Love to cook?

NARROWSBURG, NY — If you love to cook, a well-designed kitchen is the piece de resistance in your home. A gas-fired range; farmhouse sink; modern, roomy fridge; and plenty of space to prep are …

Brighten up your outdoor space

By BRANDPOINT If you love entertaining friends and family outdoors, you’re not alone. Transforming outdoor areas into extended living spaces continues to be a huge trend, as anything and …
Our country home

Updated tradition is the heart of this Honesdale home

HONESDALE, PA — Front-porch living is the star attraction of this home, along with a multitude of other gorgeous details that beg you to sit and stay awhile. The house was listed by Davis R. …
Our country home

A potted-plant porch

From farm to formal, your porch can be transformed quickly just by using container plants. Breathe life into your newly constructed contemporary, Victorian wrap-around, or small front porches with …
REGION — Food always tastes better alfresco, especially if you’re sitting on a front porch with a view. Here are just a handful of lovely places in our area that will satisfy that …
My sister Janet and I were first introduced to our little house in the Beechwood section of Callicoon over 25 years ago. The first thing I noted was the front porch. We walked through the house, and …
Warm weather invites us to get out and enjoy the natural world—and what better way to appreciate the balmy days of late summer than spending them on a porch? No matter what the style, a …
Dear readers, As summer winds down, what better way to chill out than on a breezy front porch? We are lucky, in our neck of the woods, to have tons of lovely homes with traditional porches on …
MILFORD, PA — The Festival of Wood, a celebration of our natural and cultural heritage of wood, returns to Grey Towers National Historic Site on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September …
HONESDALE, PA — Nearly 200 woodcarvers, from novices to experienced carvers, are expected to gather this summer for the 20th annual Northeast Woodcarvers Roundup at Cherry Ridge Campsites & …
I’ve cooked over wood maybe a dozen times. Each of these experiences took place when I was around eight or nine years old, spending the summer—along with my sister, Janet—at …
What’s better than a bevy of blooms in the summertime? If you’re living in the woods, you might think flowers bloom only in the sun. But there are some pretty petal-icious plants …
Hello friends! I’m so happy to be back and writing about foraging—searching in the wild for food or provisions. Foraging is so satisfying and can be done virtually year-round. There …
MILANVILLE, PA — Milanville, on the Delaware Riverbank in Pennsylvania, has many examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. One of them, the J. Howard Beach House, was built in the 1880s …
Dear readers, It seemed spring was an eternity of cool, damp weather, and now—bam!—here we are in summer already. Summertime, to me, means poking around in my gardens, walking along …
I haven’t seen flowers yet—it’s a bit early—but the ice is melting and the earth is muddy with promise. The news is not good but we can step away from the headlines, look …
REGION — Remodeling your home can be an expensive undertaking, but overspending can be avoided if you can stay within your budget. Despite the belief that every remodeling project will exceed …
Caring for your home and family

Remodeling your basement? Here is everything you need to know to see a high return on investment

(BPT) - By Bryan Baeumler, HGTV Personality & Professional ContractorSo, you are remodeling your basement — smart move! According to Redfin’s real estate experts, a basement …

3 consejos para elegir y usar la mejor lechada en la colocación de sus baldosas

(BPT) - El hecho de que haya llegado el invierno no significa la posposición de los trabajos de bricolaje domésticos que requieren lechada. Siempre y cuando tome precauciones, los …

How technology can be incorporated in your bathroom to enhance wellness

(BPT) - Creating a spa-like bathroom that enhances your overall well-being is seriously on trend, and for good reason. Self-care can become part of your daily ritual if you make your bathroom into a …

Cold weather doesn't have to put a stop to home concrete projects

(BPT) - Is winter weather putting a damper on your home improvement ambitions? Many people who plan to use concrete as part of their projects believe they need to pause when temperatures dip. The …

4 ways to make your home come to life with colorful and patterned tile

(BPT) - Whether you are looking at making a dramatic statement or adding a pop of color to a more neutral space, tile is an excellent and expressive choice for any home renovation project. Because of …

How to improve your basement and other spaces by leveling uneven floors

(BPT) - Colder weather does not mean you have to stop tackling all your important home DIY projects. If you’ve been putting off tiling your basement or carpeting the spare bedroom because the …

3 tips for choosing — and using — the best grout for your tiling project

(BPT) - Just because winter's here doesn't mean you have to put household DIY projects requiring grout on hold. As long as you take precautions, indoor projects like setting tile can go smoothly and …
Home ideas

An Inviting Refuge

(Family Features) Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette is often all you need to shift the mood of your home. Incorporating colors inspired by simplicity and serenity ...

Trending Colors and Textures Inspire 2023 Home Design

(Family Features) Over the past year, architectural design saw a surge in nature-inspired, earth tones, such as calming shades of blue and green. Homeowners can expect this trend to continue into the coming months, but with warmer, richer colors.

Tips for Choosing a Portable Generator

(NewsUSA) - Inverter generators and portable battery stations are trending solutions for take-anywhere power. Small footprints, manageable weights, and simple charging or fueling options make both …

The average lifespan of 10 common home features—and what it costs to renovate them

Angi determined how long 10 household features last, using data from the Association of Home Builders, Zonda Media, and other industry sources.

8 ways to effectively winterize your home on a budget

American Home Shield compiled a list of eight tips for winterizing your home for little or no cost.  

How heating problems compare among the 15 largest metros

Which cities had major heating problems in winter 2021-2022? American Home Shield used the Census Bureau's 2021 American Housing Survey to find out.   

Five Tips to Prepare Your Portable Generator for Winter Weather

(NewsUSA) - When temperatures drop and snow starts falling, portable generators of every size need a quick check-in to make sure that they’re ready to go before a possible power outage during …