• How To Choose Your Next Home Improvement Project

    By Melissa Rolland, originally found here While the opportunities for evening barbecues on the deck, dips in the pool, and badminton in the backyard may be ending, it's never too early to think about future backyard fun in the sun.If you're ...

  • How to Get Your New Home Extreme Weather-Ready

    By Eric BrandtBuying a home can be a lengthy process, and after you close the deal, you may be ready to move in and relax right away. But before you get settled in, there's one big chore you need to ...

  • The Complete Checklist: Get Your Home Ready for a Flood

    By Yuka Kato, Content Manager of Fixr.com If you are a homeowner, you have a lot of potential damage to keep your eye out for. While fire, earthquakes and theft might all be causes for concern (depending on where you live), you ...

  • Using Smart Tech to Save on Your Home Insurance

    By Jon SnyderIt’s 2018, and each day you likely come across news on the rapid advance of technology in nearly every industry. In the auto world, autonomous cars have logged a million miles on public roads, and industry experts predict ...

  • Landscaping for Curb Appeal

    The old adage about art could apply to curb appeal — we know it when we see it. Does your home have it?

  • You'll Get Your Money Back on These 7 Home Renovations

    Reposted from Huffington Post A new coat of paint is like a facelift for your house. We may have (almost) year-round pool weather here, but building your dream pool might leave you underwater — they’re usually home reno money pits. Instead, here ...

  • Six Ways You Can Control the Cost of Your Remodel

    By Megan Wild, author of Your Wild Home blogRemodeling your home can be an exciting project that leaves you with the new areas you’ve been dreaming about. However, you’ve probably realized as you’ve been looking and planning that remodeling stories ...

  • Easy Ways to Get A Green Home This Spring

    By Megan Wild, Author of Your Wild Home Whether you’re building a house or simply want to revamp your home to make it more energy-efficient, spring is a great time to go green. A green home is one that uses as ...

  • Stories from the Front Porch: 3 Ways to Use Cameras to Combat Thieves

    By Patrick Hearn A 2016 study showed that almost 80 percent of Americans shop online. That’s a whole lot of packages delivered to doorsteps. While this way of shopping is certainly convenient, it’s also a little risky. After all, most people ...

  • 5 Steps To A Healthier Home

    Believe it or not, being healthy at home isn’t just about what’s in your fridge. Sure, it’s a good starting point, but there are actually many ways to create a prohealth environment through- out your home. Here are five simple ...

  • Freshen Up Your Kitchen With a Burst of Nature

    By Sean Lewis, HouzzPersonally, I dream of having a kitchen inside a greenhouse where plants overflow and the ceiling and walls feature abundant glass. But let’s be real — not all of us are in the position of transforming our ...

  • Do You Get What You Pay for with LED Bulbs?

    By Jeremy Cook As of a few years ago, incandescent bulbs are effectively a thing of the past, leaving you with a choice between CFL bulbs and more expensive LED models. Though there are a few drawbacks to LED bulbs, there ...

  • 10 Remodeling Surprises To Be Aware Of

    By Kenny Grono, HouzzThere's no crystal ball that can tell you what might go wrong on your home renovation project, but you don't need to be able to see into the future to be prepared for unwelcomed remodeling surprises along the ...

  • Outdoor Hardscaping Projects That Can Add Value

    By Megan Wild, author of Your Wild Home Blog Landscaping is all about thinking outside the box to create social areas that are also gorgeous to look at. Hardscaping is the perfect way to take your outdoor spaces to the next ...

  • Make Your Bathroom Smart and Energy Efficient

    When you stop to consider just how much time a person spends using the bathrooms in their home every day, it makes sense that this is not only one of the most frequently remodeled rooms in the home, but also ...

  • Gender-Neutral Design Inspiration for your Nursery

    If you are one of the joyous folks of the world expecting a bouncing baby boy or girl in the near future, then your decorative mode is in full swing. Perhaps you are opting to be surprised by your baby’s ...

  • 10 Tips for a Clean Home with Pets

    If you love your pet but hate the mess and odor that comes along with them, follow these ten tips to help keep your home clean and fresh.   1. Control pet danderTo keep fur and dander from accumulating, run an electrostatic ...

  • Top Ways to Maintain a Show-Ready Home

    Selling your home is an exciting and bustling time. Likened to baiting a hook and waiting for the catch, we must patiently wait as prospects come and go. We stage, we list, and we wait. The piece of this process ...

  • Practical Organizing for Every Closet in Your Home

    Imagine yourself in a world where your closets looked like the ones in photo shoots or staged homes. You see a handful of blouses draped on stylish hangers, perfectly spaced and color coordinated to the décor. Designer bins are positioned ...

  • Your Guide to Wiring a Home Theater

    Are you ready to install that home theater system you’ve always dreamed about? Whether you’re purchasing a home theater kit or designing your own custom system, you will have to decide what to do with all those wires. Even the ...

  • Eco-Friendly Home Flooring Solutions

    It's now easier than ever to make the switch to eco-friendly flooring. The most popular “green” flooring options are made from recycled and natural materials that have the ability to regenerate, such as cork or bamboo. For those skeptical about ...

  • 5 Simple Ways to Sell Your Home Faster

    When it comes to selling your home, time is of the essence. Peaked interest in a new listing happens within the first thirty days; the longer a house sits on the market, the less appeal it has to potential buyers. ...

  • 5 Kitchen Upgrades You Can Do Yourself

    When you walk into your kitchen, are you happy with what you see? Is your kitchen outdated, out-of-style, or just plain boring? Before you shell out thousands of dollars for a major remodel, try some of these do-it-yourself fixes to ...

  • 10 Small Space Decorating Tips You'll Want to Try

    In a small space, everything stands out. Make it stand out your way with these ten tips for sprucing up on a small scale.1. A place for everything...It is helpful to view problems from a new perspective. That’s why you ...

  • Upholstered Headboards for Every Style

    Want to add instant glamour and style to your bedroom? Back your bed with an upholstered headboard. Trending now, upholstered bed heads are available in a wide range of sizes, fabric choices, and designs. For a truly one of a ...

  • Color Mixing Tips for Your Living Room

    Whether it be the flavors of cheese and wine, the aroma of apples with cinnamon, or Christmas with Santa Claus, some things just mesh well. The same goes for the colors you choose for your home’s most popular hangout spot: ...

  • Does it Pay to Invest in a Tiny Home?

    Tiny houses, single family dwellings of 500 feet or less, have been growing in popularity over the past decade, particularly among retirees looking to downsize and hold on to their pensions, and millennials trying to get out from under the ...

  • Retro Decorating Ideas that are Making a Comeback

    Style is cyclical, and everything old becomes new again through fresh eyes. New generations may embrace what the previous generation rejected. The appeal of retro decor has always been in combining historic nostalgia with a modern context. If you’ve been bitten ...

  • DIY Organization Tricks You'll Love

    If you are ready to bust through the clutter and embrace the art of organization, you will love these fun do it yourself tips!1. The multiple uses of tension rodsTension rods are a wonderful trick to expand closet space, but ...

  • Home Renovations that Pay Off

    Whether you are preparing to sell your home or just looking to make some smart renovations as an investment, there are certain upgrades that may have a bigger impact than others. Today’s home buyers can be quite persnickety when it ...