Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Oklahoma City building permits for July 12

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City CGA Construction LLC, 16829 Little Leaf Lane, residence, erect, $452,000. Grapevine Homes LLC, 328 NW 154, residence, erect, $450,000. Dodson Custom Homes 1 LLC, 10517 Concord Drive, residence, erect, $370,100. The Roberts Group, 16405 Scotland Way, residence, erect,...

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Decorating from a Distance

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    So sight — and site — unseen, with no more than a handful of photos on a cellphone, I help them cobble together a look.

  • Ray Ridlen: It's almost time to plant fall vegetables

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    When selecting vegetables for fall plantings, choose varieties that have a short maturation period.

  • Smart Moves: How to plan as widow

    by Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Anyone who loses a spouse is well advised to wait for a time before making a major move.

  • The Listing of the Week: 4 Summit Road, Guthrie

    Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    The 3,506-square-foot home has three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, two living rooms, two dining rooms and an attached two-car garage.

  • Richard Mize: Do-it-yourself disposal swap left me drained

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jul 12, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize writes about his do-it-yourself disposal swap.

  • Beautiful Built-In Benches for Your Deck

    Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Whether your home already features an exterior deck or you are planning to build one, a built-in bench or two will add immensely to its beauty and usefulness. A built-in bench is a décor focal point that encourages family and guests to gather round. It gives off the message: “Sit down, relax and...

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Community briefs

  • What’s Your Ironing Personality? A Quiz

    Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Ironing is a subject that brings up an enormous split in attitudes. Some folks achieve a Zen-like state of tranquility at the ironing board steaming their wrinkles away. Others would rather crouch on hands and knees scrubbing the bathroom floor with a toothbrush. How do you relate to this...

  • 9 DIY Accent Wall Updates

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Back in that misty time between the era of avocado refrigerators and Corian countertops, the accent wall was born. When showing up at work wearing mismatched earrings was trendy rather than a sign that you'd overslept and gotten dressed in a tearing hurry, it was considered the height of style...

  • Should You Swap Your Tub for a Shower?

    Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Showers are big bathroom news right now. Up-to-the-minute features such as stone wall tiles, pebble floors, rain showerheads, body sprayers or no-threshold showers are making this often-neglected little room into an exciting décor statement. Decorators recommend imbuing the bathroom with a...

  • OKC Beautiful: Consider verbena to fill bare areas

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Both perennial and annual verbena do great in Oklahoma City. They provide an array of beautiful colors during spring and summer. With just a little extra care now, they will provide that same great color until it gets cold again. Here are the late Loretta Aaron’s thoughts on the verbena and...

  • At Home with Marni Jameson: Get ready for gold rush

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Move over tight-fisted silver and poor-cousin nickel. We’re having a gold rush. It’s back with a fervor, and looking lavish.

  • Improving Your Home: Replacement best way to handle cracked concrete slab

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Q: Our house is only 4 years old. Within months of closing our builder went under, so we have no warranty. Also within months, our covered back porch started to crack. The crack now extends all the way across — about 25 feet — and several additional cracks are starting to appear. Although my...

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for July 5

    Published: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

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