Can You Put Fine China in the Dishwasher?

Hand washing is always the safest option for cleaning fine china, although some china may be washed in a dishwasher on a gentle cycle with a mild detergent. If the china is old, antique or particularly valuable value to you, hand wash it to prevent scratches or damage to good Read More

Visit a California Hillside House Rooted in Nature

This stunning hillside home in Kentfield, California, by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects is a study in what I would call “dynamic resistance” It occupies a narrow seat on a steep oak-studded slope with spectacular views west and south toward Mount Tamalpais and San Francisco Bay and manages to feel both Read More

9 Fixing Projects for Lazy Summer Days

Take advantage of additional free time during summer time staycation or long weekend to whip up one of those colorful, catchy jobs for the home. By DIY background and spray paint artwork to giant washi tape for your walls, these nine projects spied around are sure to get your wheels Read More

Get a Tropical Splash With a Bird's Nest Fern

Bird’s nest ferns have lower humidity requirements than many ferns, grow best in low or moderate indirect light, and may even tolerate modest pots and dirt that has been allowed to dry out. Place one where its broad, sword-shaped leaves may capture filtered sun for a gorgeous tropical accent in Read More

Catch a Splash of Ocean Blue This Summer

There aren’t any colours more calming than sea colors — turquoise, aqua, Aegean and cobalt, to mention a couple. I am drawn to these colours in my own house and notice that I feel good when I wear these colours. Perhaps it is my astrological water sign which makes me Read More

11 Outstanding Playhouses That Dream Big

Sliding barn doors, green walls, a loft area and slides are often on the want lists of aligning homeowners. But they’re also trending in 11 custom-designed playhouses from this year’s Dreams Happen occasion, a biennial auction and fundraiser benefitting Rebuilding Together Peninsula. Using donated materials from local companies, San Francisco Read More

Get Steamy at the Shower for Spa Time at Home

Once you’ve picked your steam shower’s tile and decided on the shower’s area and dimensions, it’s time to start building. Understanding a steam shower’s key components, prices and materials will ensure the outcome you want. What’s perfect for your house may not always be expected by code. Talk with your Read More