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Exhibit explores roots of modern interiors

October 12, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — In the chaotic aftermath of World War I in Europe, a small group of enterprising designers, artists and architects — many of them women — stepped forward with groundbreaking ideas fo... more »»

Ask a Designer: transitioning outdoor spaces for fall

October 12, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press Outdoor decorating often focuses on turning decks, patios and porches into summer destinations. more »»

US construction spending falls

October 6, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. builders trimmed spending on construction projects in August for a second straight month with housing, non-residential and government activity all seeing decline. more »»

Harnessing the riches of online design sites

October 6, 2016 By Sarah Wolfe Associated Press There’s Houzz. Remodelista. Home design Twitter feeds. Tumblr accounts. And of course, the granddaddy of all online decor depositories — Pinterest. more »»

Generators a good option in an emergency

October 6, 2016 Dear Jim: It’s inconvenient when the electric goes off during storms. I want to get a generator. more »»

US homebuilder sentiment rises

September 22, 2016 By Alex Veiga AP Business Writer Confidence among U.S. homebuilders has surged to the highest level in nearly a year, reflecting a brighter outlook for sales now and into 2017. more »»

Home construction slumped in August

September 22, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders pulled back on construction in the South, causing the pace of August housing starts nationwide to fall to their lowest level in three months. more »»

White walls? The trick is choosing the right white

September 22, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — So you want to paint a room white. Sounds easy, until you go to the hardware store to buy paint and discover there are dozens of whites to choose from. more »»

Remember the ceiling when decorating

September 22, 2016 By Sarah Wolfe For The Associated Press Ceilings are the Rodney Dangerfield of homes. They get no respect. more »»

‘Super pantries on kitchen wish lists

September 15, 2016 By Melissa Kossler Dutton Associated Press Teresa Keller used to joke that she was pantry-challenged. more »»

Tips to save energy, money this winter

September 15, 2016 DETROIT — As cooler temperatures signal the start of another heating season, DTE Energy suggests customers prepare their homes and their budgets for winter. Steps taken now can pay big dividends. more »»

Tips on making a room feel bigger

September 15, 2016 By Melissa Rayworth Associated Press As the weather gets colder and we come indoors, it’s easy to wish your indoor space had some of the open, airy feeling of the outdoors. more »»

Setting up home just a click away

September 15, 2016 By Kim Cook Associated Press In a connected world, nesting’s a lot easier than it used to be. There are apps and websites that streamline many aspects of setting up and dismantling a home. more »»

US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in June

August 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell for a third straight month in June with spending on nonresidential construction dropping by the largest amount in six months. more »»

Downsizing tips from the pros

August 4, 2016 By Katherine Roth Associated Press For empty nesters, seniors and others who find themselves moving into a smaller space, downsizing can feel emotionally and physically overwhelming. more »»

Today’s wood walls make a modern statement

August 4, 2016 By Kim Cook Associated Press The phrase “wood walls” should no longer conjure up images of gloomy paneled basements or cabins sheathed in dated, knotty pine. more »»

US homebuilder sentiment slips in July

July 21, 2016 By Alex Veiga AP Business Writer U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less optimistic about their sales prospects this month, though their outlook for the new-home market remains positive overal. more »»

Get more consistent heating and cooling

July 21, 2016 Dear Jim: Our furnace and air conditioner work fine, but some rooms are always too hot or too cold. They change when heating or cooling. more »»

‘Micro’ apartments challenging minimalist living

July 21, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s first “micro” apartment complex is open for business, challenging the limits of minimalist living. more »»

Pending US home sales slumped

July 7, 2016 WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in May, with the year-over-year pace of pending sales sliding for the first time in nearly two years. more »»



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