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Real estate market seeing increase in activity

May 9, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Beth Heinen Bell and her husband Christian are sick of renting. They want more space. They’d like to host friends for dinner. more »»

Millions of homeowners welcome back tiny birds

May 2, 2013 LOS ANGELES — The world’s smallest bird can take up a big chunk of a person’s spring to-do list: Trim the trees, weed the garden, make the nectar and hang the feeders. more »»

Do homework when looking for interior designer

April 25, 2013 Home-decorating television shows and shelter magazines have many Americans dreaming about inviting an expert interior designer into their home. more »»

Marquette Adult Day Services has new home

April 25, 2013 MARQUETTE — Melissa Luttrell is profoundly grateful to Marquette’s First Presbyterian Church for hosting Marquette Adult Day Services for so many years. more »»

Senior events

April 25, 2013 MONDAY CHATHAM: Senior Dining, noon, Twp. Hall, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GRAND MARAIS: Senior Dining, noon, Community Center, call 228-6522 before 9 a.m. GWINN: Drop-In Center, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. more »»

Indoor plants can help the nice weather arrive earlier

April 18, 2013 Warm weather and the first buds of spring have been slow to arrive in much of the country. more »»

Brighten up walls with inexpensive images

April 11, 2013 During a recent home remodel, Diane Wright decided the stairway leading to her garage needed some perking up. So she went online and found a wall decal — roosting love birds on a branch. “I love them. more »»

Decorating can be done on a tight budget

April 4, 2013 NEW YORK — With the housing recovery gaining steam, Americans have more incentives to paint up, touch up and otherwise redecorate their homes. But there’s no need to spend willy-nilly. more »»

Be creative decorating personal work area

March 28, 2013 We focus so much energy turning a house into a home, we sometimes forget to aim our decorating genius in another notable direction: the office cubicle. more »»

Fancy British furnishings coming to America

March 21, 2013 Intrigued by the drama and inspired by the sophistication of British aristocrats in “Downton Abbey,” some fans are plotting to bring the series’ style into their own homes, from gilded finishes to... more »»

Decorating rentals can be a real challenge

March 14, 2013 It’s yours, but it isn’t. A rented apartment or house can be a wonderful place to live, and a challenging place to decorate. more »»

 
 

 

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