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Disinfect with Lavender Water

Disinfect with Lavender Water

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Rid your home of germs using lavender water, an all-natural and time-tested disinfectant. Follow our recipe to make your... Read More »

Display a Family Photo in a Bottle | Easy Craft

Display a Family Photo in a Bottle | Easy Craft

5 votes, 4.20 avg. rating (83% score)

Putting an old family photo in a bottle creates an attractive and unique piece of décor. Follow these steps... Read More »

Displaying Flowers in Classic Containers

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

When you arrange flowers, it’s critical to place them in containers that will showcase the blooms–not detract from... Read More »

DIY Grocery Bags | Paper or Plastic?

DIY Grocery Bags | Paper or Plastic?

4 votes, 3.75 avg. rating (75% score)

STEP 11: Now sew the straps to the tote: Still working with the tote inside-out, return to the... Read More »

DIY: Build a Backyard Greenhouse

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Small, backyard greenhouses like the kind shown in mail-order catalogs are a gardener’s dream. They prolong the growing... Read More »

DIY: Fix Sticky Drawers

DIY: Fix Sticky Drawers

6 votes, 4.36 avg. rating (86% score)

Fighting with a dresser drawer that sticks can be frustrating and can result in damage to the dresser.... Read More »

DIY: Install a Colorful Stair Runner

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

When we moved into our charming, century-old, Providence home, there were several changes that I wanted to make.... Read More »

DIY: Recover a Dining Room Chair

4 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (63% score)

Redecorating a room doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take months to accomplish. For example, changing the... Read More »

Do You Want to Start a B&B?

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Read about one couple’s experience: Hawthorn Inn, Concord, MA The first and ultimately the most important question is... Read More »

Do-It-Yourself Home Projects

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Yankee ingenuity is alive and well. Here are five clever home projects to inspire the do-it-yourselfer in all... Read More »

Down on the Family Farm

10 votes, 2.80 avg. rating (58% score)

A city boy explains the enduring appeal of his sister’s Maine homestead. “You’re obviously playing the long game,”... Read More »

Drafty Windows and Cooling Fans | Home Solutions

Drafty Windows and Cooling Fans | Home Solutions

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

When I sit on the couch in the evening, it feels as if gale-force winds are blowing through... Read More »

Early Blooms in New England

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Native Plants The entry garden that graces Honey Sharp‘s restored 1789 farmhouse in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, showcases spring... Read More »

Easter Table Settings | Home Decor

Easter Table Settings | Home Decor

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Need some new ideas for Easter table settings? Here’s how to create simple yet elegant place settings and... Read More »

Easy Ways to Clean Shower Curtains

11 votes, 4.36 avg. rating (86% score)

Wash the Shower Curtain Squirting and scrubbing a filmy shower curtain can take a lot of time, but... Read More »

Eclectic Home Decor | Welcome Home

6 votes, 3.17 avg. rating (65% score)

A Belmont, Massachusetts, artist transforms her two-story condo into an eclectic home that’s perfect for family–and especially festive... Read More »

Energy Efficient: Vermont Five-Star Home

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

This brand-new house in Vermont has everything — a spacious kitchen with soapstone counters, a great room with... Read More »

Eric Holch |Open Studio

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Eric Holch, Nantucket’s best-known printmaker, captures a world of eternal summer. Nantucket weather catapults across the 30-mile stretch... Read More »

Erin Flett | Open Studio

Erin Flett | Open Studio

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Erin Flett, a Maine-based textile designer, creates her gorgeous prints with a view—literally—to New England’s great outdoors. Erin... Read More »

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Floral and plant motifs fill your home, thanks to Patricia Spratt’s fine table linens and accessories. Fabrics are... Read More »

Expert Home Advice | April 2016

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

House care answers from the largest heritage organization in the country. What is the best way to clean... Read More »

Expert Home Advice | Autumn 2015

2 votes, 2.50 avg. rating (59% score)

Expert house care advice from the oldest and largest heritage organization in the country. The clapboards on our... Read More »

Expert Home Advice | December 2015

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

If there’s no survey form on file, look to three separate strands of evidence: 1) documents, such as... Read More »

Expert Home Advice | February 2016

7 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Joe Cornish, Supervising Preservation Services Manager *  *  * Got a question about an old house you need... Read More »

Expert Home Advice | June 2016

8 votes, 3.62 avg. rating (73% score)

House care answers from the largest heritage organization in the country. My 18th-century house has a bake oven... Read More »

Expert Tips to Build a Compost Bin

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

Fred Davis knows the value of good compost. For 24 years, he and his wife, Linda, have owned... Read More »

Facts About Evergreen Trees

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Fresh Christmas trees are like sponges: Their moisture alone weighs more than the tree itself does when dry.... Read More »



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