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Marvin Windows

Marvin Windows started in 1912 as a family-owned and operated lumber company. Today they offer more than 150,000 made-to-order window and door styles, all of which are ENERGY STAR certified. Marvin Window products and pricing Marvin Windows products are made to order and can be customized to fit your home’s design. Here are a few […]

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How Your HVAC Unit Affects Your Power Bill

Once a month, you’ll be faced with an unpleasant surprise in your mailbox: the power bill! No matter how careful you are about turning off the lights or how much you budget for the bill, it can still catch you off guard.  Besides being an unwelcome note from the electric or gas company, your bill […]

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Which States Are Paying the Most for Internet?

These days, people depend on the internet as their connection to the world. You can get minute-by-minute news updates, check up on old friends, mindlessly scroll through social media feeds, or watch cute animal videos. But the freedom of the web comes at a cost — heavier in some states than others. 

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Do’s and Don’ts to Deter Burglars | Direct From the Mouths of Intruders

Your home should be a safe haven where you feel comfortable and protected. However, if you are a victim of a burglary, you will feel unsafe and violated that a stranger has set foot in your home and rummaged through your things. The investigative team at KGW reached out to inmates serving time for burglary […]

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Trane Heating & Cooling

Trane Heating & Cooling Trane is a highly regarded brand in the heating and cooling industry. From design and assembly to testing and installation, Trane utilizes more than 100 years of expertise to deliver high-quality products that are built to last. Celebrated for reliability, Trane parts and systems can withstand intense temperatures and weather situations […]

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10 Spooky Halloween Decorating Ideas to Try in Your Garden (14 photos)

Cheerful pumpkins placed along a walkway, smiling ghosts hung above garden beds and a well-lit, inviting entry are some of the decorating approaches you can take for Halloween. Or you can tap into a slightly stranger, creepier style.
There are plenty of scary decorations available to buy, but...

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The Top 10 Bathrooms on Houzz Right Now (10 photos)

This Trending Now story features the most-saved bathroom photos uploaded to Houzz since July 1, 2019.
Striking shower tile, custom wood vanities and bold modern lines stand out in the bathroom photos Houzz users saved most in the past three months. See if any of the top 10 most-saved bathroom...

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Designer Picks: 9 Beautiful Saturated Blue Paints (10 photos)

We hear about designers making rooms “light and airy” all the time. The right blue paint, on the other hand, can set a dramatic tone. Blue hues can add some East Coast preppiness, tie antiques and modern furnishings together, cozy up a bedroom or provide crisp contrast to bright white. Below, the right...

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How to Find Your Renovation Team (5 photos)

If you’ve never renovated or built a new home, you may not be sure about how the seed of an idea turns into a completed project. Here are tips for two early steps: putting together your renovation team and nailing down your project’s cost.

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10 Kitchen Backsplashes That Make a Statement (11 photos)

A kitchen backsplash can be beautiful and classic in simple white subway tile, but there are so many ways to make this part of your home unique. The following 10 spaces feature backsplashes that stand out from the crowd for their creativity and style. Which one would you most like to see in your home?...

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Let’s Go Island Hopping Again (92 photos)

Last year, a photo tour of 89 kitchen islands provided a wide range of inspiration for one of the most popular gathering spots in many households. Now it’s time for the second leg...

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7 Reasons Not to Clean Up Your Fall Garden (9 photos)

This article is from our Most Popular stories file.
My belief in leaving the garden alone in fall was cemented on a December morning, when a robin landed on a garden chest where I keep my tools. It balanced on the edge where some...

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5 Smashing Black-and-White Kitchens in Different Styles (11 photos)

The black-and-white color palette suits every kitchen style. From traditional to Scandinavian modern, transitional to chic contemporary, the black-and-white combo provides a versatile base for a variety of textures and finishes. Here’s how five designers used the high-contrast pairing to create beautiful...

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Bathroom of the Week: Bold Blue Tile and a Walk-In Shower (7 photos)

Before they renovated their master suite, this Dallas couple could see their picturesque backyard only through a small window in the existing bathroom. “They had this beautiful backyard with one teeny, tiny little window in the old bathroom,” designer Amanda Jones Tepper says. “So...

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8 Design Trends From Italy’s Big Exhibition (25 photos)

If you’re looking for trends in tile, bathroom fixtures and more, then you wanted to be in Bologna, Italy, at the end of September for Cersaie, the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. But if you couldn’t attend the show, which ran Sept. 23 to 27, don’t fret. Our international...

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15 Shade-Loving Plants With Showy Flowers or Foliage (15 photos)

If you’re looking to brighten up the the shadier parts of your garden, take a look at these top-performing shade-loving perennials. With luminous petal and leaf colors and eye-catching plant forms, these plants will add interest to any shaded section of your garden year after year. In this list, you’ll...

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Have a Design Dilemma? Talk Amongst Yourselves (6 photos)

Judy Marusa’s Rhode Island vacation property was falling down. The structural bearing for the house was collapsing, and if she didn’t find someone to address the problem immediately, she would be in trouble. Stuck on the problem, Marusa began browsing the Houzz Discussions...

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12 Ideas From Stunning Fall Gardens (14 photos)

Fall gardens are all about drama. The air turns crisp, and deciduous trees change from green to brilliant gold, rich amber and fiery red. Leaves rustle, ornamental grasses sway and catch the late-afternoon light. Rose hips and toyon berries look like clusters of jewels.
Whether you’d like to add...

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Designer Secrets: 10 Pros Share Their Favorite White Paints (10 photos)

You might think all white paints are pretty much the same, but nothing could be further from the truth. Most white paints have an undertone that can skew them cool or warm. The same white paint will look different in different parts of the world, and even at different ends of the house. A paint that...

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How to Design Your Landscape to Sink Water Into the Ground (6 photos)

Sinking water, which is also called infiltrating and percolating water, enables water to pass through the soil in your home landscape, rather than sending it downstream through pipes and storm drains. This creates less runoff downstream and naturally cleans water to protect our water supply, recharging...

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A Light, Bright Basement Inspired by Midcentury Design (14 photos)

This Toronto couple wanted to transform their partially finished basement into a big hangout for entertaining and for their kids to enjoy. Their wish list included a TV lounge, office space, a full kitchen and a full remodel for the existing 1970s bathroom. The creative team of Luca Campacci and Vinh...

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Perennial Borders Transform a Lake House Garden (8 photos)

Located just a stone’s throw from the edge of Cazenovia Lake in upstate New York, this home and garden nestle among deciduous woodland, with grounds that extend to the water’s edge. While the proximity to the lake has always been the property’s biggest draw, beautiful new perennial borders provide another...

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5 Ways to Put Fall Leaves to Work in Your Garden (8 photos)

In fall my town holds leaf collection days, when homeowners (or their landscape services) blow or rake fallen leaves off their properties into big piles in the streets. Later a truck comes and vacuums them away. What I see being vacuumed up are dollar bills, the money these homeowners will spend next...

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Cincinnati Couple Honor Their 1897 Home’s History (24 photos)

This 1897 American Foursquare-style home in the historic Westwood neighborhood of Cincinnati has had numerous owners over the years, including someone who did a lot of structural work in the early 2000s. The current owners are Barrett Evans and Kevin DiNarda. They both love old homes, so finding this...

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Gardening is the practice of growing and cultivating plants as part of horticulture. In gardens, ornamental plants are often grown for their flowers, foliage, or overall appearance; useful plants, such as root vegetables, leaf vegetables, fruits, and herbs, are grown for consumption, for use as dyes, or for medicinal or cosmetic use. Gardening is considered to be a relaxing activity for many people.

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San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show

23 October 2019

  • 2019 Seminar Schedule at a glance
    FRIDAY, March 1 12:00 Debra Lee Baldwin – Success with Succulents Author Debra Lee Baldwin shares insights on selection, using and caring for succulents. She will have her popular books on succulents available for sale and signing both before and after her presentation 1:00 Steve Harbour – Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money […]
  • Seminar Speaker Biographies
  • Debra Lee Baldwin
    Success with Succulents Whether your garden occupies an acre or a patio, succulents can serve as easy-care, low water problem-solvers. As Debra introduces these textural, intriguing plants–which come in every size and color–you’ll find inspiration and ideas to express your creativity and beautifully enhance your outdoor living spaces. Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored […]
  • Steve Harbour
    Hire the RIGHT Landscape Professional and Save Money Steven Harbouris a California native with nearly forty years of professional experience as a landscape designer and horticultural expert. He is an APLD Certified Landscape Designer, and has also served as an ISA Certified Arborist and CAN California Certified Nurseryman. His designs have garnered accolades and awards, […]
  • Tony Gurnoe
    Garden Up with Low Water Hanging Plants Tony Gurnoe, Director of Horticulture at the San Diego Botanic Garden, oversees and coordinates all collection development, horticultural management, and conservation projects at the garden. Tony’s background is in sustainable horticultural crop production, ecological restorative planting, and ex-situ conservation of California natives, cycads, and threatened subtropical species. His […]