5 Tips for Easy Laundry Room Organization

Do you hate doing laundry? If so, you aren’t alone. Because laundry is boring and never completely done, it’s one of the most loathed household chores. Having a well-organized laundry room that lets you work efficiently will help you get through that dreaded laundry more quickly and easily. Decorating your laundry room so it brings a smile to your face doesn’t…

September Weekend Projects: Easy Fall Fixups!

As summer turns to fall, so begins the Goldilocks Season for home improvement.  It’s not too hot and not too cold — it’s just right, so September is the time to get lots of home improvement projects done around the house! Weekend #1:  Water Heater Spruce Up Maintenance to your hot water heater this September weekend will…

10 Questions to Ask Before Sharing Your Home With Aging Parents

Honest conversation is key to deciding whether it makes sense to have your parents move in with you. Living with aging parents can help deepen your relationships, strengthen grandparent-grandkid bonds and offer peace of mind knowing your loved ones are well cared for. But opening up your home to your parents (or in-laws) isn’t always…

8 Tricks for Bathroom Decor on a Dime

We’d all love to update our ho-hum bathroom to mirror one of the over-the-top spa-like bathrooms we see in decorating magazines. You know the ones we mean. They’re typically outfitted with an outrageously expensive free-standing tub, a separate tiled shower with a built-in bench and multiple shower heads, heated towel racks, and a double vanity that looks…

Pro Tips to Help You Get the Storage You Need

Experts share their favorite guidelines and products for keeping homes organized. To keep your home tidy, it’s important to have the right kind of storage in the right place. We asked four professional organizers — Sophie Aroutcheff, Filipa do Carmo of Khôra: Space Sorted, Lesley Spellman of The Clutter Fairy and Caroline Dhaouadi of Homefulness — to share some of their…

Lower mortgage costs boost housing outlook for 2019

Lower mortgage rates are a shot in the arm to the U.S. and Texas housing markets. But affordability issues and a lack of low-priced homes for sale are still big hurdles for homebuyers in the Dallas area and across the country, top housing sector analysts say. “Essentially home sales have been moving sideways,” Lawrence Yun, chief…

New This Week: 5 Great Laundry Room Ideas

Consider these designs to boost the function and style of your space. In a laundry room, the appliances do most of the work. But there’s a lot for the user to do too. Folding, hanging, pre-rinsing — these things take time. Not to mention that many homeowners use their laundry room for extra storage or…

Smart Summer Lawn Care: Keep Grass Healthy While Saving Water & Money

When it comes to summer lawn care, strategic watering, being careful about how much water you use and where that water is applied is really more important than ever, especially in areas of the country that are mired in drought. But even if you don’t live in a drought zone, a water-saving summer lawn care strategy…

Top Tips For Planning The Perfect Backyard Deck

Adding a backyard deck is one sure-fire way to increase your home’s living space, at least for considerably more than half of the year, depending on what part of the country you call home. It’s an integral part of summer; barbecues and get-togethers, not to mention a sweet spot for chilling out in a lounge…