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5 hot trends for the home

Home safety is one of the top priorities of homeowners and renters alike. Your home should be a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family and friends.…

Cypress siding: It’s what the pros choose

If current design trends are any indication, wood siding is back. Design professionals are recommending one species in particular: cypress. What’s behind this revival of cypress siding? “Good looks, dependable…

Simple upgrades and habit changes can yield big water savings in bathrooms

Researchers predict that rising water prices could mean within five years a third of American households will not be able to pay their water bills, despite the replenishment of water…

Easy breezy: 5 ways to make summer lawn care projects easier

Easy breezy: 5 ways to make summer lawn care projects easier

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5 green home improvements that can help sell your home for more

Demand remains high for energy-efficient, eco-friendly home features, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. In fact, the majority of builders now put energy-efficient windows, heating…

5 spring cleaning projects to take on immediately

Spring cleaning is a seasonal tradition. You’ve been setting house projects aside all winter, and now’s the perfect time to make sure the warm weather season starts with a cleaner,…

4 tips for living green when the weather is warm

4 tips for living green when the weather is warm

As the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities…

Check off your backyard bucket list: seed, weed and feed

Check off your backyard bucket list: seed, weed and feed

From Sunday picnics and impromptu barbecues to games of catch, make your lawn center stage this spring. Everyone longs for a lush, green lawn, but many homeowners aren’t sure how…

Thinking outside the coop: 8 common myths about raising backyard poultry

Thinking outside the coop: 8 common myths about raising backyard poultry

From fresh egg production to natural garden fertilizer, there is no shortage of benefits in raising backyard poultry. But even as families become more familiar with sustainable living and keeping…

4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter

4 tips to help keep your home warm, comfortable and energy efficient this winter

With winter comes the holiday season, a time that’s supposed to be associated with “comfort and joy.” But how joyful will it be if pests invade your house, or if…