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National Ledger - Home DIY - How to Replace Your Old Kitchen Range Hood

Home DIY - How to Replace Your Old Kitchen Range Hood

Dear James: I seldom use my old noisy range hood. I thought about making a new one from decorative wood myself. Does this make sense or should I buy a standard metal one...

National Ledger - Getting Ready for Spring Use of Outdoor Spaces

Getting Ready for Spring Use of Outdoor Spaces

Want to shake the winter doldrums? With rain and snow sticking around, anticipating how you might invigorate outdoor areas for warmer weather could be good for both your spirit and creativity..

National Ledger - Siblings Disagree over Selling Inherited Lake House

Siblings Disagree over Selling Inherited Lake House

Dear Edith: Six siblings inherited a lake house in 1986. It has been enjoyed by all families for years. However, now there is a need for extensive improvements. No one wants to put the money...

National Ledger - Grass Seed Mixtures - A Greener View

Grass Seed Mixtures - A Greener View

Q: I have a question regarding grass seed. I've heard that a bag containing various grass species is called a mixture, which would likely work best for most average lawns with various conditions...

National Ledger - Gold-Digging Wives and Social Security

Gold-Digging Wives and Social Security

After I published a recent column discussing possible Social Security reforms, lots of people wrote to tell me that no changes would be needed to the system if benefits were paid only to people...

National Ledger - 2017 Volvo S90 AWD Inscription: First-Class Cabin With Bewildering Pilot Assist

2017 Volvo S90 AWD Inscription: First-Class Cabin With Bewildering Pilot Assist

Volvo is moving boldly into the great unknown of semi-autonomous driving, with its large S90 sedan (and upcoming V90 wagon). But is it moving too quickly with its driving aids....

National Ledger - Lasting Beauty - Forever Architecture

Lasting Beauty - Forever Architecture

The lasting beauty of a house resides, in large part, in the expressiveness of its materials. The honesty of its textures and its natural imperfections are an authentic treasure that gets better...

National Ledger - Home DIY Project - Install a Louder Doorbell Chime

Home DIY Project - Install a Louder Doorbell Chime

Dear James: Now that I am getting older and have to play the TV louder, I have trouble hearing the doorbell. Can I install a new louder one myself? I'm not an electrician...



 

 

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