Home & Living

  • 7 Things People Are Embarrassed to Buy

    Have you ever made a purchase that was so embarrassing, you felt like the item wasn't even worth it? If so, you may have been buying one of these products.

  • How to Find and Hire a Good Painter

    How to Find and Hire a Good Painter

    Professional painters guarantee their work, and the people who hire them have a layer of protection against a botched job. But what should you consider when hiring a painter?

  • Want to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel?

    Want to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel?

    Due to the large number of functions a kitchen needs to meet, these spaces are particularly difficult to remodel—especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

  • Composting and Landscaping at Home

    Composting and Landscaping at Home

    Composting is an accelerated process that mimics nature's own process of recycling.

  • How to Choose a Bathtub When Renovating

    How to Choose a Bathtub When Renovating

    When updating your bathroom, it's important to know the pros and cons between various types of tubs.

  • Got a Leaky Faucet?

    Got a Leaky Faucet?

    A faucet that drips twice per second is wasting approximately 100 gallons of water each month, while even a small stream will waste thousands of gallons each month.

  • 5 Questions to Ask Before All Kitchen Remodels

    5 Questions to Ask Before All Kitchen Remodels

    Kitchen remodels take strategy, commitment, patience—and of course—money.

  • 7 Basic Tools Every Kitchen Needs

    7 Basic Tools Every Kitchen Needs

    Here's a list of seven basic items essential to every cook or baker's kitchen. Each of these items is available for purchase at any vendor of household wares.

  • 7 Tips to Keep Your Floors Looking Brand New

    7 Tips to Keep Your Floors Looking Brand New

    Proper floor maintenance is the key to keeping your floors looking and functioning like new as long as possible.

  • 5 Interior Ideas for Outdoor-Types

    5 Interior Ideas for Outdoor-Types

    With the arrival of fall and the inevitable slide into winter, the ease in which we've enjoyed the outdoors becomes a bit more challenging.

  • Roofing Tips: Gutter Maintenance

    Roofing Tips: Gutter Maintenance

    Gutters are among the major defenders of your home against moisture buildup after storms.

  • 4 Outdoor Essentials with Upgrade Potential

    4 Outdoor Essentials with Upgrade Potential

    After the principle elements of your outdoor landscaping are in place, consider some of these affordable upgrades.

  • 9 Necessary Home Preparations for Fall

    9 Necessary Home Preparations for Fall

    Fall is coming fast, and while we like to think of our great kitchens and the bathroom remodel on the horizon, fall is maintenance time.

  • Save Money and Stay Warm With Basement Insulation

    Save Money and Stay Warm With Basement Insulation

    Cold basements seem to be a fact of life, but proper basement insulation can turn that huge amount of extra livable space into a desirable and comfortable floor.

  • 4 ‘As Seen on TV’ Products That May Not Be Worth the Money

    4 ‘As Seen on TV’ Products That May Not Be Worth the Money

    While some as seen on TV products are useful, others are ineffective or just plain ridiculous.

  • 5 Crazy Facts about Contractor Fraud and Scams

    5 Crazy Facts about Contractor Fraud and Scams

    Before hiring a professional, you should review, research, and interview multiple service providers. But just how prevalent are contractor scams in home improvement?

  • 6 Steps to Easy Bathroom Maintenance

    6 Steps to Easy Bathroom Maintenance

    Bathtubs, sinks, and toilets need regular cleaning to keep them looking their best.

  • 7 Reasons To Not Buy A Home

    7 Reasons To Not Buy A Home

    Running through this list will quickly help you determine if the pros outweigh the cons.

  • What Does Your Kitchen Say About You?

    What Does Your Kitchen Say About You?

    When it comes to kitchens, functions might come first, but form is a close second.

  • Why Is My Home Water Pressure So Low?

    Why Is My Home Water Pressure So Low?

    Low water pressure can mess up a lot of things in the house.

  • 3 Most Profitable Remodeling Tips: What the Pros Know

    3 Most Profitable Remodeling Tips: What the Pros Know

    Any real estate pro can tell you there are three important areas to consider if you're selling your home: curb appeal, kitchens, and bathrooms. But why wait until you sell your home to shape up these areas?

  • Transforming Your Backyard With Outdoor Landscape Lighting

    Transforming Your Backyard With Outdoor Landscape Lighting

    Landscape features you've painstakingly chosen for your home can achieve some of their best effects at night with good outdoor landscape lighting.

  • What Can You Do About Water Stains on Your Ceiling?

    What Can You Do About Water Stains on Your Ceiling?

    There it is: the dreaded ceiling stain. Go ahead, be annoyed. Do a little cursing. It's warranted, but when you're ready to work on the problem, treat it rationally.

  • 5 of the Cheapest Homes for Sale in the U.S.

    5 of the Cheapest Homes for Sale in the U.S.

    These homes come with a price tag of $6,500 or less. Are these homes too good to be true?

  • 9 Necessary Patio Items for Entertaining

    9 Necessary Patio Items for Entertaining

    A patio can be one of the most prized areas of your home, but if you don’t have the necessary furniture, you might have a hard time finding people to join you.

  • DIY Tips for Painting Kitchen Appliances

    DIY Tips for Painting Kitchen Appliances

    If your kitchen equipment has seen better days, there are a number of products that offer cosmetic solutions to repair and refresh your beat-up refrigerator, oven, or dishwasher.

  • 4 of the Worst Lessons You Learn in College

    4 of the Worst Lessons You Learn in College

    Here are some of the worst career lessons young people learn while living on a college campus.

  • How To Caulk Your Windows Like A Pro

    How To Caulk Your Windows Like A Pro

    Caulking windows is one of the easiest and most straightforward ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

  • How To Transform Patios into Patio Rooms

    How To Transform Patios into Patio Rooms

    Your old patio can easily be transformed into a home improvement investment with one of the highest returns on the market.

  • 9 Small Bathroom Storage Ideas You Can’t Afford To Overlook

    9 Small Bathroom Storage Ideas You Can’t Afford To Overlook

    Making the most of a small bathroom without adding clutter is a challenging task for many homeowners.




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