Kris Tarbet Nakoneczny

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6 amazing ways to transform a plain wall

Plain walls are literally just incredible displays waiting to happen and all you need to do to tap into the potential they offer is unleash your …

Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

Impress your guests with tasteful, and festive, decor<p><i>Each week Mansion Global tackles an interior design topic with an elite group of designers from</i> …

Living In A Dense City Makes Citizens Healthier

More density means less obesity. But there’s a sweet spot: Too much density is bad, too.<p>Though cities can seem stressful, hectic, and potentially dangerous, there are certainly positives: they bring working, living, and socializing closer together, cutting down on cars and car journeys, and …

Home-Improvement Retailers Scramble to Restock in Florida

Big-box retailers are increasingly intertwined with recovery efforts after natural disasters<p>By<p>Sarah Nassauer<p>Sarah Nassauer<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@sarahnassauer<p>sarahnassauer<p>Sarah.Nassauer@wsj.com<p>Home Depot Inc., Lowe’s Co s. and other home-improvement retailers are rushing supplies into …

Lowe's

Can random bits of DNA lead to safe, new antibiotics and herbicides?

I was cutting my grass when the battery in my iPod died. Instead of enjoying the distraction of music, my brain switched to its usual nerd mode of …

8 Things You Should Know About Joanna Gaines's Siblings

For starters, Joanna is designing a house for one of her sisters in season 5 of Fixer Upper!<p>Joanna Gaines is welcoming someone super special to Waco, Texas: her little sister, Mary Kay McCall!<p>The <i>Fixer Upper</i> star took to Instagram to post that her sister is moving back to their hometown and into a …

Trees downed? Shrubs scattered? How to make your garden bloom after the storm

You’ve survived the storm, but your lush, beautiful garden needs help.<p>Don’t despair. You may be able to salvage your storm-damaged trees and …

Edmonton council faces decision on whether to spray dandelions

Edmonton city councillors will be presented with seven options Tuesday for how to deal with dandelions on city sports fields and parks.<p>A new report …

How Safe Is Lowe's Dividend?

The home-improvement retail industry has held up better than many other retailers, but could rising rates threaten its prospects?<p>The housing market …

Investing

One in 10 homeowners in mortgage arrears

About one in 10 homeowners are behind with repayments on their mortgage, official figures have revealed.<p>The latest figures from the Central …

Weakening Hurricane Irma Put Pressure on Home Depot and Lowe's Shares

Home improvement retailers Home Depot and Lowe’s had enjoyed an 8% boost in share price since August 24 as consumers in Texas and, more recently, …

Pendleton farmer says going organic is the future of farming

<b>John-Paul Frank of Pendleton expects his family's 140-acre grain farm will become completely organic in 2018. Staff photo by John P. Cleary</b><p>PENDLETON …

How Home Depot has remained ‘Amazon-proof’

For Home Depot, Amazon doesn’t seem to be as big of a threat as it is for fashion retailers and department stores. The home improvement chain’s …

How to avoid buying a hurricane-damaged car

The deluge of floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that recently inundated parts of Texas and Florida did not spare cars, and now experts are …

Don’t let your home's infrastructure crumble

It’s no secret that U.S. infrastructure is crumbling, but is your home’s infrastructure in good shape?<p>Maintaining key features that make a home livable will save money down the road and may even fall under critical life-safety issues. These home maintenance checkups aren’t sexy or fun, but they are …

Before & After: A Dark Maroon Living Room's Bright Awakening

Despite the fact that every room in this house was dark and the living room was a deep, almost-brown maroon color, Andrea (a fashion blogger over at …

Living Rooms

What Joanna Gaines Eats in a Day to Stay So Energized

When you spend your days making over homes on the hit HGTV show <i>Fixer Upper,</i> running Magnolia Market in your hometown of Waco, Texas and raising four …

September garden tip: If you only have one hour to spare you should do this...

<b>If you only have one hour to spare...</b><p><b>...buy and plant very early spring-flowering bulbs</b><p>This includes crocuses [pictured above] (buy here), scilla …