Homes

Published September 22, 2020

DETROIT — COVID-19 has caused the cancellation of scores of important events, but the Junior League of Detroit’s 23rd biennial Designers’ Show House isn’t one of them.

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Published September 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — With many local students returning to school in a virtual learning environment because of COVID-19, parents are setting up areas at home specifically for school instruction. 

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Published August 25, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Addressing global damage to nature seems overwhelming, but author and researcher Doug Tallamy says that even small changes in your yard can make a difference.

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Published August 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — While some of the unlabeled seeds have reportedly now been identified as common plants including cabbage, mustard, lavender, rosemary, sage and various flowers, agriculture experts have issued clear guidance about what to do and what not to do if any mystery seeds arrive in your mailbox.

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Published July 28, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Seemingly endless weeks of hot, steamy weather along with a few intense storms have dramatically increased the use of air conditioning, and at times, cut power altogether this summer.

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Published July 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Across the United States, about 5 million employees work from home at least half of the time, according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey. That number has likely been pushed higher now — at least temporarily, but in some cases permanently — by a shift in the way companies do business in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Published June 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Buying or selling a home continues to change, adapt and look different in the middle of a worldwide pandemic.

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Published March 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — COVID-19 has forced many people into their homes to help stop the spread of the viral disease.

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Published March 18, 2020

METRO DETROIT — There’s no way to tell when an emergency will hit — whether it’s a power outage, tornado, flood, storm, or even a pandemic — so the best way to make sure you’re prepared is by building a home emergency kit.

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Published March 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — So you’ve been looking over a spectrum of color swatches and have found the perfect paint to match your interior design vision. But to transform your walls from a canvas to a masterpiece, it takes some knowledge, foresight and care, according to home painting tipsters.

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Published March 6, 2020

EASTPOINTE — The Eastpointe Beautification Commission recognized the winners of its 2019 Landscape Awards at its meeting Feb. 27.

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Published March 4, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Dark is out and bright is in, according to experts in kitchen design.

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Published February 25, 2020

WARREN — For many, the thought of heirloom tomatoes conjures up sunny memories about a grandparent’s garden and the fantastic flavors found ripe on the vine.

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Published February 19, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Spring is quickly approaching, and if you’re looking to start a few fun projects to spruce up your cottage or lakefront home, you’ll want to head out to the Cottage & Lakefront Living Show.

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Published February 11, 2020

METRO DETROIT — The cold of winter may be gripping Michigan, but that’s no reason that gardening enthusiasts can’t keep up their hobby or get a head start on the spring.

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Published February 5, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Darker window siding and larger walk-in closets appear to be early home trends in 2020.     

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Published January 29, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Once the tree, lights and garland are all packed away and sent to the basement until next year, it can leave homes feeling a little cold.

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Published January 22, 2020

METRO DETROIT — You can’t see, smell or taste it — but radon lurking in your home in winter months when doors and windows stay closed, which allows radon to collect, can cause lung cancer.

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Published January 22, 2020

BIRMINGHAM/BLOOMFIELD — There’s only so much inspiration we can garner from the pages of design magazines.For a fresh take on interior design, sometimes it takes the real thing. That’s exactly what home tours provide for their guests — the chance to peek at others’ creativity and spark some of their own.

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Published January 15, 2020

METRO DETROIT — Local real estate agents say that the start of a new year tends to see buyers slow down in their search as they wait for more inventory.

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