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.

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.

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.

A grand estate in Gladwyne will be redeveloped: A residential village or a 170-bed retirement home?

In Bob Burch’s ideal world, the acreage would stay mostly preserved, he said, with 31 spectacular cottages forming a residential village in sync with the French Normandy style of the 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home, once owned by an heir to Campbell Soup.

A grand estate in Gladwyne will be redeveloped: A residential village or a 170-bed retirement home?

In Bob Burch’s ideal world, the acreage would stay mostly preserved, he said, with 31 spectacular cottages forming a residential village in sync with the French Normandy style of the 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home, once owned by an heir to Campbell Soup.
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An Arts and Crafts home with the ‘wow’ factor in Wyncote

The Montgomery County house was in move-in condition, including central air conditioning, which allowed the new owners to concentrate their attention and checkbook on furnishings in keeping with the period.

How ‘Scary Mommy’ blogger Jill Smokler started over with a mid-century modern home renovation

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Ask Jennifer Adams: Refinish that ugly old fiberglass tub for a beautiful new bathroom for less than replacing it!

Fiberglass is a durable material that can be easily repaired, so if your tub and shower are in good shape, consider having it refinished.

A family rowhouse full of fun and color in Fishtown

The couple’s decorating goal was to “make the eye wander and see something interesting and different,” Anessa Foxwell said. “Friends will come over and try to count all the foxes” — a play on their last name.

The household items everyone should have before turning 30

Don't chintz on items like a mattress or vacuum cleaner. Buy household furnishings, tools and utensils that will last.

US new-home sales fell 6.9% in April

US new-home sales slumped 6.9% in April; sales of homes deemed affordable for middle class source of decline.

Ask Jennifer Adams: What’s the best way to keep your house cool during the summer?

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An Ocean City dream home that’s ‘close to everything’

“The kids can bike anywhere on the island," says home owner Heather Decosta. "You’re at the beach in two minutes, and we’re close to the school and sports fields.”

For this family, staying put and adding on made more sense than moving

The Coe family loved their Montgomery County neighborhood, but their ranch-style house was tight for dining and entertaining.

On the market: 129-year-old Colonial in South Jersey for $169,900

“The house was just the right size for what I needed, and for the size project I was looking for,” says the homeowner, who renovated the home, built in 1890.

May 10-16: In the garden, it’s time to...

Run out and find one of those ephemeral spring apparitions called a plant tent and get some beautiful flowers for Mom.

Ask Jennifer Adams: How to pick the right white paint?

Wondering which white is right to paint over other colors? Do you need a primer coat?

A new chapter in life as renters in Philly’s Old City neighborhood

The couple purged a lot of belongings when they moved from a 4,500-square-foot house in Bucks County to a 1,100-square-foot apartment in Philadelphia. They kept only what they need and love.

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