The Billings Gazette - Home and Garden

Here's how to soundproof a room in your home

If you want to soundproof a room, there are multiple soundproofing strategies that can reduce vibrations, plug sound leaks and absorb noise. Read more


Wild birds need fuel for fall

Our travel plans may have changed, but some birds are moving out and some are staying. Many birds change their summer diet of insects and v… Read more


Ask the Builder: Dishwasher is clouding glasses. What to do?

Q: Tim, please help me. My husband and I are at odds as to what’s slowly ruining all of my wonderful clear glasses and heat-treated glass items in my kitchen. Each time I remove them from my dishwasher, they look worse. My husband states it’s just hard water. I tried soaking some of the ruined things in hot white vinegar, and there was no change. It’s got to be something else, but I can’t figure it out. Can you shed light on this? —Sandra P., Las Vegas Read more


Buying a property without an agent could cost you

Q: What do you think about buying a property without a buyer’s agent? What tips would you share for home buyers who do not want to use an agent? Read more


Resident seeks guidance on convincing board to open pool

Q: How do I get our homeowners association board to open up our building’s three pools, all of which have been closed since March due to the pandemic? The board members say they are concerned that if someone gets COVID-19, they will be sued and will have to pay a huge sum to settle the dispute. Read more


Everything you need to create your dream gallery wall

Many, many things have been written about how to create the perfect gallery wall. But we’re going to let you in on a little secret: There’s no such thing as the perfect gallery wall. Sure, there are general guidelines you can follow to help with the process, but don’t get too strung up on the rules. Consider these gentle suggestions instead. At the end of the day, you should love what’s on your walls, but these guidelines can help you build a gallery wall that’s beautiful, cohesive and works well with your space. Here are all of the tools, tips and advice you’ll need to create your dream gallery wall. Read more


Replace a deck railing

The railing around a deck can be a distinctive design detail or a practical addition that creates a secure enclosure and safe footing on the stairs. Before planning to replace a deck railing, check the local codes about its height and construction so that it meets local building code requirements. Read more


Weekly recap: Practical products to make your life easier

September 26 roundup of great finds online. Read more


Tired of cooking in your kitchen? 5 easy and cheap tips to organize and upgrade

If the novelty of home cooking has worn thin, consider a kitchen overhaul. Read more


Homes Recently Listed in the Billings Area

Find the newest listings on the real estate market in the Billings area. Read more

Third choice

Jump Power’s 6-Foot Rectangular Trampoline, starts at $450. Read more

Add major midcentury style

Ikea’s acacia wood and synthetic rope Brommo lounge chair not only adds high design to your outdoor space, it’s easy to fold up and put away. $59.99, Read more

Try eco-friendly, single-use bamboo

Bambu’s minimalist bamboo plates look great and make for easy cleanup. $11 for a pack of eight, Read more

Add big style to a small space

Ikea’s classic Tarno bistro table and two chairs add charm and a pop of color to your outdoor space. $49.99, Read more

Embrace summer’s tie-dye craze

Target’s blue and white melamine Shibori bowls blend tradition with trend. $2.99, Read more