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Ask the Expert: Arturo Martinez on Solar Water Heating

We asked Arturo Martinez, customer communications specialist at Southern California Gas Company, for his expert advice on solar energy and how it can be used in your home.

Ask the Expert: Pam Burke on designing your outdoor living space

We asked Pam Burke, seasonal and holiday merchant for Orchard Supply Hardware, for her expert advice on designing and updating your outdoor living spaces. I moved from where it’s always sunny to where it’s windy and rains quite a bit. My wood furniture just isn’t going to cut it. What type of material should I purchase? –Mallory Shreff, Portland, OR Aluminum […]

Ask the Expert: Gina Wicker on choosing fabrics for your home

We asked Gina Wicker, design and creative director for Sunbrella, for her expert advice on picking the right fabrics for your outdoor and indoor spaces. I have outdoor fabric on all my furniture outside. Every summer, at least one gets a large “gift” from a bird flying overhead. What’s the best way to clean this cushion? Will washing one and […]

Ask the Expert: Sarah Lograsso on using stone in your home

We asked Sarah Lograsso, marketing manager for Eldorado Stone, for her expert advice on using stone inside and outside your home. It’s time to invest in a fire pit. We want it to complement our surroundings and provide lots of warmth for our chilly winters. What is the newest trend for stone fire pits? –Dana Fahey, Marin, CA There is […]