Home & Garden

“The summer is when we see homeowners strategizing about how to keep their homes cool and comfortable while sticking to their household budgets,” said Michael Williford, HVAC service manager at Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. Courtesy photo.

7 ways to reduce energy bills during summer heat

With temperatures forecasted to run at least 2 degrees higher than historical averages across more than half the country, according to projections from AccuWeather, heat waves may lead to soaring

The Pantone 2024 color of the year is Peach Fizz. Pantone says “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body and soul.” Photo courtesy of Adobe.

2024 Trends in Home Decorating

With inflation raging and uncertainty ahead, the trends for home decorating in 2024 emphasize comfort and warmth, as well as recycle, renew, reuse.   The post-pandemic euphoria of being able to

Widespread superblooms do not occur annually, they are a rare phenomenon that usually happen only once every 10 to 15 years.

California’s Wonderful Wildflower Trails

A combination of several atmospheric rivers and Hurricane Hilary made 2023 one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history receiving 141% of its average annual rainfall. With the rain

“There’s a lot of misinformation about renovations, especially when it comes to bathrooms,” said Scott McGillivray, HGTV star. “A lot of people think a bathroom renovation means you have to gut the whole thing and start over. That is not true.”

Debunking Common Bathroom Remodeling Misconceptions

(Family Features) Many homeowners put off upgrading essential spaces like the bathroom because they perceive the hassle or expense outweighs the benefit. Common myths surrounding these projects keep many homeowners

Encourage vegetables to develop deep root systems with less frequent but deeper watering for a bounty of summer vegetables. PHOTO PIXABAY.

Get Ready for Spring Veggie Planting 

According to the calendar spring won’t arrive until March 19, but many Santa Clarita Valley gardeners are very anxious to start planning spring vegetable gardens.  However, John Windsor. a Certified

Moving into a new home offers an opportunity to create a space that reflects your family’s values, enhances comfort and is better for the environment.

Inspiring Ideas for Your New Home

(Family Features) Moving into a new home offers an opportunity to create a space that reflects your family’s values, enhances comfort and is better for the environment. Whether you’re shopping

Think Green … Doing Your Part 

It’s the new year and time to get serious about changing habits and self-improvement. One thing to consider in the new year is how your household can reduce sending any

Trendy Takes on Kitchen and Bath Design

Designing a new home, remodeling your own or simply rethinking aesthetics and decor all require a little imagination and a lot of inspiration. A quick online search brings up hundreds

Calming Color

An Inspiration for a comforting, relaxing home.  Updating your home can provide the perfect opportunity to explore new design styles or refresh living spaces with a new color scheme. In

Discover Your Dream Floor 

Planning a home renovation project? You may be feeling some excitement, anxiety or a thrilling mix of both. Of course, making changes to your home can be fun, but there

Pre-Winter Perennial Pruning Pointers 

Foliage and football might be two things people instantly associate with fall, but there’s more to this beloved season than brightly colored leaves and action on the gridiron.  Gardeners know

Where Do You Fall in these Gardening Trends 

As summer winds down and cooler temperatures emerge, it’s time to embrace the vibrant colors and bountiful rewards of fall gardening. What better time to dig into your gardening personality

Poking Holes in Plastic Recycling Myths 

With so many myths and misconceptions around recycling, odds are you could be doing better for yourself and the environment with a better understanding of what can and can not