Improve Indoor Air Quality

While you can’t completely rid your home of toxins or allergens, it is possible to cut down on the amount of dust, mold and germs you breathe in each day. Keep these suggestions in mind to help improve your indoor air quality. Switch out chemical-laden cleaning solutions for natural or DIY supplies. When weather permits,…

Choose a Color That Will Go the Distance

If you’re picking out a new paint color for a room in your home, consider these tips to help you choose a shade that will stand the test of time. Stay open-minded. For your first trip to the hardware store, help yourself to a wide variety of paint swatches. Don’t rule out any color immediately. The…

Keys to a Budget-Friendly Renovation

Home renovation projects are notorious for going over budget. If you’re considering remodeling a portion of your home, use these tips to create a renovation plan that will make you and your bank account happy. Set your priorities. Whether you’re unhappy with the dated tile in your bathroom or you’re looking to add value to your…

Affordable Backyard Privacy

After being cooped up at home for months and months on end, many people have a newfound appreciation for their outdoor spaces. However, spending time in the backyard, whether you’re relaxing or hosting a get-together, could mean less privacy from your neighbors. Consider adding more privacy to your backyard space with these affordable suggestions. Plants: Surrounding…

Home Maintenance: When To Hire a Pro and When To DIY

When it comes to home improvements, you can often save money by doing it yourself. However, the following projects are almost always best left to professionals. Home additions or major remodels – While the cost savings of undertaking these large projects can be hard to resist, it’s easy to get in over your head. A skilled professional…

Make Space for Schoolwork

Whether your kids are doing school at home full-time or just completing homework in the evenings, it’s helpful to have a designated, organized space for them to focus. Here are some tips on how to create a beneficial learning space. Let in the light. Try to choose a location near windows for natural light. Otherwise, keep…

Outdoors and On-Trend

An inviting outdoor living space makes time spent in the fresh air even more appealing. Whether you’re supervising kids playing in the yard, enjoying dinner on the patio or talking with friends late into the night, you want a space that’s both attractive and comfortable. Consider these trending designs for outdoor furnishings. Pastel colors: These soft,…

Make the Most of Your Home Gym

Due to gym closures and social distancing, many people have come to enjoy the convenience of working out at home. If you’ve recently acquired new exercise equipment, consider these tips to help you maximize your home gym. Choose your location wisely. If possible, set up your gym in an area of your home where you’ll actually…

Streamline Your Home Office

Set yourself up for success by decluttering your at-home workspace. Split the room. Whether your home office is its own room or a corner of a larger living space, sectioning off the area can help you cut down on clutter. HGTV.com suggests setting up the desk as your “work center,” a bookshelf as your “reference center” and a…

Spring Cleaning for Your Yard

As the weather warms up, it’s time to focus your spring cleaning efforts outside the house. Prepare your lawn and landscaping for the upcoming summer months with these simple steps. Lawn Pick up debris such as twigs, litter and pet waste. When the grass is dry, rake up lingering leaves and thatch (matted dead grass)….