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From the landscaping to the lighting to the furniture, how can you save money on backyard renovations? What parts of the yard should you update? Do you dare take on the project by yourself or is it wise to hire a contractor? We asked some … Read More
Portable light switches.
A company called Verve has created a remote-controlled light switch that you can stick anywhere and then move and reattach, reports AOL’s Walletpop. Lower it for a toddler. Keep a switch by the bed to control … Read More
You’re the Project Manager!
The key to reworking an old kitchen into a more efficient and modern space is in the planning. Thinking ahead ensures you’ve covered all bases to help save on the final bill.
Design It to Be Compact
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Plenty of homeowners wish they could change key features of their home, including additions or remodels of bathrooms, bedrooms or kitchen. Popular renovations range from basic to upscale. Below are three of the most-desired renovations, … Read More
When the weather is warm, an outdoor space is a great place to gather with family and friends. Here are some simple tips for punching up your patio this summer.
1. Give your furniture a facelift: Make old outdoor furniture look new … Read More
Carve out some time to do these simple home safety projects to keep you and your loved ones safe. With just a few minutes of your time, kids and parents can work together on these projects so everyone can take part in keeping your home safe… Read More
Transform a tired patch of lawn into a functional patio with cement pavers you customize yourself. Here’s how.
How can you avoid being fooled? Follow these tips.
Experts recommend giving your lawnmower an annual tune-up before storing it away for winter. But not everyone can be an expert, right? Follow these tune-up tips to get your machine humming this summer.
Long summer days are great for outdoor dining. If you love grilling, read our primer on outdoor kitchens, a rewarding DIY project everyone will enjoy.
Mattress quality is difficult to judge in the showroom, so do your product research before you visit one. Here are some basic guidelines. As a general rule, it’s best to buy the highest-quality set you can afford.
High… Read More
1. Get rid of religious proselytizers at your door. Acknowledge intent, not content, says British Esquire. It’s not that you don’t want to hear what they have to say (though you don’t—you really, really don’t). It’s a matter … Read More
These simple DIY insulation projects from AARP The Magazine can help you save up to $1,000 on your energy bills this year.
1. Plug wall openings
About 15% of air in the average home escapes through wall openings, an … Read More
Tired, aching and sore from all the manual labor of clearing your driveway? The Wall Street Journal takes a look at some ergonomic snow removal devices that are replacing your handy shovel. Why are people splurging on these high-tech tools… Read More
As winter storms continue to pummel parts of the country, homeowners are scrambling to make sure their homes are safe. Mike Holmes, star of Holmes on Homes as seen on HGTV, and of the recently launched Holmes: The Magazine to Make It Right… Read More
There is no doubt about it: just planning a renovation can be time-consuming and stressful—hunting down a contractor, pursuing construction permits, securing the financing. Here are some remodeling prep tips from home repair expert Mike… Read More
Learn how to contain and prevent tree damage in the aftermath of a storm.
• A firm of tree surgeons will be needed to cut up and remove the tree.
• If you are unable to live in the house immediately, ensure it is not a… Read More