Landscaping creates a bucolic setting for a mid-century modern house in Montgomery County

The Rydal house “had been waiting for me when I walked in the door,” owner Craig Wakefield said. “During that first visit, I was able to see the garden rooms that now can be seen from the house.”

Everything has its place — and that place is not the floor

Drawers, shelves, cabinets and closets are all storage spaces. Your floor is not.

Everything has its place — and that place is not the floor

Drawers, shelves, cabinets and closets are all storage spaces. Your floor is not.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to make your space brighter with mirrors

Even in dark rooms, mirrors create sparkle and flash to brighten decor and add interest.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to make your space brighter with mirrors

Even in dark rooms, mirrors create sparkle and flash to brighten decor and add interest.

A Center City house with ‘an oasis that is not visible to anyone passing by’

Once a “total mess,” the historic rowhouse’s yard has been redesigned with a potted garden and plunge pool. “When the weather gets nice, we live out here,” the homeowner says.

A Center City house with ‘an oasis that is not visible to anyone passing by’

Once a “total mess,” the historic rowhouse’s yard has been redesigned with a potted garden and plunge pool. “When the weather gets nice, we live out here,” the homeowner says.
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Why younger generations reject the perfect green lawns their fathers labored over

Instead of a beautifully mown lawn, this homeowner filled her yard with fruit trees, drought-tolerant perennials, and a hardscaped walkway that lets thyme and sedum sod grow between the pavers.

They retired in the Poconos house they had admired for years

The Solanos, who vacationed in the Poconos, had admired the stone house for almost 20 years. In 2006, they bought it from a friend.

Ask Jennifer Adams: Keep that new-house look for your own home every day

Wondering how to keep your new house clutter-free? Here are habits to keep things neat.

Tired of their dated bathrooms, homeowners spend an average $10,341 remodeling

Homeowners spend between $5,955 and $14,827 to update bathrooms, according to HomeAdvisor. Nearly half of master bathroom renovations include the layout, 62 percent include systems upgrades, and 47 percent modify walls, according to a Houzz study.

A Cape May Point property that melds past and present

"This place helps me. It has a soul that makes me feel safe and inspired. I don’t mind sharing that,” says homeowner Dave Clemans, who, with his wife, Christina, hosts community benefits in his studio and home.

With proper planning, selling a parent’s house can be a relatively painless process — or not

Family members consumed by grief may be unable to make decisions, letting homes that may have already languished fall further into disrepair. Siblings may harbor emotional attachments and have unrealistic expectations about the sale price.

June 21-27: In the garden, it’s time to...

If you missed the first planting or even the second entirely, there’s still time to get in a round in.

A townhouse in Washington Square West for a now-grown family

The Silvers “really like that within the city, we are central and can walk everywhere.”

Ask Jennifer Adams: What to do when your kitchen sink faces a wall

Are you sick of staring at a kitchen wall while doing your dishes? Here are Jennifer’s ideas on how to add light and a sense of space at your kitchen sink.

Total makeover saves a 79-year-old house in an ideal Main Line location

A local contractor told the new owners they “would be better off knocking the house down.” But the 4,300 square feet of space on more than an acre of land was just what their growing family needed.

Scenic wallpaper murals now more accessible than ever

Thanks to digital-printing technology that allows retailers to duplicate the look inexpensively, you no longer have to blow your entire decorating budget on a few pricey panels of chinoiserie.

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