• Home Improvement News

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas, star of Home Improvement, seen for the first time in almost EIGHT YEARS

    Jonathan Taylor Thomas was seen for the first time in almost eight years after stepping away from the spotlight despite a very successful career as a child actor. The now 39-year-old Home Improvement star – also known as JTT – was recently seen walking his dogs in Los Angeles in a very rare outing. He has not been pictured in public since 2013 and last appeared onscreen for a guest appearance on Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing  in 2015.  Stepping out: Jonathan Taylor Thomas was seen for the first time in almost eight years after stepping away from the spotlight despite a very successful career as a child actor Iconic: Jonathan reached…

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  • Home Design

    7 home design trends that could go from hot to dated in a few years

    Grass-green shag carpet evokes the Nixon era on the lower level of my family’s turn-of-the-century farmhouse. The wall-to-wall floor cover, like a teddy bear underfoot, was all the rage in 1974, when my grandparents left urban life to retire at the homestead. Most trends — appliances in harvest gold and avocado, reflective brass fixtures, open floor plans and ultrahigh ceilings — date homes to a particular time in history. My grandmother’s green shag selection is no different. Although no designer has a crystal ball, some styling choices are sure to date your home to 2021. Here, three experts offer alternatives to today’s trends that may fade. Modern farmhouse White board-and-batten…

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  • Garden Design

    The Pecks celebrate 10 years of sharing home and gardening projects, inspiration and stories

    As hard as it is to believe — for me, at least — Marcia and I have now been writing our Homes & Gardens column for 10 years. The time has gone by in a blur of beautiful gardens and nurseries, amazing, visionary people and countless do-it-yourself projects. But the one constant in it all, the icing on the cake of this job I’ve been privileged to do for an entire decade, is that I have gotten to experience it side by side with my very best friend. And my, what a 10 years it has been. Marcia and I have welcomed three more grandchildren, bringing the total to four,…

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  • Garden Design

    Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show celebrates 45 years

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The Central Kentucky Home and Garden Show was back at the Central Bank Center. This marks the 45th year for the event. After canceling because of the pandemic in 2020, show manager Brent Keller is happy to back. “It makes you appreciate it much more,” he said. The pandemic forced the show to make changes like spacing out exhibits, cleaning stations, and masks. Keller pointed out COVID-19 actually had a positive impact for some home-improvement businesses. “With all of us being quarantined, a lot of us had a lot of time in the house. So people realize they wanted that addition, add that deck, get a…

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  • Garden Design

    Home prices went higher at year’s end | Home and Garden

    U.S. home prices were up by 14.9{28ab41d673507bfe0daf970418d2e81f9476b3e139564442359ad7402c370b16} year-over-year in the final months of 2020, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors. “The fourth quarter of 2020 presented circumstances ripe for home price increases,” Realtors chief economist Lawrence Yun said in the report. “Mortgage rates reached record lows, thereby driving up the demand. “At the same time, inventory levels also reached record lows, leading to grim inventory conditions of insufficient supply in the fourth quarter.” More than half of the 161 major metro areas the Realtors track each quarter saw double-digit percentage home price increases. The greatest percentage price gains in the nation were in Bridgeport, Conn.…

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  • Kitchen Decoration

    Why Don Lemon’s New Year’s Eve Kitchen Background Is Raising Eyebrows

    While celebrations looked a bit different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Don Lemon and Brooke Baldwin still rung in the New Year together on CNN. Instead of mingling with folks who were out and about, the two anchors rang in the New Year from Lemon’s home by putting together some cool treats with the help of professional chefs (who spoke with the two virtually). However, their segment caught the attention of many because of one particular item in Lemon’s kitchen. As one Twitter user pointed out, there was an interesting figurine in the background of the news anchor’s kitchen. While some on Twitter said that the item, which…

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