Kevin Brasler
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Neighborhood development, noise levels and weather hazards are among the issues house hunters should learn about before buying.

  • Michele Lerner
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The smaller blooms produced by these specialty bulbs are perfect for small urban gardens.

These close cousins of onions, chives, leeks and garlic bloom in May and June.

Enchanting and colorful tulips can brighten your garden from March through May.

These reliable and varied garden staples should be at the top of everyone's list of bulbs to plant this fall for spring blooms.

Don’t assume native plants are the solution, but do choose native grasses, and be smart about how you water, experts say.

  • Sarah Fowler
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If the haze is caused by mineral deposits, it should be easy to get the glass clear again.

Kathleen Hackett joins Jura Koncius to talk about cottage style and how to get the look in your home.

What happened when a nature sanctuary built a fence to keep deer from destroying plants.

Fall is the time of year when you can make a significant impact on your lawn, whether by yourself or through a lawn-care service.

  • Kevin Brasler | Washington Consumers' Checkbook
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Door shoes are designed to forestall this problem.

Podcaster Allie Casazza joins Jura Koncius to discuss decluttering your life

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