April 5, 2018

These invasive plants will hijack your yard. Low-maintenance, they are not.


When you need a concrete bunker to contain a plant, you know you’re in trouble. Some varieties of bamboo are so determined to spread that only extreme measures, such as plastic or concrete...

April 3, 2018

Avoid these rookie mistakes to keep everything beautiful.

You’ve done it. You own a house with a yard. The great outdoors. Amber waves of grain. OK, maybe not grain, and ideally you want it green, not amber.

But now that you have it, how do you keep from screwing it up?...

March 20, 2018

Don’t open the windows. That spring breeze is no help at all.

Once there’s even a glimmer of spring, you’re ready to throw open your windows and let the breeze blow away the winter funk. Well, you might want to rethink that spring cleaning ritual this year.

If you’r...

March 6, 2018

By installing solar tubes, you’ll get the natural light that skylights provide — but with less cost and less hassle

If you’ve been thinking of adding more daylight to a kitchen or dark hallway, a solar tube may be the way to go.

At a fraction of the cost of a skylight, a...

February 27, 2018

A two-story addition project is fraught with cost variables. Here’s how to anticipate the hidden costs and stay on track.

The perception of a two-story addition is that of a complex and expensive project fraught with “hidden costs” that will bust your budget. In truth,...

February 27, 2018

When considering a two-story addition, carefully evaluate what’s possible physically, financially, and legally.

Adding a two-story addition to your house will enhance your property’s value and help you gain a considerable amount of living space. But before you engage a...

February 26, 2018

Want to know the pros, cons, costs, and logistics of converting a garage into living space? This article explains it all.

If you’re looking for a way to enlarge your home without shelling out for a full-scale addition, converting your garage into living space typically...

February 19, 2018

Not to mention, get you a nice ROI on your home’s value.

Don’t spend the whole summer planning your dream fire pit or there could be frost on the ground before it’s ready to roar. Start your DIY now and you won’t miss a single day of prime bonfire season.

Plus, there’s t...

February 13, 2018

If Mr. Clean isn’t magically popping into your kitchen to make it sparkle, you still can get that clean satisfaction with these easy appliance cleaning tips.

Nothing makes a kitchen sparkle like clean appliances.

So show your appliances a little cleaning love, and they’l...

February 8, 2018

Use humidity, a car product, and more wow ideas to save cleaning time.

When cleaning your home, why not do it in such a way that'll keep your home cleaner with less effort?

Here are 7 ways to keep your spring-clean fresh all year long:

#1 Use Humidity to Defy Dust

Low humi...