Space It Up!

Space It Up! highlights a different topic each month related to home improvement for both owners and/or renters in relation to mountain living. This can include home improvement projects, lawn/garden care, storage, home aesthetics, etc.

Germinating Success

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Eric Larusson from the Villager Nursery in Truckee shares his tried-and-true tips for starting seeds indoors so you can get a jump on our region’s notably short growing season.

Breaking Bad

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The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe offers simple suggestions for correcting your pet’s bad habits.

Dodging the Draft

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DIY energy audits can help improve wintertime energy efficiency.

Slow an’ Easy

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The keys to safely driving in snow country? Slow down and be prepared.

Mythbusters, Plumbing Edition

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Antifreeze helps your car’s fluids from freezing … does it work for your household pipes, too?

Time for a Clean Sweep

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Are your chimney and fireplace or wood-burning stove in safe operating condition?

Furniture Freegans Unite

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How I became a furniture freegan and decorated my whole house for a whopping $0.

Under Attack

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It’s that time of year again — summer heat starts to fade away and the yellow jackets come out to play … dirty. Why do they get so aggressive? The answer is pretty simple.

Going Au Naturel

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Chemical-free cleaning is easier and more effective than you might think. Try these items that you probably already have on hand.

Yard Duty

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Make the most of your time at home — get a jump on defensible space by ridding your yard of pine needles and other potentially hazardous debris.