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Our 4 Most Popular Home Renovation Stories of the Past Year

FROM A BUNGALOW in Oaklawn Park to a Cornelius lake house, we've featured several major renovations over the past year that have stirred conversation. Below, we’re looking at four of the most popular of those feature stories on regional homes. Michael…

Recipe: A Fall Salad from Chef Alyssa

Vegetable-based entrées are growing in popularity, especially in fall when produce like eggplant and squash are in season. Enjoy this healthy and colorful salad that’s hearty enough to serve for dinner.    Roasted Eggplant Salad with Yogurt Dressing Serves: 4…

Room We Love: A Secret Hideaway in Dilworth

Built in 2016 by Ram Design Build, this 6,000-square-foot craftsman-style home in Dilworth has plenty of space for a growing family. The homeowners wanted a room where “the kids can be wide open and have fun,” says designer Hadley Quisenberry…

Troutman Chair Company Keeps Front-Porch Tradition Alive

FURNITURE MANUFACTURING, once a leading industry and cultural mainstay in North Carolina, is becoming a lost craft. Since 1990, 60 percent of the state’s furniture-making jobs have left for factories in Asia, drawn to their lower material and labor costs.…

Rain Gardens Are Both Pretty and Practical

IF APRIL SHOWERS LEAVE puddles on the lawn, a rain garden could be the answer.  “Water that runs off impervious surfaces like roofs and driveways carries pollutants that end up going into the storm water system,” explains Paula Gross, adjunct…

Room We Love: Relaxed Vibes in a Dilworth Cottage

AFTER MOVING into a Dilworth cottage, Liz and Christopher Leonard weren’t sure how to use the finishes the previous owners had left behind. Dealing with a “beige-on-beige” space with a confusing layout, the family called on Berkeley Minkhorst and Kelley…