New This Week: 7 Hardworking Mudrooms and Entryways

Stylish custom storage and durable materials create beautiful, functional spaces that keep everything organized. The best way to fight clutter in a home is by stopping it from the start. And the best solution for that is a hardworking mudroom or other entryway feature with smart storage. The following spaces show how various designers tackled…

To-Dos: Your February Home Checklist

Keep your home fresh and organized this month while you plan for warmer days ahead. February is a time of year to indulge in home comforts like cooking big-batch meals, reading in the afternoon and watching movies with the family. Here are a dozen ideas to add to your to-do list this month, from the…

How to Turn a Boring Bedroom into a Luxury Master Suite!

Going from “master bedroom” to “master suite” has become one of the most popular home remodeling projects in recent years.  Here’s what to do, and what NOT to do, when taking on this booming bedroom project. Add On or Bust Through? Most newer homes are built with master suites, but older homes require extra space…

6 Things to Know Before You Start Growing Your Own Food

It takes time and practice, but growing edibles in the suburbs or city is possible with smart prep and patience. Imagine walking out your kitchen door and picking huge leaves off kale plants so tall that they look like mini palm trees. Zucchini and tomatoes pile up on your countertops, and fresh-picked chives, often so…

No Time to Declutter the Whole House? Try These 6 Ideas

Make a fresh start by tackling a few tasks that will revitalize your home and your spirits. January can inspire a lot of energy and goal-setting — sometimes, with goals that can be difficult to accomplish, given our schedules. Many of us, for instance, don’t feel we have the time to tackle a whole house declutter. If…

Safety at Home: Here Are the Top Danger Zones

Home Sweet Home can harbor many dangers that are easy to put off fixing or overlook altogether. Take time to secure your home inside and out to prevent the following top home danger zones from impacting your family’s safety and security. Insufficient fire protection Buying a bunch of smoke detectors isn’t enough…you actually have to…

New Texas Laws Could Help Homeowners Save On Property Taxes

Two dozen new Texas laws went into effect this week — several of which the changes could help homeowners save thousands of dollars on property taxes. “A lot of people don’t know the money they could be saving,” said J.R. Martinez with Kenneth Jones Real Estate and the Great Fort Worth Association of Realtors. Texans…

15 Coffee Stations Bubbling Over With Clever Ideas

Built-in coffee makers, coffee pod storage and appliance garages are among the features of these great coffee stations. If you’re among the many people who like to start off their morning with a jolt of caffeine, adding a coffee station to your kitchen might be a bright idea. The following coffee stations offer a bevy…

How to Give Your Kitchen a Speedy Refresh

If you’re not ready for a remodel but want a new look, try these tips to upgrade your kitchen in a flash. Buying a new kitchen can be a big investment, but if funds are short or time is limited, there are lots of little things you can do to bring life to a tired…