Spa-like Bath Remodeling Upgrades on a Tight Budget

Bathrooms are unique spaces where form and function come together to create an ideal space. A bathroom that’s too utilitarian and impersonal just doesn’t reach its full pampering potential. It can be tempting to imagine your dream spa-inspired bathroom, with all the indulgent bells and whistles that come with it, but complete bath remodeling is…

Autumn Maintenance Tips

Regularly clean gutters and downspouts. Make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. Consider installing gutter guards to make the job a lot easier. Use a screwdriver to probe the wood trim around windows, doors, railings and decks. Use caulk to fill the holes or completely replace the wood. Lower humidity and…

30 Home Maintenance Tasks You Can Do in Under 30 Minutes Each

Weekend Warrior, meet the Half-Hour Hero. Here’s a rundown of the best home maintenance tasks you can do for your Money Pit in less than 30 minutes. 1. Locate and label important valves: Imagine that a pipe broke in your ceiling and water is now leaking through every electric light fixture on to your brand new carpet. Got…

The Right Way to Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets

Different cabinet surfaces require different cleaning techniques. Whether your cabinets are stained, painted or laminate, they all need special attention. Here are a few easy tips and cleaning recipes for keeping them looking their best. Jim Spence Design Stained wood cabinets. You will want to thoroughly clean and oil your stained wood cabinets once or twice…

Open Concept Kitchen With Navy Cabinets Made to Wow

Streamlined Space To highlight the historic windows in the long and rectangular space, an L-shaped perimeter design with no upper cabinets was used on the kitchen’s sink side. “I wanted to keep the whole kitchen really streamlined and simple,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn. Classic Buffalo Check The historic windows are covered with a classic…

9 Ways to Refresh Your Summer Container Gardens for Fall

There’s no need to completely rework your summer containers to give them fall flair. Instead, check out these nine ideas for updating existing container gardens (or, if you’re inspired, potting up new ones), including one plant to add for instant drama, and a zero-effort, lazy-gardener’s trick for covering a bare spot. Glenna Partridge Garden Design…

Get Your Home Organized for Back to School

Seeing old friends, meeting new teachers and saying goodbye to summer (waah!): The beginning of the school year is a flurry of activity and mixed emotions. Make this transition as smooth as possible for kids and yourself by spending some time during the last few weeks of summer vacation putting smart systems in place around…

Sheds for Every Kind of Garden

A garden shed chosen to match your home and garden does more than just declutter your yard. It can act as a backyard focal point for your landscape, provide an opportunity to express your personal style, and create an inviting destination for repotting, starting seeds and other garden tasks. Whether you’re adding a new shed…

Should I Hire A Professional?

There’s a lot of things that can go wrong when you have your own home, but the one question always comes up – should I hire a professional or can I fix it myself? Check out some of the most common household repair questions and determine whether you can give it a go, or should…