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Home Improvement

Creating an inviting, low maintenance porch
See how easy it is to turn your porch into the porch of your dreams.
 
Learn about this home improvement that can save you money
A salt-based water softener is one home improvement that will not only pay for itself but add value to a home.
 
Tackle tough DIY tasks like a pro
With the right tips and tools, you can accomplish these home improvements in a snap.
 
Timeless or trendy? This year, achieve both in your home decor
With so many fresh interior ideas available, it can be difficult to balance current design trends with classic styles for a look that is both of-the-moment and everlasting. Consider these tips.
 
Bathroom luxuries: 6 delights to take your bath from lax to luxe
The bathroom doesn't have to be basic. Even the most outdated bathrooms can become an oasis of tranquility and a lavish retreat away from the stresses of everyday life.
 
Freshen up your home with 5 colors for the new year
While you're making resolutions and setting goals for the new year, consider adding updating the look of your home to your list with some of the year's hottest new color trends.
 
Holiday home safety checklist
Add these helpful tips to your home safety checklist as soon as possible.
 
5 essential winter home safety checks
If you plan on hosting a family gathering, or are going to be traveling and away from your home, these safety tips can give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy the season and ensure that your home is both safe and secure.
 
New year, new coat of paint: Success tips for DIY painting projects
If you plan to start the new year with a new coat of paint in your home, follow these DIY tips for painting success.
 
Countdown to 2015: New ideas to get your home ready for the new year
This year resolve to update your home with some of the hottest trends of interior design for the new year.
 
Finding big-ticket bargains during the holiday season
See why now is the right time to buy more than just holiday presents.
 
6 design trends to heighten your home's style in 2015
Say goodbye to lackluster interiors in 2015 with design insight from the experts.
 
Repurposing garage doors into stunning walls with a view
The venerable garage door is experiencing new life as interior room dividers, exterior walls and other purposes yet to be discovered.
 
Home safety tips for a safe and happy winter season
Freezing temperatures are in store for much of the country this winter and that means homeowners need to take steps to ensure that their loved-ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
 
Do you know more about snack cakes than smoke alarms? Most Americans say 'yes'
One preparation often overlooked by many Americans is how to keep their families safe during the peak season for home fires.
 
Energy-efficient DIY projects that take just hours to complete
Cut your energy costs this year with these DIY projects.
 
Add a signature style to your home
More design professionals and builders are going back to basics and rediscovering the versatility, durability and good looks of cypress.
 
Expert tips to make your new house feel like home
 
Hot master bath trends for 2015 and beyond
Leading master bath trends for 2015 go beyond functionality to incorporate features that complement the design aesthetic and provide a touch of luxury for lasting results.
 
What's hot in home improvement? [Infographic]
Find out what rooms or pieces make for the most popular home improvement projects.
 
A quick, 3-step energy audit could save you big bucks this winter
Identify air leaks with a home energy audit. Sealing leaks helps furnaces run better and cuts costs.
 
What to look for before hiring your spray foam contractor [Infographic]
Have you asked the right questions before hiring your spray foam insulation contractor?
 
Tools to help you tackle home-related projects (or disasters)
 
6 steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor
Trusting a contractor with both your home and your money can feel overwhelming. Spare your time, money and sanity by following these steps for choosing the best remodeling contractor.
 
A baker's dozen: 13 must-have products for any kitchen
Because so much of time is spent in the kitchen, there are certain helpful tools that you just shouldn't live without.
 
Things to consider when making popular kitchen renovations
Consider these ideas before redesigning your kitchen.
 
Easy, affordable and smart ways to protect your home from winter weather emergencies
To ensure your home and family are protected through winter, take these easy, affordable and smart steps to prepare.
 
Overcoming home improvement anxiety [Infographic]
From budget woes to relationship tensions, here are the top concerns homeowners have going into a home improvement project and how to overcome these obstacles.
 
The beauty of wood turns homes into architectural masterpieces
Architects, designers and homeowners are creatively using wood's inimitable qualities to bring character, warmth and distinction to different parts of the modern home.
 
5 simple steps for protecting your home during the holidays
Take precautions today to protect your home and deter criminals during the holidays.
 
Easy projects to get your home winter ready [Infographic]
Find out how these simple projects can get your home winter ready.
 
12 amazing ways window treatments can make your home look like The Jetsons'
Did you know your window treatments can be a big part of a modern smart home?
 
Energy saving tips for every room of your home [Infographic]
As we move into colder months, here are various ways to conserve energy.
 
Curb energy loss with smart home renovation investments
While homeowners may not immediately think of their attic as a major source of energy loss, the reality is that as much as 25 percent of the energy lost in the average American home occurs there.
 
Simple ways to update a bathroom [Infographic]
Eighty-five percent of homeowners want to update their bathrooms, but don't have the time or money. Here are some simple solutions to resolve that issue.
 
From make-do to all new - updates to create your dream kitchen
An updated kitchen does more than boost the value of your home; whether you make just a few changes or completely renovate the entire space, a kitchen that feels new is always refreshing.
 
Keep the cold at bay with these home winterizing tips
Learn what to look for to protect your home against freezing winter temperatures.
 
Fall into your home to-do list
As the cooler temperatures send you indoors, start adding home improvement projects to your to-do list.
 
Easy ways to warm up and protect your space this winter
Complete simple projects before the harsh winter weather arrives so your home is ready to enjoy in the coming season.
 
Home improvements that give you the most bang for your buck
Prioritizing a home-improvement wish list is never easy. Do you put design and aesthetics ahead of functionality? Or do you choose comfort and convenience over energy efficiency and cost savings?
 
5 allergy myths and the facts that refute them
Forget what you think you know about allergies. Here is the truth behind five commony allergy myths.
 
Winterize today for a warm and cozy home tomorrow
According to the Farmers' Almanac and other weather predictors, a polar vortex is expected to rear its ugly head again this winter. Now is the time to prepare yourself and your home for the cold.
 
Avoid a blizzard of bills this season with these energy efficiency tips
Follow these tips to keep your home energy efficient this winter.
 
2015 sneak peak: Hot home decor color trends
Homeowners looking to deliver impressive interior style can take cues from what will be the trendiest hues of 2015 and beyond.
 
Keep your family secure at home with these tips
When it comes to protecting your family, your home is your fortress. It's the place where you can relax, knowing your family is secure.
 
6 simple steps to an organized and sensational garage space
Move over kitchens and bathrooms, homeowners are focusing on a new part of the home: the garage.
 
One area of your home could be adding a lot of money to your heating bill
Secrets of insulating your garage and garage door, to reduce energy costs.
 
6 backyard projects you can't skip this fall
Knowing what your lawn and garden needs from season to season not only makes it easier for you to stay organized with your list of backyard to-do's, but it also allows you to identify and treat any problems before they become bigger issues down the road.
 
Tips on how to prepare your windows and doors for winter and save energy
Windows and doors can be more energy efficient this winter with a few simple maintenance tasks.
 
DIY projects to help you whip winter
Get that last winter prep project finished now with these great ideas.
 
Are you spending home improvement dollars on the wrong door?
What home improvement costs half the amount of a new front door but has five times the curb appeal impact?
 
The simple DIY trick to eliminate pesky floor squeaks
Annoying at best and disruptive to work and sleep at worst, floor creaks are easier to eliminate than you may think.
 
Natural cedar, a great material to help reduce your environmental footprint
Many homeowners think using Western red cedar for decks, siding or other garden structures depletes the forest, when in fact, the exact opposite is true.
 
Accomplish your to-do list of finishing the deck with ease this fall
What many people don't know is that the deck-refinishing process has greatly improved over the years.
 
Give your home a colorful makeover in just a weekend
Are you limited on time but want to upgrade your home? Some easy home improvements can be achieved in a weekend.
 
Choosing the hardwood floor that's right for you
Tips for choosing hardwood flooring that suits your home and lifestyle.
 
Change-of-season checklist for lowering home energy costs
A simple checklist of projects can help homeowners prepare for winter and lower their energy costs.
 
Top trends in smart home technology for 2015 and beyond
More people want smart home features that let them control their spaces while increasing energy efficiency and cutting waste. Here are the trends that are forecast to be hot in 2015.
 
3 home improvement upgrades that will save you money
Now is the opportune time to consider some home improvement upgrades that will let you better manage your HVAC equipment while lowering your monthly expenses.
 
5 common weatherization myths ... busted
Don't get cold feet when it's time to winterize your home - the truth behind common weatherizing myths.
 
Feeling the cold at home and in your wallet? [Infographic]
If you're noticing the cold temperatures inside your home and the dent the energy bill is making in your wallet, check out how spray foam insulation can keep you happier in both areas.
 
Tips to keep tools in top shape
Take care of your valuable home improvement and gardening tools with these tips.
 
Gasp-worthy perils of bad indoor air - and what you can do about them
Poor indoor air quality is nothing to sneeze at. Here's what you can do about some of the unexpected side effects of bad air.
 
 
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