Experts share their tips for vetting fabric, construction and more when you can’t check out pieces in person.

  • Marissa Hermanson
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For the past six months, outdoor living — and entertaining — has been a lifeline of sorts, providing some small semblance of normalcy. That doesn’t have to end as temperatures drop.

During heavy rainstorms, the water leaks through the window, causing mold and other issues.

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If money is tight but you’re still craving change, start by swapping out pillows, throws, art, lighting or vases.

Experts share their tips for vetting fabric, construction and more when you can’t check out pieces in person.

  • Marissa Hermanson
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The 98-year-old organization ponders leaving its historic riverside home in Alexandria.

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A professional organizer shares suggestions for putting the clothes you use most front and center.

“Water hammer” can be eliminated with easily installed arresters.

Adrian Higgins took questions on gardening.

The Washington Post hosts a live chat on home and design every week.

Experts talk about their favorite paint shades to boost or shift your mood.

  • Marissa Hermanson
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Is your washing machine running 24/7 in the pandemic? Patric Richardson has suggestions for making sure you’re doing it right.

  • Perspective

How to prepare for the invasion of the 17-year periodical insect and minimize its effect on young trees.

Doctors say knowing how to use what you have on hand is vital.

Sloping property creates hazards that must be addressed.

The Washington Post hosts a live chat on home and design every week.

Kiyonda Powell likes these modern furnishings and accessories because they are beautiful and versatile.

Unmarked and unregulated, the mystery packets arriving by mail circumvented a carefully managed system.

Choosing the right tile, finishes and paint can help you create a space that will stand the test of time.

  • Lindsey Roberts
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Paint blocks light waves from reaching, and eating away at, the wood underneath.

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