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30 Outdoor Kitchen Ideas & Inspirations

As the weather gets warmer, cooking alfresco is so much better than staying cooped up inside your kitchen. Dinner parties get moved to the deck, the …

Kitchens

10 Ideas to Steal from Suburban Gardens

Suburban living holds the same promise now as when the idea was invented in the 1800s. You get clean air, room to breathe, and your own bit of green …

Modern or Contemporary: What's the Difference in Home Styles?

What’s the difference between a “modern” home and a “contemporary” one? About $275,000.<p>That’s the gap in listing prices for luxury homes described as modern and those called contemporary, according to an analysis of luxury homes by listings website Realtor.com.<p>But actually defining the two styles …

Real Estate

Our Ultimate Guide to Online Shopping: 101 Places to Buy Furniture & Home Decor

Oh, the joys of online home decor shopping. Not only can you find great deals on all kinds of housewares, you can do it all in your pajamas and from …

How-To's

They replaced the lawn with a gorgeous drought-tolerant meadow that doesn’t need mowing

In our latest lawn-to-drought-garden makeover submitted by readers, a Cheviot Hills lawn is removed and replaced with native grasses such as <i>Carex pansa</i> and <i>Carex tumulicola</i> to create a low-water urban meadow.<p>Inspired by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, a leading proponent of choosing perennials …

Ryan Gosling’s trainer shares her top 3 tips for at-home workouts

Sure, some celebrities go to group fitness classes, but others prefer to workout at home—which can be clutch when you’re bouncing between movie sets …

The No-Equipment, Total-Body Workout You Can Cram Into 13 Minutes | Men's Health

Instead of pushups, you’ll do dive-bomber pushups, which target the fast-twitch muscle fibers—the ones with the greatest potential for size and strength—in your chest, shoulders, and triceps, Akande says.<p>Instead of split squats, you’ll do crane split squats, an explosive variation that will crank …

New home loan helps lower-income borrowers build equity quickly

Grace and Armando Ong were among millions of Americans who lost their homes during the housing crisis.<p>Today, the Azusa couple are in the vanguard of borrowers taking advantage of a new loan that helps lower-income borrowers build equity fast — and protects them against any future crash in …