Debbie Sklar

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Debbie L. Sklar is a seasoned journalist who grew up in Michigan but now resides in Southern California. She writes articles for numerous publications around the country ranging from homes and lifestyles to celebrity interviews. Debbie also spends a good portion of her time trying to figure out how renovate her home without spending a fortune all while keeping her Shih Tzu, Gabby, from getting caught up in the mess.

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MAY 30, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Top Tips for Adding a Garden Fountain

I don’t meditate and I don’t go for weekly massages to unwind. Years ago, I discovered something much more cost-effective to help me relax: fountains. Even as a condo dweller I enjoy a sm...

JANUARY 20, 2012 | FRIDAY
Viva La Outdoor Fireplace

It’s January and, while some of the country is buried in snow, people in more moderate climates are still enjoying the great outdoors (like we are in Southern California). The warm and su...

JANUARY 5, 2012 | THURSDAY
New Knobs Give Cabinets a Lift

One of the easiest ways to update your kitchen or bath cabinets—and add pizzaz—is to swap out the old hardware for new. You will have no problem finding an abundance of designs at retaile...

NOVEMBER 10, 2011 | THURSDAY
Pegboard: Still a Classic Storage Solution for Today

As a kid growing up, I remember visiting my grandparents’ house and heading straight for granddad’s garage. It was immaculate, had all kinds of fun stuff, and everything was ALWAYS in its...

OCTOBER 31, 2011 | MONDAY
Top Tips for Choosing a Rain Shower Head

I hate my shower! Well, actually, it’s my shower head that I don’t like. Granted, it's better than the standard fixture that most bathrooms come with, and it does offer a few water pr...

OCTOBER 21, 2011 | FRIDAY
Beat Those Laundry Room Blues

In between my rebellious college days and learning the difference between a Phillips- and flat-head screwdriver, I became my mother. I’m a "Felix," not an "Oscar. " I ...