Home Maintenance & Tips

July 18, 2022

Oops! My 4 Biggest Regrets Building Our Dream House From the Ground Up


The idea of building your own home is a bucket-list dream for many of us. Imagine: You get to customize it to your needs and tastes—whether that means a classic rocking-chair porch out front or a hot tub in back—and watch your personal palace take shape, right in front ...

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May 23, 2022

The Proper Rules and Etiquette for Flying the American Flag

Here's how to properly adhere to U.S. flag code when flying Old Glory at home.

Displaying an American flag is a great way to show off your love for our country. However, your act of patriotism can quickly become (unintentionally) disrespectful if you're unaware of an important ...

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April 25, 2022

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

12 Small Updates With Big Impact in a Bathroom

These mini makeovers are the easiest, breeziest ways to refresh your space.

Leveling up your bathroom might sound like a huge undertaking, but the truth is, giving this space a new look you love doesn't have to mean a major ...

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April 11, 2022

10 Gardening Hacks That Save Money, Time, Messes, and More


Think you’ve got a black thumb, and no amount of gardening advice can help keep your plants from meeting untimely demises?  We’re here to say that growing flowers and veggies is definitely an art, but it’s one you can learn fast with a few shortcuts—aka gardening hacks.  ...

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March 21, 2022

Here’s Your Pre-Spring Outdoor Cleanup Checklist

Make these easy fixes to your exterior areas now so you're ready to enjoy leisurely dinners on the deck later.

Even if you didn't get any snow, winter can do a number on your home. Once the cold weather tapers off and the ground starts to soften, it’s ...

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Jan. 24, 2022

4 Essential Tips for Updating Your Kitchen Countertops

Countertops can make or break a kitchen. Over time, any well-used work surface for meal prep, dining, and cleanup endures normal wear and tear. But if your countertops have seen better days and you’re feeling stuck in a kitchen design rut, it might be time for an upgrade.  “Countertops ...

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Jan. 10, 2022

Color Trends 2022 & Color of the Year: A Complete List

Chances are, your living room is one of the most frequented spots in your home—and with good reason. It's a spot where you can entertain friends and family, or just kick back and watch TV on your day off. Naturally, the color palette you choose for this space is ...

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Oct. 18, 2021

6 Ways To Insulate Your Drafty Windows (When New Ones Aren’t in the Budget)

Stop us if this sounds familiar: Your thermostat is hiked up to 74 degrees, you’re covered in blankets, you’ve donned your fuzziest socks—and your house still feels cold.  The likely culprit: Drafty windows. Whether they’re old as dirt or just not energy-efficient, windows that let in cold air not ...

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Sept. 13, 2021

10 Practical Kitchen Improvement Projects Based on How Much Time You Have


Whether you’re a professional-level home cook or a take-out fanatic who uses the oven to store shoes, the design and function of your kitchen is very important. No matter its square footage or number of built-in features, the kitchen plays a big part in how you live at home ...

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June 21, 2021

Backyard Renovation?!


How much does a backyard renovation cost?  It's a question that many homeowners ponder if they're on the verge of upgrading their yard from an overgrown thicket to a beautifully landscaped oasis.  But how much money should you budget for this project?  According to ...

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