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Severna Park stunner features four stories of gracious living

From Baltimore Sun

A home gym, a wine cellar, a pool and an outdoor kitchen are just a few of the amenities in this brick home with almost 9,000 square feet. "Estate" is not a description that should be used indiscriminately — yet the term clearly when referring to the Colonial-style mansion at 1105 Bellevista Court in Severna Park. ... Quick Read

A succulent invasion

From Baltimore Sun

Heat-hardy plants in fantastic shapes love Maryland summersThese heat and humidity lovers, with their dramatic leaf shapes and their striking colors, are the answer to the Mid-Atlantic summer and perfect for containers, pots and window boxes, even vertical gardens.  ... Quick Read

Sleek Black Carbon Fiber Bathtub from Corcel

From Luxury Housing Trends

Bathtubs have a tendency to be white. Or off-white. Oh, sure we've seen a few exceptions (such as this natural stone granite tub), but people usually play it safe with the tub. They certainly don't buy solid black, carbon fiber models. But…this sleek bathtub from Corcel might change your mind. “A symbol of opulence equal [...] ... Quick Read

Magnetic Appliance Covers Perk up Boring Dishwashers and Washing Machines

From Luxury Housing Trends

If you have a dinged and dented, boring old dishwasher or washing machine that's something of an eyesore, you could spend hundreds (or thousands) on new models, but if they're still working fine, perhaps you could just perk them up with a little artistic flair. The “Playful Kittens In Basket Magnetic Appliance Cover' adds a [...] ... Quick Read

Mulch will deter weeds in vegetable garden

From Baltimore Sun

How should I mulch a vegetable garden? Do I need to mulch all of it?  ... Quick Read

For kitchen, use paint colors that are warm, inviting

From Baltimore Sun

I'm confused about choosing a color to paint my kitchen. I've heard that green is the color of the year. And then I hear about gray being the new neutral. What are the best colors to paint the kitchen?  ... Quick Read

Warm Your Toes with an Alpaca Rug This Winter

From Luxury Housing Trends

With summer on the wane, it's time to start thinking of fall and winter. The cooler weather might have you imagining of curling up in front of the fireplace on a chilly night. If you have styling hardwood floors, sitting by the hearth might not be all that comfortable, though, not unless you have a [...] ... Quick Read

Affordable Vessel Sinks for Your Bathroom Remodel

From Luxury Housing Trends

Vessel sinks are often a choice for high-end bathroom remodels, but you needn't spend a fortune to get a handsome piece. If you can handle the installation yourself, you can save even more money. The hardware isn't always included with these sinks, so you'll have to pick that out yourself. Take a look at some [...] ... Quick Read

Designing with a senior in mind

From Baltimore Sun

Where color and comfort meet memories Sunrise Senior Living asked interior designer Emily Henderson to redo the apartment of resident who uses a wheelchair resident at its Washington facility.  ... Quick Read

Getting vultures to relocate takes persistence

From Baltimore Sun

Vultures have moved into a very tall tree above our house and car. To say there are "bird droppings" is an understatement. Not to mention our house looks cursed. What can we do?  ... Quick Read

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