Oklahoma Home and Garden News and Features

  • Presenting Scrubba, the Portable Washing Machine

    Updated: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    If you’re a traveler, student or frequent mover, you may already be familiar with the plethora of so-called portable washing machines on the market. Most of these run on electricity and are geared toward apartment dwellers. Even those powered by a hand crank or foot pedal are basically rigid...

  • Dazzling DIY Countertop Transformations

    Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    After cabinets, countertops are the main focal point of your kitchen. Besides serving as an essential work surface, your counters set a mood and express your character. Do you prefer the rustic country look of wood or go for sleek Los Angeles style tile? Whatever your countertop personality,...

  • Feed The Children launches new logo and vision and introduces new food programs for Oklahoma City and New Orleans

    By Carla Hinton, Religion Editor | Updated: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Kevin Hagan, chief executive officer of Feed The Children, said the Oklahoma City-based relief organization has been working for two years to “rebrand” and “revision” how it seeks to reduce food insecurity in America and around the world.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for June 17

    Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs for June 17, 2014

  • Mark Dale dies after helping shape two sets of Oklahoma City home builders, 20 years apart

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Dale, 63, owner of Carriage Homes, died Saturday after a bout with cancer. He was a former president of the Oklahoma State Home Builders Association and two-time former president of the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

  • 10 Ways to Stay Cool While Out and About on Summer Days

    Updated: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    Summer’s here and the temperature is rising. On scorching dry days, you may be very tempted to stay home with the shades drawn, huddled next to your air conditioner or fan. But, like it or not, you're going to have to go out some time. Why not try a few of these refreshing tips to stay...

  • Your Checklist for an Eco-Friendly Laundry Room

    Updated: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    When you head to your laundry room, you may think you’re just doing the wash. In reality, though, the home laundry room is much more ... a place where you can make a positive difference to the environment. Your laundry can become more environmentally friendly based on the amount of energy and...

  • Ray Ridlen: Dealing with abiotic diseases of tomatoes

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    While tomatoes are easy to grow, insects and diseases can damage plants and reduce crop yields. Environmental stresses can cause additional problems. Physiological disorders of tomatoes include blossom end rot, fruit cracking and sunscald. Blossom end rot Blossom end rot is a common problem...

  • Richard Mize: Deal killer? An inspector weighs in

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Here’s the fourth and final (?) installment of a series that started with my musing over the ups and downs of “deal breaker” and “deal killer” home inspectors, and misunderstandings and disagreements between inspectors and Realtors. Jack L. Werner of A to Z Inspections, 3625 N...

  • Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for June 21

    Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Oklahoma City area home and garden notes for June 21.

  • Oklahoma City Metro Technology Center student learns about floral industry

    By Billie Smith, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Jacqueline Sanchez gained valuable experience by working for a flower shop during the Mother’s Day rush.

  • Marni Jameson: Love wood floors but not the cost?

    By Marni Jameson | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Unlike wall color, tile, carpet, windows, cabinets, or any other home finishing or furnishing choice that is easy to blow, you can’t miss if you choose wood floors.

  • Improving Your Home: Tracking down the perfect gift for dad

    By Paul Bianchina | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    These items can be found at most home centers, hardware stores and other retailers, as well as online.

  • Listing of the Week: 1101 Olde Bridge Road, Edmond

    Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    The 3,508-square-foot home has four bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, three living rooms, two dining areas and an attached side-entry two-car garage.

  • Couple offer charitable contribution to market secluded home east of Edmond

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014

    Tom and Lisa Price are using an “I win/you win” philosophy to market the more than 7,600-square-foot house in the Sugar Hill addition, which they built in 2007.