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Building & Design

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Design for ultimate light

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Preventing mold from taking hold

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What to consider before choosing light fixtures

At-home getaways
Special spaces that make every day a vacation day

Call a member
How professional association members can help ensure the success of your project

Expert advice
How to shop for kitchen appliances

Grand openings
Make a good first impression with entry doors

Home facelifts
Advice for planning the exterior home remodel

In-floor heating
Is it reliable & affordable?

LED lighting
What you should know

Living laboratory
UAF’s dorms: A testing ground for affordable, energy-saving technologies

Living small and smart
Savvy solutions save space in homes big and small

Make space for storage
Plan for storage today to save money tomorrow

Pet projects
Smart ideas for making your home pet-friendly

Raising the roof
How to choose the right roof for your home

Remodeling or building?
Breather easier with less toxic materials

Toss-the-tub transformations
Goodbye, tub, hello modern, spa-like shower

What's red hot in green?
Alaska's experts weigh in on the latest in green building

Window shopping
Find the best window glass and frames for your home

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Products & Materials

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Flooring for fido

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What to consider before choosing light fixtures

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Windows: A cure for condensation

Backsplash beauties
From metal to glass, kitchen backsplash ideas to inspire you

Burning desire
Update your home with one of these
no-fuss fireplaces

Choosing a countertop
Local design and countertop pros lay it
all out for us

Curious about quartz

Expert advice
How to shop for kitchen appliances

Fabulous fixtures
In the bathroom, surround yourself with a sense of luxury

Fashion floor-ward
New carpeting trends to suit your style
- and lifestyle

Go ahead and stair!
Good design and interesting materials
equal good-looking stairways

Grand openings
Make a good first impression with entry doors

In-floor heating
Is it reliable & affordable?

Kitchen and bath products
The lastest products for 3 of the most popular kitchen and bath styles

LED lighting
What you should know

Luxurious laminate
An upscale look in flooring without the
upscale cost

New & notable
Smart & stylish products for the home

On solid ground
Concrete flooring breaks new ground in
home interior design

Raising the roof
How to choose the right roof for your home

Safe and secure
New technologies in home security

Shopping for eco-friendly flooring?
Before you buy, check out these gorgeous green options

Small wonders
Simple, affordable ways to glitz up cabinetry

Taking the Right Precautions for a Family Member with Dementia
Modifications help create a home environment that’s safe and supportive

The scoop on septic
A happy septic system is a happy home

Tile trends
You can't break the tiles but you can break the rules

Up on a pedestal
Make a big statement in a little space

Vinyl in vogue
Luxury vinyl offers an affordable but elegant flooring option

What's hot in ovens
Discover high-tech features to suit your way of cooking and living

Window shopping
Find the best window glass and frames for your home

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Remodeling & Restoration

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Buying a foreclosure

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Choosing a contractor

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Decor for the seasons

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Home heating: How to save money

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Kitchen remodeling: Getting a return on your investment

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Making a small bath feel larger

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Preventing mold from taking hold

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Remodeling right

Choosing a countertop
Local design and countertop pros lay it
all out for us

Dealing with disaster
Master disaster with home restoration tips from local experts

Exterior motives
Quick and cost-effective tips for increasing curb appeal

Fabulously faux
The endless possibilities for interior finishes

Garage makeover
From big mess to best dressed

Give your bathroom the spa treatment
The perfect escape as close as your master bathroom

Grey is the new green
New concepts for recycling grey water

Green remodeling
Eco-smart ideas for your next project

Greening your kitchen
Ready to remodel? There are more 'green' options than ever before

How to finance a remodeling project
Check out the many ways to pay for that home makeover

Illuminating ideas
The right lamp can make all the difference in how a room looks and feels

In-floor heating
Is it reliable & affordable?

Kitchen design dos and don’ts
How to create a well-designed space – and avoid pitfalls along the way

LED lighting
What you should know

Luxe laundry rooms
Putting a new spin on an old chore

Moisture mayhem
Stop mold growth before it starts by learning to manage moisture

Remodeling done right
Avoid these common remodeling pitfalls

Remodeling or building?
Breather easier with less toxic materials

Sealing up the shell
Is your home wasting energy - and your money?

Something in the air
Experts clear the air on how to prevent indoor air pollution

Taking the Right Precautions for a Family Member with Dementia
Modifications help create a home environment that’s safe and supportive

Toss-the-tub transformations
Goodbye, tub, hello modern, spa-like shower

Tween-teen bedroom makeover
Let your child inspire you for a happy
room re-do

Warming up to winter
Big and small ways for saving energy and money this winter

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Furnishing & Decor

Alaska-made gift guide
Need some gift-giving inspiration? Think local!

Artist profiles
Get to know your local artists

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Making a small space feel spacious

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The art of hanging wall art

Bringing in the pros
How interior designers help simplify a game plan

Child's play
A guest room turns into a paradise for kids - playhouse included

Cleaning the house with houseplants
The best plants for purifying indoor air

Clear the clutter
5 steps to garage nirvana

“Chill out” colors are the hot picks for 2016

Connecting with color
Local pros share their tips and secrets for making interior paint colors flow from room to room

Cut clutter
Zen and the art of home organization

Deck the walls with sconces
Transform areas from lackluster to glowing with life

Decorating & design
Styling secrets from the experts

For the love of antiques
Fallen for an older armoire? Get some relationship advice.

Home office makeover
Create a space that's more 'home' and less 'office'

In living color
Local design professionals make color work for you

Take the Floor
Shed some light with fabulous floor lamps

The treasure hunter
Duane Hill shares the journey and joy of
collecting antiques

Small space, big style
Creative and stylish solutions for those small living spaces

A summer wardrobe for your home
It's time to lighten and brighten those interior spaces

Tween-teen bedroom makeover
Let your child inspire you for a happy
room re-do

Uplifting ideas
Home design strategies for beating the winter blues

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Financing & Real Estate

Costly home-selling mistakes
Increase your chances of getting top dollar for your home

Creating neighborhood harmony
Be a good neighbor, get a good neighbor

Deliberate design
To build or not to build?

Homeowners insurance
Playing it safe can cut your costs

Investing in Alaska's real estate
Tips for successful long-term investments

Know before you buy
Seven tips for the savvy homebuyer

Make the cut
Give your home's utility bills a makeover with these energy- and money-saving tips

Out of town oasis
Setting your sights on a second home

Real estate myths - debunked
The pros help separate fact from fiction

Resale re-dos
Make the sale with easy, affordable upgrades

Staging for a speedy sale
Attract buyers with these expert home staging tips

Too much, too little or just right?
Avoiding costly homeowner's insurance mistakes

Your best move
Stress- and cost-reducing strategies for relocating

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Food & Drink

Alaska flavor
Celebrating the local food scene with locally grown recipes

Alaska-made gift guide
Need some gift-giving inspiration? Think local!

Baked Alaska
Enjoy this classic Baked Alaska recipe for one

Brew and barbecue
Don’t just drink the beer; add it to sauces, marinades and more

Cheese + honey
Plus, six other inspired cheese-and-sweet pairings

Deck the Halls with Ugly Sweaters
Host an ugly holiday sweater party

Fall feasting
Celebrate the changing seasons with a fall harvest dinner party

Chill chasers
Hot drinks to warm your spirit, welcome guests

The great pumpkin
Inventive recipes showcasing the pumpkin’s versatility

Holiday cheers
Celebrate the fall harvest with the perfect holiday wine

Homegrown Thanksgiving
With a bit of planning and flexibility, you can produce a fabulous feast made of locally grown foods

In the kitchen with...
Get to know your local chefs

Making spirits bright
'Tis the season for festive holiday cocktails

One-bite wonders
Kick off the party in style with these tasty appetizers

The proof is in the tasting
How a wine glass can make your wine taste better

The perfect pair
A guide for pairing wine or beer with cheese

Recipe index
Local chefs share some of their
favorite recipes

Sensational sides
Local chefs share delicious recipes for that holiday table

Spice up the holiday season
New twists on comforting classics

Summer celebrations
Melt those memories of snow and ice by celebrating summer in style

Summer grill party
Recipes for a scrumptious shindig

Throw a stress-free party
Avoid chaos and panic with these easy planning tips

Uncorked
An interview with wine expert Kathy Lavelle

Wonderful watermelon
6 delicious ways to serve up summer's
favorite fruit

The wines of summer
What to sip - from sparkling wines to light fruity reds

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Outdoor Living

An Alaska gardener's fall checklist
Get your garden all tucked up and ready for winter

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Deck materials: pros & cons

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The dirt on soil

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Gardening with allergies

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How to have pest-free parties

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Landscaping: Small budget, big results

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Planting bulbs for a spring showing

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Roofs and snow loads

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Secrets to a lush lawn

Beautiful blooms - all winter!
Plan to grow your favorite flowers indoors this winter

Bleeding hearts
A favorite flower among hopeless romantics

Blooms among the thorns
Tips on rose gardening in Alaska

Brilliant outdoor lighting ideas
Cast your home in its best possible light

Bullet-proof plants
No time or green thumb to tend the garden? No problem

Caring for trees
Think well-maintained trees - from pruning to pest control

Dazzled by dahlias
Easygoing and gorgeous, these blooms are worth embracing

Decked out
Create a trendy and functional outdoor space

Designing landscapes
Make your landscape a space that reflects you

Don't eat the daffodils!
Poison proof your garden with pet friendly plants

Escape with hardscapes
Transform outdoor living spaces with defining elements

Exterior motives
Quick and cost-effective tips for increasing curb appeal

Green spaces
When nature and houses can make good neighbors

Grow better
Tips for a beautiful and low-maintenance garden

Growing primroses in Alaska
They're hardy, beautiful and easy to grow

Hardscapes
Let your imagination go beyond the soft green stuff

In praise of peonies
An old-fashioned favorite comes on strong in Alaska

Keep your garden safe for pets
Tips and tactics for healthy pets and garden

Lovely lilacs
An old-fashioned favorite makes gardeners swoon

Mad about mulch
An easy way to keep your landscape in tip-top shape

No-fuss flowers
Create a fabulous garden display - minus the fuss

Outdoor entertaining heats up
What's hot in outdoor fireplaces and firepits

Petscaping 101
Don't let your garden go to the dogs

Planning your perennials
An Alaskan buyer's guide to varieties and garden planning

Pooch wise planting

Room with a view
Extend your home's living space with an outdoor room

Summer outdoor maintenance checklist
Keep your home's exterior in great shape with regular check-ups

The grass is always greener...
Creating an eco-friendly yard and landscape

Vegetable all-stars
Produce a successful harvest with these top picks from the pros

Whimsical water features
Sprinkle some style into your landscape

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OTHER

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Noisy neighbors

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What to know about CO

Special Home Show Section
Show highlights and hot products and trends from the vendors