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Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Tip of the WeekThe longer days and warmer weather make summer the ideal season to complete a home improvement project. While the season lasts, consider tackling these remodeling jobs:Outdoor kitchen - An outdoor kitchen can add value to the home as well as decrease the homeowner’s utility costs. These additions can be tailored to the homeowner’s preferences by equipping the station with appliances well beyond the basic grill including sink, refrigerator and dishwasher.

Updated Jul 9, 2014 at 9:55 AM

A fence can be installed for a number of reasons – privacy, security, decoration, noise reduction or keeping livestock in and unwanted visitors out. From simple mud walls to high-tech virtual barriers, various forms of fencing are used by people of...

Updated Jul 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Reader Question: We found a home we want to make an offer on and our agent wants us to use a home inspector that is on their “team.” The agent believes the “team inspector” is the only good inspector in town. We have heard differently. Being we did...

Posted Jul 8, 2014 at 1:46 PM

As the season progresses, we like seeing what's in bloom or getting ripe in your garden. To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net  , post to us at 410 S. Liberty...

Posted Jul 8, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekSome home improvement projects have overlapping job requirements, making them a natural fit for handling at the same time to save time and labor costs. Here are two examples of projects best done together:

Posted Jul 3, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Chuck Harding sent in a photo of his fairy garden and said it's "in an antique ironwheel wheelbarrow. The three fairies around the pool near the garden are watching three bunnies and a couple gnomes on a path to their house."Do...

Updated Jul 2, 2014 at 10:22 AM

By Laura Firszt, Networx

Posted Jul 2, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Reader question: If you make a full price offer on a property, can the seller come back for $6,000 more than the listing? Isn’t a listing a good faith agreement to sell for that price? Mike C.

Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Irene Baltrusaitis of Independence says, "This tomato makes me laugh every time I water! It's like it is saying 'Go ahead... just try to pick me!'"To share your favorite photos, email to sheila.davis@examiner.net , post to us at...

Posted Jul 1, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Tip of the WeekPerform some magic in your own home with these tips to fool the eyes and transform small, drab spaces into ones that will astound and amaze.

Posted Jun 28, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Mid-summer nights dream? For me it is the sound of a chorus of crickets softly chirping through the night. There are few better natural sounds in life. I simply love sleeping with the windows open and falling asleep to their melody.What do...

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