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Why Color?

Why are roses red and violets blue? Would not the fragrance from a bouquet of white roses be just as pleasant?

Wexford Garden and Pond Tour Showcases Landscapes, Supports Nonprofit

From koi ponds to majestic gardens and fairy houses, this year’s Wexford Garden and Pond Tour offers a bit of everything for gardening and nature enthusiasts alike.

Keypads on Doors Opening Up New Way of Thinking

One of the houses I have been renovating had new exterior doors installed last week.

Selecting Finish Materials

Selecting fixtures and finish materials for a new house or makeover can seem never-ending.

Thinking about Houses

This morning I had a walk-through meeting at a house under construction, to review the HVAC, plumbing and electrical rough-ins before the subcontractors’ work was completed.

Visiting Botanical Gardens Great Way to Get Back to Nature

After a long and rainy winter, there’s nothing better than seeing dainty crocuses peeking out of the ground, or noticing how small buds are beginning to appear on the trees.

Outdoor Living Spaces Focus on Four Seasons

While some homeowners prefer to light their own fires, options include fireplaces with gas igniters to make it easy to get the flames going.

The Green Building Alliance: Helping Pittsburghers Save Money and the Environment

Green Building Alliance (GBA) is one of the oldest regional green building organizations in the country

Pool and Hot Tub Buyers Looking for More Features, Less Maintenance

Whether you prefer to swim laps for exercise, float on an inflatable raft or soak up the bubbles in a hot tub, one thing is true: there are few things in life as soothing as a dip in warm waters.

Community Builders Group Helps Transform Communities

While the warm air is a nice escape from the dull winter months, it brings about the desire to get started on those projects you’ve been putting off, including home and building renovations.










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