How does one actually go about getting rid of a lifetime's worth of junk? It's easy with our handy guide.
We all have it. That room—or maybe it’s a closet (or three)—filled with stuff that we don’t need, but just can’t bring ourselves to part with. Maybe it’s that peasant skirt you’re hoping is going to...
The elegant houses of four designers and architects illustrate all the possibilities.
When you need help picking a chintz for your couch or designing an addition to your kitchen, you call in a professional. So who do the pros call when it comes to their own homes? We talked to four...
We visit four fabulous kitchens for the best in appliances, countertops, and more.
You want more cabinet space. You're tired of looking at that 3-year-old burn mark on your laminate countertop. And lately, you've begun to think your plain-Jane white appliances aren't sending...
The rise of faux painting gives a deceptive new look to moldings, ceilings, and furniture.
Anyone who's ever watched an interior design program on TV has heard of faux finishing. You know, that sponge-painted wall that's supposed to transform your kitchen into a Tuscan villa. Except that...
What do you do when the people next door are driving you insane?
If you think your neighbors are bad, with their loud music and sloppy trashcan-lid replacement, consider the tales told by the still-jittery people who lived near a Mt. Washington family we'll call...
Where does a former Secretary of Defense go to relax? Donald Rumsfeld may head to his St. Michaels home.
This month, the residents and business owners of Talbot County's tiny, tony St. Michaels may be seeing a bit more of one of their more important part-time residents—former Secretary of Defense...
How a tiny hole led to a worried community and a $1 billion lawsuit.
At about 4 p.m. on Friday, February 17, 2006—just before everyone at the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) left for the Presidents’ Day long weekend—the agency received a phone call from a...
In 1991, when Shari Wilson moved into her first home, a rowhouse in Fells Point, it had rooms with views—but unfortunately, they were of the knee-high weeds that were growing in the backyard. In an...
Depending on the species, it can be a love-hate relationship.
By mid-spring, they're already large and in charge along Maryland's highways: giant vines with a thousand tentacle-like tendrils, some with trunks as thick as a man's arm, that climb to the top of...
You can win it with custom solutions or off-the-shelf ideas.
Is your garage overtaken by so many toys, tools, garden supplies, paint, and bicycles that it's crowded your car out? It might be time for a de-cluttering campaign—shelving systems can maximize...