Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • 'History Never Dies' is family festival theme at Guthrie museum

    From Staff Reports | Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    “History Never Dies” is planned for Saturday night at the Oklahoma Territorial Museum in Guthrie.

  • Green Clean Upholstery with These Natural Techniques

    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    Environmental awareness starts at home. Keep your house or apartment a hazardous-chemical-free zone; replace commercial upholstery cleaning products with eco-friendly versions based on easily obtainable, pure, non-toxic ingredients. This will improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergic...

  • Improving Your Home: Air compressors are a great DIY tool

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    If you're shopping for your first compressor, here a few things you might want to take into consideration, along with a few tool tips.

  • Metro achievers

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Metro achievers

  • Oklahoma City featured in recent 'House Hunters' episode

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Oklahoma City mortgage loan officer Dominic Dangora’s options — an Edmond fixer-upper, a Quail Creek family home and a downtown Oklahoma City loft — were given full coverage by the show’s crew, as was Edmond’s Cafe Evoke, Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar in Bricktown and other local hot spots.

  • Oklahoma City Home and Garden notes for Oct. 18

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    CALENDAR For more information, call the phone number or use the e-mail address provided. To submit items, call Melissa Howell at 475-3770 or send e-mail to mhowell@opubco.com. Reference “Home and garden calendar.” Please submit items at least 10 days before publication. MEETINGS OKLAHOMA...

  • Five kitchens to be featured Sunday on Nichols Hills tour

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The 23rd annual tour, presented by the Oklahoma County Medical Society Alliance, will showcase five kitchens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will include a Starbucks coffee bar, raffles and cooking demonstrations.

  • The Nation's Housing Column: FHA to quit financing short-term house flips

    By KENNETH R. HARNEY | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Whether fix-up investors like it or not, FHA seems dead set on reverting to its prebust flipping restrictions. Financing will still be available, but selling prices of the end product — rehabbed houses for moderate-income buyers — are almost certain to be more expensive.

  • Ray Ridlen: The Fab Four of Home Invaders

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    As the days grow shorter and the nights colder, a certain cadre of insects slowly and methodically makes its way to our houses. These insects spend the winter as adults, and it is critical to their well-being that their little bodies don’t freeze. This is called overwintering. They gravitate...

  • Oklahoma City housing market steals the show on HGTV's 'House Hunters'

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    The show gives numbers and market context, and more positive exposure for the city, in a fun way.

  • The House Detective: Home inspector didn't disclose leaky roof

    By Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: Before I bought my house, several friends said, “Don’t buy a place with a flat roof. You’ll have leaks.” But I didn’t listen. I figured that a home inspector would let me know if the roof was OK. Well I hired a home inspector, he said the roof was OK, but one month after moving in,...

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: History as told by the chair

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Author Christophe Pourny said, “Over the centuries, furniture has evolved from the simple archetypal forms addressing only the most bare-bones needs to increasingly decorative pieces that reflected shifting political powers and tastes of sovereigns, to the domestication and eventual...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Community briefs

  • 10 Questions and Answers about Terracotta

    Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Terracotta is gorgeous, earthy, and green. A richly colored ceramic, it is used for many diverse purposes in house and home, including plumbing pipes; bricks and pavers; floor, roofing, and counter tiles; dishes; sculptures; planters; and vases. Learn more about this amazing building and...

  • Save Money with These Subs for Expensive Ingredients

    Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Reducing your weekly grocery bill is not simply a matter of spending less. You also need to cook smart to get the most for your money while producing meals the whole family will enjoy. When ingredient prices are higher than the New York City roof of One World Trade Center (tallest building in...