Home & Garden

Plumber: Different faucets for different jobs

Q: Dear Ed: We are in the process of a major kitchen remodel that will include an island with a bar sink. I want the kitchen sink faucet to perfectly match the bar sink faucet. Can I just buy two of the same kitchen sink faucets and install one on the kitchen sink and one on the bar sink?

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Home Fix: Mushrooms growing near base of toilet

Q: It's alive in the bathroom, and I'm a single mom scared to death. We just moved into this house not long ago. This is our first home, and you name it we've seen it. Mice, fungus, wasps, ants. Most of the mice are gone, killed the ants and bees are dormant. One big problem remains. There are mushrooms growing behind my toilet. Any tips or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Design Recipes: Tips for a modern country-inspired look

From slip covers to painted floors and reclaimed wood, there may be no clear style that can define what some may consider country-inspired decor. In fact, these days, there is more of a push in design involving infusing country elements with a modern edge. The result: furniture often handcrafted by artisans as well as decorative elements that are often vintage or even salvaged.


How to style your hair like Harley Quinn or an emoji

SEATTLE - Looking for inspiration for Halloween, but don't want to invest a lot of money or time? It's all in the hair. We asked Seattle stylist Joshua Browne of Fix Salon in Ravenna to show us three quick and easy hairdos for Halloween that anyone can re-create with a minimum of special skills or tools.

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Yardsmart: Gather seed promptly for success

Gather seed while ye may - dispersal is in high gear this time of year. Everything that bloomed over summer has been pollinated, causing seeds to form within the flower ovary. As the dry winds of fall kick in, the seeds have matured and their dry capsules pop open. This is when the seeds inside are at their point of perfection.

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How to create the coziest home ever, on a budget

For all the frigid months ahead when weekends are meant to be spent indoors, creating a cozy environment becomes a primary focus. Nothing makes winter more enjoyable than bundling up in a luxe throw with a cup of tea and relishing in a fragrant scented candle with a good book or a Netflix binge session. Unfortunately, while we're busy crossing off dozens of presents on our holiday shopping list and getting our homes ready for entertaining season, our wallets aren't exactly flush with cash for redecorating during this time of year.

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Hang art easily with magnetic stickers

Purchasing a frame-able poster or art print for your home or office can make you feel justifiably accomplished, proud of your good design sense and really quite patron-of-the-artsy. Actually following through with framing and mounting it in a timely fashion? This often feels unnecessarily daunting. (Though, side note: If you have regular framing needs, seek out a reliable and affordable framing store in your area. It's worth doing some research.)

Home & Garden

Fix up your fall container gardens

Garden centers are awash with pumpkins, mums, pansies and kale in celebration of autumn. If your potted plants are looking a bit tired after a hot summer, now's the time to pop in a few fresh ones to carry the display until the cold weather settles in.

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Pumpkin carving with style

Christine Buck from Pembroke Pines has won a couple of pumpkin carving contests in her time. What she creates is really lovely. She goes step by step with her process, in case you want to try this one at home.
Justin Azpiazu Miami Herald Staff
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Pumpkin carving with style

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How to safely carve your pumpkin

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