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4 easy ways to pest-proof your home

4 easy ways to pest-proof your home

It’s late and you’re in your favorite, cozy pajamas. You get in bed and pull up the warm comforter. You turn out the light and are just about to drift…

Feed backyard birds this season for the greater, global good

Feed backyard birds this season for the greater, global good

When you fill your bird feeders and put fresh water in the birdbath this season, you’ll definitely be giving your feathered friends a helping hand. But you could also be…

Fall: Best season for planting trees that boost home and community value

Fall: Best season for planting trees that boost home and community value

Planting a tree is an investment in the future, according to a Greek proverb: “A society grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they never expect to…

Lights out: 4 ways to prepare for a long outage after the storm

Lights out: 4 ways to prepare for a long outage after the storm

As winter storm season arrives, homeowners should be ready for power outages that last for days or even weeks. In recent years, storms have become more intense and frequent, resulting…

How to use color psychology when painting your home

How to use color psychology when painting your home

Do you ever wonder why you feel immediately relaxed when you enter a spa, yet when you enter a gym, you feel alert and energized? The answer can be found…

Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

Practical remodeling tips for modern multi-generational families

Parents, grandparents and children all living happily together under one roof – it’s an iconic American image you may associate with “the good old days.” In reality, more Americans are…

Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home

Get unhinged: 3 ways to create visually striking doors in your home

Think of a door opening and closing. Chances are you pictured it swinging on hinges, since that’s how most doors operate. But, more homeowners are choosing other door hanging hardware…

Go big for less: 4 simple ways to make a small kitchen feel bigger

Go big for less: 4 simple ways to make a small kitchen feel bigger

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Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips

Upcycle your summer treasures with these 5 DIY tips

The months of summer are a perfect time to hunt for hidden one-of-a-kind treasures buried in neighborhood yard sales. Whether it’s an old wooden dining chair, coffee table or bookshelf,…

Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later

Reasonably priced home improvements for now and later

What homeowner, young or old, isn’t interested in affordable and functional home improvements that can be enjoyed for years to come? For one of America’s largest and fastest growing demographic groups…

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