Donna Zang moves a pallet in her garage workshop in Pleasant Hills.

Crafters up-cycle wooden pallets into furniture

Doctor and third-grade teacher find inspiration in up-cycling wooden pallets into wine racks, end tables, picture frames and more.

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 Using the correct amount of detergent will help control mold in front-loading washers.

New technology requires a whole new clean

Too much detergent can cause mold buildup and other things you never knew about front-loading washers. Dryer tips, too.

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 Donna Smallin, author of "Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness," says: “When you make space in your life, you are refreshing your life and allowing yourself room to grow and express yourself instead of wasting so much energy, taking care of things."

She found ultimate way to unclutter and enjoy life

She found the ultimate way to unclutter her life — live in an RV.

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 This three-bedroom Colonial in Leet is on the market for $139,000.

Buying Here: Leet

A Dutch Colonial-style house in Leet boasts big rooms and lots of original woodwork, but it also needs work.

2 days ago

 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Decide on a strategy for a winter outing in NYC

Focus your short trips to the Big Apple around themes to get the most out or your visit -- even deep in winter.

1 week ago

 Fishs Eddy, in New York City's Flatiron District.

Where to find home decor items in NYC

New York City’s Flatiron District is an outpost for America’s biggest home furnishing chains and mom-and-pop stores.

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Consumer Reports: Kitchen trends focus on colors, entertaining

Gray walls and counters, beverage centers, distressed wood and appliances in orange, turquoise and other cheery colors are design trends.

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 The renovation of this home in Polish Hill added a full third story by raising the roof.

Century-old Polish Hill home takes on a new life with 'total gut job'

Contractor, designers and the owner collaborate to give a crumbling house in Polish Hill a timeless urban vibe.

1 week ago

 This home in The Courtyards at the Preserves in North Fayette is listed for $378,900.

Buying Here: North Fayette

Model home in The Courtyards at the Preserves in North Fayette features two-story foyer, level backyard.

1 week ago

 This ranch-style house sits on 8.5 acres of land. It is on the market for $525,000.

Buying Here: Indiana Township

Indiana Township ranch-style house boasts open floor plan and beautiful 360-degree views.

2 weeks ago

 Bernhardt furniture's Nadine Chaise covered in scarlet velvet with wraparound wings.

Chaising comfort: The fainting couch is coming back in fashion

The chaise is making a comeback. Once relegated to the garden or bedroom, it’s back in favor and finding its way to the heart of the home.

3 weeks ago

 Kennedy townhome on the market for $187,000.

Buying here: Kennedy Township

A 12-year-old townhouse with numerous upgrades is back on the market.

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 Andy and Laurel Banas' new kitchen  in the redwood log home they have been renovating since they bought it in 1997.

Spouses drew on strengths for Moon kitchen renovation in 1968 log home

The couple worked as a team to create a contemporary kitchen in the log house high above the Ohio River.

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Show us your inspiring home renovation project

The entry deadline is Jan. 23 for the 2014-15 Renovation Inspiration Contest, which celebrates great renovation projects.

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 The main floor of 654 Pennridge Road in Chatham Village.

Which houses sold among this year's Buying Here properties?

Do those houses featured in Buying Here sell? Many did this year.

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 The front, right, and long side of the Howard Hanna Real Estate Services office on Washington Road in Mt. Lebanon. The company's renovation of a medical office building was the winner in the commercial category of last year's Renovation Inspiration Contest.

We're sold on creative renovations of commercial spaces

In the Renovation Inspiration Contest, judges seek preservation of original elements and design changes that provide new functionality.

1 month ago

Rules for 2014-15 Renovation Contest

Here’s how to be eligible for the ninth annual renovation contest for home and business owners in seven Western Pennsylvania counties.

1 month ago


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