Latest from Elizabeth Mayhew

We asked the head of Plastic Pollution Coalition for her advice.

  • Aug 20, 2019

Just the door or the frame, too? Which material? And do you even need to replace it?

  • Jul 24, 2019

Simple descriptive words — bright pink, light blue — used to be enough. Now brands want consumers to “connect” with their colors.

  • Jun 25, 2019

If the couple have a wish list, these pros say stick to it. If they don’t (or if everything’s been bought already), then you’ll want to follow this advice.

  • May 28, 2019

Simple maintenance tasks can protect a home from intruders, fire or floods.

  • Apr 30, 2019

First: Breathe through your initial reaction.

  • Apr 2, 2019

A new detergent might be the answer: New cleansing agents made for synthetics, and cold water can do the trick.

  • Mar 5, 2019

The modern farmhouse trend has driven interest in the material. But can it stand up to such a high-traffic area?

  • Feb 19, 2019

Wonder product or chemical hazard? We asked experts for the truth about the versatile disinfectant.

  • Jan 8, 2019

The Washington Post's home and design writer hosts a live chat every week for readers.

  • Jul 12, 2018
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