Homes

Published January 16, 2019

METRO DETROIT — It may be impossible to smell or see, but that doesn’t mean radon won’t do a lot of damage. Formed during the breakdown of uranium, radon is a chemically inert radioactive gas found in nearly all soils and rocks.

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Published January 9, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The holidays have come and gone, and with the new year upon us, folks may be wondering how to get their homes organized in 2019. Gary Dion, the owner of Closets by Design — which in addition to organizing closets also organizes garages, home offices, laundries, pantries and hobby rooms — said that redesigning storage space is key.

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Published December 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Pantone recently announced living coral, a warm salmon hue with a golden undertone, as its 2019 Color of the Year.

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Published December 28, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Real estate professionals are saying 2018 strongly leaned toward being a seller’s market in southeast Michigan, but they added that this could begin to shift in 2019.

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Published December 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — New Year’s Eve is a special kind of holiday. Following the hustle and bustle of a month mostly dedicated to Christmas, the final day of the year can sometimes be an afterthought. But those who are hosting parties can benefit by upgrading electronics and configuring decorations.

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Published December 12, 2018

METRO DETROIT — According to the Christmas classic, there’s no place like “Home for the Holidays.” 

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Published December 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Whether you’re into dazzling displays in a rainbow of colors, officially licensed products featuring beloved characters, well-worn vintage nostalgia or holiday kitsch, there’s no shortage of options for adorning your home for the holiday season.

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Published November 27, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Now that the weather has turned frosty, it’s prime time to snuggle up indoors with some quality reading material. Local experts weighed in on the best ways to prepare a space to get lost in a good book.

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Published November 19, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Whether traveling for Thanksgiving or Christmas, or getting away for the entire winter season, there is plenty that can be done to protect a home from intruders and Old Man Winter.

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Published November 13, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Colorless, odorless and tasteless, carbon monoxide is a toxic gas known as the “silent killer.”

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Published November 7, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The gardening season doesn’t have to end just because winter is here. You can still prepare your garden for a successful growing season when the warm weather returns. It may be too cold for many plants to grow, but it’s the perfect time to produce compost for the growing season.

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Published October 31, 2018

METRO DETROIT — The front door is the first line of defense for a home, so how well a lock is installed and what other security features are in place can make the difference between a burglar getting into a home and staying out.

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Published October 23, 2018

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — The Shelby Gardeners Club hosted a presentation, “The Late Show,” on the topic of how to extend your garden into the fall with different types of species Oct. 11 at the Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, 4101 River Bends Drive in Shelby Township.

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Published October 17, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Ditch that dish rack and put away the family photos before you show your home to sell, a number of local experts agree.

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Published October 10, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Whether throwing a classy Halloween dinner party or transforming your garage into a haunted attraction, local experts have ideas to enhance any vision.

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Published October 3, 2018

METRO DETROIT — It may seem like the list of must-haves for baby is already long, but local health experts say there’s something that shouldn’t be neglected when parents bring home a baby: safety.

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Published September 26, 2018

METRO DETROIT — Leak-proofing a home is generally not something gnawing at homeowners’ minds — until something happens, like an unexpectedly large water bill.

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Published September 18, 2018

METRO DETROIT — While many think that spring is the best time to start shopping for a home, local real estate agents say that better deals can be found in the fall, with less stress.

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Published September 12, 2018

DETROIT — From hand-carved woodwork and moldings to a built-in pipe organ, the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Detroit’s Boston Edison District is an example of the gracious homes once occupied by the city’s auto barons.

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Published September 5, 2018

METRO DETROIT — As the dog days of summer signal the season’s last hurrah, design experts are preparing to usher in autumn with new and existing trends.

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