Q: I like the look of vintage tubs, sinks, and toilets and would prefer the real things to reproductions in my soon-to-be-redone bathroom. What should I know before I proceed?
Q: What are some good alternatives to regular grass for a lawn? We’re looking for something that can be walked and played on, and that requires little or no mowing.
Q: We’re not crazy about the way our large flat-screen TV dominates the wall in our living room. What can you suggest in the way of camouflage?
Q. I’m in the market for a stylish rocking chair. Is there such a thing?
Q. I’m ready to get serious about cleaning out my house and getting rid of stuff. Usually I just bring my overflow to the nearest thrift shop, but are there better options?
Q. We can’t decide what countertop material to use in our new kitchen, though we’re leaning toward stone. What are the pros and cons?
Q. I’m looking for the perfect reading lamp. What’s out there?
Q. I’m looking for a contemporary alternative to a sleeper sofa, something that can hide in plain sight.
Q. I live in a 750-square-foot condo with a fireplace that seems like an afterthought instead of a design focal point. My TV sits in a space over the fireplace, which looks strange to me, and the finishes on that wall are a downer. Ideas?
Q. Our 1920s bungalow has its original wooden sash windows that work with ropes, pulleys, and weights. The windows have been heavily painted; plus, some ropes are broken and the windows must be propped open.