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Happy home will improve well-being

A happy home should be full of things that bring joy and fond memories, according to Rebecca West, CEO of Seriously Happy Homes. She led “How to Design a Happy Home” webinar at Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market takes critical steps forward

The April 11-15 Las Vegas Market was originally slated for January, but due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was pushed to spring. Under the “Together Safely” program, management has instituted protocols that align with state and federal best practices to minimize COVID-19 spread.

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Warmer weather in Las Vegas a boon to outdoor living

Outdoor living is so popular throughout Southern Nevada that the lines between it and indoor living have become blurred. Outdoor furniture designs are similar to indoor furniture, which helps maintain a consistent look as courtyards are often visible from inside the home. The material for outdoor furniture features sun-proof fabrics that don’t bleach or fade, along with furniture that is heavier so it isn’t pushed around by the wind.

Patching wallpaper comes out looking like afterthought

Q: We were moving into our house over the weekend and while moving a large dresser, we gouged the wallpaper and tore a piece out of it. We found a roll of wallpaper left by the previous owners, but we need to know exactly how to patch the damaged area. Any advice?

Planting season in Las Vegas starts with arrival of spring

The final frost in Southern Nevada usually occurs around mid-March. Therefore, one can assume that the best time to plant is when the soil has warmed.

African sumacs sometimes grow shoots from epicormic buds

Lumps or bumps on the trunk are probably epicormic nodules, places on the trunk covered by thin bark that have a cluster of buds under it. These buds will sometimes grow into shoots. On some trees removing these shoots as soon as they are seen may cause these nodules to stop producing shoots or fewer of them.

Bending wood defies laws of nature but can be done

Q: I have a corner in a home office where I want to build a corner cabinet. The question is how to make the front of the cabinet round so that the radius of the front goes from one wall to the other. Also, I haven’t decided if I want to paint it or have it stained so the wood shows through. How can I make the front of the cabinet rounded?

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