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It seems fitting that the Swiss Army knife of midsize trucks is jam-packed with features. Every Ridgeline, for example, has an in-bed storage trunk and a tailgate that can open one of two ways. Upgrading to the top-trim Ridgeline RTL-E gets you even more useful and clever features.

Need an inexpensive way to update some furniture or paint an accent wall? Follow this helpful tip from DIY creator @livelovehouse and scour a home improvement store’s “Oops Paint” selection for a deep discount.

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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Hundreds gathered Monday for an interfaith service dedicating a prayer wall outside historic Vernon African Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood on the centennial of the first day of one of the deadliest racist massacres in the nation.

You can’t add a more enduring landscape feature to a home than a stone wall, which you’ll see dotting the countryside of many homes in rural areas. A rugged stone wall creates a natural material surrounding property that’s appealing whether it’s a modest cottage or a handsome country estate, often becoming the focal point of the property.

Sure, the ever-functional bathroom is sometimes swept aside in favor of decorating more grandiose rooms. But your bathroom doesn’t have to be boring! It’s the little details that count, so we’ve rounded up seven easy DIY updates for every part of the room, from the walls down to the bottom of your vanity. They’re also inexpensive and quick — you can complete some of these projects in a day. Dust off your tools this weekend and make your bathroom look its best.

Q: I’m getting ready to build a new home and am terrified about making a wrong decision about the materials on the outside of my home. I’m afraid they won't look good with one another. I have the same issue with paint colors and even flooring. I'm becoming paralyzed with fear, as I don’t want to have to do things over. I don’t have an endless supply of money. What can I do to relieve my anxiety? —Mary A., Ft. Wayne, Ind.

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If your outdoor space is limited to a balcony or patio, adding greenery to the walls is one way to make the most of your vertical space. This video from @wildseedsgarden shows just how many plants you can fit in just a few feet.

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If you love the look of green walls, but don’t have the time to keep up with all the watering and plant care, this DIY moss art tutorial from @amandazajes is for you. Make just one piece of moss art, or group several pieces together for a floor to ceiling look.

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This inflatable kiddie pool is suitable for babies or older kids. It has a shallow wading area, water slide, water spouts and a fun pineapple wall to play with the included plastic balls. Available at Amazon, Home Depot and Bed Bath & Beyond, starting at $68.99

To add personality to a plain vanilla room consider installing two corbels, or wooden brackets to frame a doorway or opening to adds interest and appeal. In an older home the bracket may be ornate as part of an architectural feature of the room, and usually painted or finished like the woodwork. They’re often sold as architectural salvage. New brackets can go from straight and streamline to ornamental, made of wood and polymer, a plastic material, and sold online and in lumber yards.

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The entry is a sneak peek into the rest of your home, so you want it to be a functional space that also makes a statement. This area tends to become cluttered with miscellaneous items that don’t make it too far past the door. Organize the entry space to handle daily in-and-out items. Cover one wall with blackboard paint so you can leave reminder messages, or add fun hooks and shelves to keep keys, mail and other items sorted.

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Maximizing space in a 250 square foot apartment might seem like a serious challenge, but TikTok creator @alisssalynnn has some NYC apartment hacks that anyone can implement. First tip: get your lighting off the floor and opt for wall sconces. She also recommends wall shelving, drop leaf tables, and collapsible bedside tables.

Joselyn Wall, Principal engineer for the Office of Maritime Resources NJ Dept. of Transportation

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