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A Cheap Fix: DIY Concrete-Finish Floors, Walls & Countertops

Have you heard of Ardex Feather Finish? I hadn't either until we featured this floor about a month ago. But I couldn't ignore the fact it this DIY …

How to Stay Cool Without an Air Conditioner

(Image credit: Shutterstock)<p>In Seattle, many people don't have air conditioning. We just don't need it — the temperatures are mild most of the year, …

30 Patio Ideas to Make Your Backyard Look Incredible

Kick back under the sun with these stylish designer ideas for outdoor spaces.<p>Whether you have a porch, pool, or patio, our guide to creating a luxurious outside area will help you take full advantage of warm weather. Oh, and don't miss our top swimming pool designs and outdoor kitchens!

Landscaping

Refresh The Outdoor Areas With Smart DIY Projects On A Budget

You don’t always have to spend a fortune if you want to make your yard look stunning when there are so many inspiring outdoor DIY projects you can …

Garden Tech: Botany and Plant ID Apps for Citizen Scientists

Ever since I wrote about the impact that Thoreau’s carefully curated notebooks have made on modern phenology research, I’ve been preoccupied with the …

Citizen Science

Two Great New Pickle Recipes

Pickled Southern staples<p><i>“If I could stop time for one day in the kitchen, it would be the day that spring’s first ramps arrive. It means that winter is over and the time to revel in morels, asparagus, and ramps has begun. By pickling them I</i> can <i>stop time and be in ramp heaven …

Spices

Throw Some Fruit on the Barbie

Soak skewers for an hour in water, so they don't burn on the grill. In a large bowl mix the brown sugar and juice of the lemon. Stir in cut pineapple …

Recipes

5 Reasons This Nutritionist Buys Frozen Fruits and Veggies

Frozen foods get a bad rap for being processed junk, but the truth is, some of the healthiest foods in the market are in the freezer section. Here …

25 Bathroom Organizers

Few bathrooms have enough places to hang towels. Stacking towel bars behind closed doors is a great way to remedy the shortage and use space efficiently.

The Best Spring-Cleaning Products

"This will be the last bucket you ever buy," home editor Anthony Santelli says. It's big enough to hold your cleaning kit, and because it's made of stainless steel, it won't rust.<p>Stainless steel milk pail, 9 qt.; $51, homesteadersupply.com.

Vacuum Any Surface

Learning what are and how to use the various attachments for your vacuum can maximize its efficiency.<p>Beater-Bar Attachment<br>A rotating brush used with canister vacuums. Also known as a power or turbo brush, it stirs debris from the bottom of pile carpeting so the suction can whisk it away.

12 Homekeeping Multitaskers

• Crisscross strips across the top of a vase, creating a grid to help stabilize flower stems in an arrangement.<br>• Use sticky side to pull out tiny cactus spines stuck in skin.

Dishwasher Dos and Don'ts

DO use only the recommended amount of detergent -- too much can leave behind a residue, and too little can result in dirty dishes.

Dirty Cleaning Job Solutions

The more you put off cleaning an appliance -- like the dreaded oven, the more the grime -- and dread -- builds up. But keeping it clean is critical from an aesthetic and a practical standpoint. Without proper maintenance, fuel ports and hood vents can clog and ovens can smoke.<p>Here, then, is …

Employment

Ask Martha: New Product Introductions

Fabric Flower Pin with Printable Mother's Day Postcard

We love when people make our craft projects. It is especially fun to see how they interpret it and make it their own. This was definitely the case when Living's deputy design director Jenn McManus made our fabric flower pins as gifts for Mother's Day. She also tapped into her graphic-design skills …