Home & Garden

Welcome to the Garden of Visual Delight

You could call it a garden filled with art or a collection of exotic and rare species or a peaceful sanctuary filled with pleasing vistas, but Jill Nooney and Bob Munger call it home. They also call it Bedrock Gardens…

The House of the Future is Here

Two New Hampshire companies are pioneers in robotic and home automation technology. New Hampshire may be a small state, but two businesses, HomeSeer Technologies and Vgo Communications, can be credited with big innovations. With a robotic eye or a cell…

Holiday Color

It wasn’t all red and green when area designers tackled the friends of the nashua symphony’s holiday house tour 2008 — here are the detailsDesigner Marlene Bennett and florist David Picard created a classic but modern look for a 1902…

Wine Cellars Take Root

Not sure what to do with the basement - why not turn it into a wine lover's dream? As a child growing up in a vintage Victorian home, I remember cringing at the thought of going into the basement. Rusty…

Create Your Own Backyard Paradise

Relax all year round with beautiful and restorative outdoor spas.While some people may think of outdoor spas as a luxury they can't afford, others view it as a very practical investment. Right now some people are more than just moderately…

Design for Living

A Cape reproduction home does not have to look like it was decorated in the past. Here, the owner showcases her fabulous antiques in a neutral palette and carefully considered color scheme. Designer McMillan West knows that good design choices…

Artistic Kitchen and Bath

Forget the one-stop (and generic) shopping at the big-box home improvement stores. With a little extra effort you can adorn your kitchen and bath with local and artistic creations.The kitchen and bathroom are the two rooms of a home that…

Keep It Personal

Thinking of creating a stunning backyard garden? Lower the cost with these DIY project tips. Gardens can add style and value to a home, but they can also leave a large hole in your pocket. However, if you're willing to…

Staying Neutral

Sometimes the key to great design isn't found in bright color. At this year's York Show House, muted tones of gray and beige took center stage.Even expansive summer houses, it seems, deserve a conservative touch in times of fiscal frugality.…

Build Your Own Home

Think of it as a DIY project on a grand scale. A local New Hampshire company has everything you need to start building your own house, garage, barn, shed or cabin. Put on your tool belt and get ready to…