14 Easy Ways To An Organized Kitchen

When it comes to kitchen organization, don’t sweat the small stuff. We’ll show you all the tips and tricks you’ll need to get your kitchen back on track and clutter free. Stunning glass canisters lined along your shelf or in the pantry are aesthetically-pleasing storage containers that make it easy to know when you’re running low…

5 Universal Bathroom Designs

Navigating slick shower floors and ducking under a too-low showerhead can be annoying before your morning coffee. Worse yet, these nuisances can pose potentially serious dangers to aging homeowners. Kerrie Kelly, a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist, says that homeowners can benefit the most by…

18 Wall Decor Ideas That Are Anything But Boring

So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and hung the few pieces of art you own. But every time you sit down to relax on the sofa, those big, blank walls taunt you with their unforgivable boringness….

4 True Reasons To Buy A Home

We often talk about the financial reasons why buying a home makes sense. But, more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling reasons. No matter what shape or size your living space is, the concept and feeling of home can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain…

3 Quick How To Fix A Squeaky Floor Tips

Squeaky wood floors are a common problem, and it’s usually an inexpensive do-it-yourself repair. Here are some tips for silencing the squeak: Sprinkle baby powder, baking soda or powdered graphite over the squeaky floorboard and work it into the seams. This will lubricate the wood and should keep the floorboards from rubbing together and squeaking….

How To Install A Glass Tile Backsplash

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a fast, no-fuss way to tile a kitchen backsplash. Steps: 1. Snap a chalk line onto the backsplash wall 5½ inches above the countertop. 2. Use a utility knife and steel-rule straightedge to cut five ⅜-inch-wide strips of tile adhesive. Notch the adhesive strips,…

Celebrate Stunning Summer Flowers

Start by snipping flowers from your cutting garden or pick up a store-bought arrangement. Keep an eye out for interesting foliage such as ferns and geranium leaves too. Once you have your flowers and foliage, divide the blooms among an eclectic assortment of recycled bottles, jam jars and kitchen containers. When the container is small, you need…

12 Gardening Ideas You Can Count On

See how to set up your outdoor areas for more enjoyment this year and make them a bit more earth-friendly in the process. Gardening can be a great way to accomplish common resolutions like eating healthier, getting more active and reducing stress while doing something you enjoy. To take your garden to the next level,…

10 Small (But Mighty) Laundry Stations For An Easier Washday

A spacious dedicated laundry room has a certain appeal, to be sure. But with closet-size laundry stations trending in 2019, designers and homeowners are coming around to the fact that a lot can be done in a surprisingly compact space — freeing up more square footage for other uses. Take a gander at these 10 little-but-hardworking laundry rooms and…

The Benefits Of A 20% Down Payment

If you are in the market to buy a home this year, you may be confused about how much money you need to come up with for your down payment. Many people you talk to will tell you that you need to save 20% or you won’t be able to secure a mortgage. The truth…

10 Light Up The Night Landscape Lighting Ideas

Outdoor lights have a major impact on the atmosphere of a landscape. Multiple light fixtures — installed under the pergola, in the water and throughout the trees — give this space a resort-style feel that’s ideal for entertaining. Get inspired with photos showing how lighting can make your outdoor areas beautiful and functional.

Container Gardens Made For The Shade

We all seem to have that dark corner of our garden or porch that looks uninviting, cold, and in major need of color. Have no fear, here are some solutions for livening up that shady area, including insights into the best plant combinations that will thrive in low light. Whether it’s a wooded suburban lot or…