LifeStyle: Home & Garden

Leak Detectors: Your Best Bet to Ward Off Water Woes

Friday  01:01,   20 october 2017
Bob Vila

Your home represents your single greatest investment, and you treat it accordingly by taking precautions to safeguard against any number of worst-case scenarios. You arm the security system on your way out the door, and you also make a habit of[...]

10 Ways to Make a Small Bathroom Look Bigger

Wednesday  22:40,   18 october 2017
Zillow

Can't knock down walls? No problem! Work a little design magic to make even the tiniest bathroom feel spacious.Bring in as much light as possible. Light, bright rooms always feel more spacious than dark and drab[...]

There Is a Right Way to Clean Your Smelly Garbage Disposal

Tuesday  23:03,   17 october 2017
Southern Living

If there’s a horrible stench in your kitchen, chances are it’s coming from the sink—or, the garbage disposal to put it more accurately. It’s no secret the garbage disposal is an indispensable kitchen appliance. Not only does it shred food scraps[...]

14 Ultrafunctional Ideas to Steal for Your Entryway

Tuesday  18:20,   17 october 2017
Bob Vila

First impressions are the most lasting. Ensure that your home makes a memorable one by designing an entryway that features dazzling decor, functional furnishings, bold lighting fixtures, and smart storage solutions.  Photo:[...]

How to Fix a Door That Keeps Sticking

Thursday  01:25,   12 october 2017
Architectural Digest

You just had to shove your shoulder against the basement door for the umpteenth time to budge it open. During this hellish process, you probably thought to yourself, Why does everything have to be so hard?! Guess what? It doesn't. Your old[...]

Should You Wash Dish Towels With Your Regular Laundry?

Tuesday  23:03,   10 october 2017
Southern Living

Everyone knows the kitchen is the heart of the home. But it would be nothing without the proper cookware, utensils, and appliances. Rounding out this list of essential kitchen accoutrements are dish towels. These colorful and patterned utilitarian[...]

Up or Down? Which Way Do You Load Your Silverware in the Dishwasher?

Tuesday  23:01,   10 october 2017
Southern Living

Of all the things you have to worry about on any given day, the last thing you want to think about is how to properly load the dishwasher. Not to mention, who has time to pull out the directions or manual every time you want your dishes and[...]

Why You Should Never Store Firewood Inside—No Matter How Cute It Looks

Monday  20:56,   09 october 2017
Country Living

Sure, it's trendy, but how do you keep the bugs at bay?Similarly, we've seen homeowners repurpose built-in bookshelves and crates or utilize empty space under benches for their logs. You can even buy decorative steel log hoops or firewood racks[...]

DIY Bath Bombs: Calming Lavender, Gemstones, and Mermaid Capsules

Friday  20:37,   06 october 2017
Real Simple

If you’d like to whip up some soothing lavender bath bombs, but your kids would flip for the sparkly mermaid variety, you can make both types from the same bath bomb base. If you’d like to whip up some soothing lavender bath bombs, but your [...]

This Couple Built an Adorable 80-Square-Foot Guest Cabin for Just $700

Friday  20:22,   06 october 2017
Country Living

Welcome to the world's most adorable backyard getaway.Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett constructed this pint-size getaway as a guest house on the grounds of their home in Missoula, Montana. Tiny house builder Derek "Deek"[...]

How To: Protect Plants from Frost

Wednesday  22:35,   04 october 2017
Bob Vila

Unexpected early fall and late spring frosts—periods when outside temperatures go below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit)—often catch home gardeners off-guard, nipping tender fruit buds, cutting short vegetable harvests, and killing houseplants that[...]

Help! How Do You Remove Stains from Stainless Steel?

Tuesday  21:36,   03 october 2017
PureWow

You love your toaster/food processor/KitchenAid mixer. But those pesky fingerprint marks and ugly brown spots? Not so much. Here, three easy ways to get rid of stains from your stainless-steel appliances. (Psst…these tricks also work to keep your[...]

4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall

Tuesday  01:13,   03 october 2017
Zillow

Grab your hearty soup recipes, decorative pie plates, and favorite cookbooks. Fall is here, and with just a little effort you can get your kitchen ready to make the most of it.Try these four tips to create a cozier kitchen for[...]

Why This 13-Year-Old Built His Own Tiny House in His Parents' Backyard

Monday  22:07,   02 october 2017
Country Living

Talk about having independence!At 13 years old, Luke Thill from Dubuque, Iowa, built the small structure from scratch for only $1,500, which he paid for doing odd jobs including cutting lawns and cleaning out garages, the Miami Heraldreports. Like[...]

Solved! Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Saturday  01:40,   30 september 2017
Bob Vila

If you pore over the energy bill each and every month but rarely give a thought to your water heater, you're missing something critical: there's a direct relationship between the two. Believe it or not, the average household devotes more[...]