Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - When it comes to home decor, leading designers say it’s all about style fusion and natural materials. Also in are recycling and retro decor ideas, says HGTV star Vern Yip, a champion of eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Good news for homeowners trying to choose among beauty, function and responsible sourcing when it comes to flooring: As famed architect and designer Vern Yip points out, you can now get all three-with cork. A longtime champion of sustainable design, the HGTV star is constantly looking for eco-friendly materials with a fashion-forward appeal that can adapt to just about any taste.

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - There’s good news for homeowners who want to protect their family and property from the damage and discomfort that can be caused by a power outage.

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - How well your outdoor power equipment works the next time you need it could depend on how you winterize and store it. Here are hints that can help:

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - Perennial plants are a gardener’s dream: They add color to borders and beds, and are relatively easy to maintain. Perennials can also be used to add fragrance and texture to gardens, as well as attract beneficial wildlife such as butterflies and hummingbirds.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - If you think a screen door is a great way to let fresh air in and keep insects out of your home, you may want to retract that. The door, that is.

Reno, Nevada (NAPSI) - If your basement is like many inAmerica, it’s all wet. The American Society of Home Inspectors estimates that 60 percent of U.S. homes have wet basements, and 38 percent run the risk of basement mold.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Many homeowners looking to maximize the efficiency of their outdoor water use turn to drip irrigation systems as a solution for keeping weeds, diseases, garden pests, scorching heat and high water bills at bay.

North Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Did you know that one in four homes in theU.S. rely on septic (on-site) systems to treat wastewater? Homeowners are responsible for making sure that their system works properly. If you aren’t, you could be looking at thousands of dollars in repair or replacement costs.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSA) - You can get facts and tips on flooring, pros and cons, trends, varieties and styles available, things to consider, maintenance tips and how to prepare for installation from the experts at the World Floor Covering Association: