What to Do If You Run Out of Dishwasher Detergent
If your dishwasher is already full and you need a good substitute, here are some options.
Mar 26, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning AirPods (And What to Do About that Gross Earwax)
After countless commutes, you might wonder: Do I need to clean something that sits so close to my ear drum? The short answer is yes. The long answer is yeeesssssssssss.
Mar 3, 2020
5 Attic Remodels That Will Convince You to Make Use of Your Wasted Space
Inspiring ideas for one of the most commonly neglected areas of the home.
Feb 16, 2020
10 Sweet and Simple DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas
These easy projects will fill your home with a whole lot of love.
Feb 3, 2020
9 Time-Saving Tricks Only Pro Painters Know (Until Now)
Make your next paint job a breeze with these expert tips.
Jan 27, 2020
4 Cleaning Tips You Need to Know If You Have Stainless Steel Appliances
Though you might be tempted to grab a bottle of cleaning solution, give your appliances a quick swipe, and call it a day, the wrong technique can actually damage some of your home’s most expensive machines.
Jan 25, 2020
7 Dangerous Things Your Plumber Wants You to Stop Doing
Plumbing issues can be a real drain (get it??).
Jan 21, 2020
The Best Under-$200 Tricks We Want to Steal From Before and Afters in 2020
These budget-friendly ideas deserve a place on your list this year.
Jan 13, 2020
You’re Not Washing Your Beauty Blender Enough—Here's the Expert Advice
Without proper care, makeup sponges can harbor bacteria and even mold.
Jan 12, 2020
Everything You Need to Know About Cleaning Hardwood Floors, According to the Experts
To help you avoid a costly mistake, we asked the pros to set the record straight.
Dec 21, 2019
Before and After: The 12 Best Kitchen Redos We Saw in 2019
Looking to cook up some style in your own home? Get inspired by our favorite kitchen redos of the year.
Dec 18, 2019
The Big Kitchen Trends We’ll Keep Seeing in 2019
These aren't going anywhere.
Dec 18, 2019
The 12 Best Bathroom Before & Afters We Saw in 2019
This was a good year for bathrooms. Here, we've got a dozen seriously impressive redos to inspire you.
Dec 16, 2019
The 9 Deadly Sins of Bad Kitchens, According to the Pros
These are the biggest faux pas you can make.
Dec 13, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Granite Countertops
In the market for new granite countertops—or just looking to take care of the ones you have? We have the low-down.
Dec 10, 2019
Before and After: 5 Inspiring Chair Redos, and One Clever IKEA Hack
You'll barely recognize the befores.
Nov 14, 2019
Quick Q: Do I Really Need to Clean My Fireplace?
The answer is about more than just keeping things tidy.
Nov 9, 2019
10 Last-Minute Halloween Decor Items You Can Get at the Dollar Store
Spooky doesn't have to mean spendy! These Halloween picks are budget-friendly and super easy to find at your local dollar store.
Oct 24, 2019
You Only Need Two Supplies for This No-Carve Hobnail Pumpkin
This retro look is so chic—and super easy to make yourself.
Oct 22, 2019
3 No-Carve Pumpkins That You Can Do With Two Supplies
Your easy Halloween decor dreams just came true.
Oct 22, 2019
This Terracotta Jack-o-Lantern Takes Just Two Easy Steps
Your plants want to dress up for Halloween, too.
Oct 22, 2019
How to Create This Year’s Trendiest Pumpkin (No Knife Required)
Happy Terrazzo-ween!
Oct 22, 2019
These Doughnut Pumpkins Are So Cute You’ll Want to Eat Them Up
Mini size, max adorable—and no carving involved!
Oct 22, 2019
7 Home Reno Projects That Aren't Worth the Investment
Not every splurge has a big payoff. Here, experts give advice on which ones to skip if you're hoping to make back your money on resale.
Oct 15, 2019
One Thing You Should Never Do To Your Countertop
Got marble counters? You'll want to read this to avoid future repair costs.
Oct 13, 2019
10 Dangerous Things Your Electrician Wants You to Stop Doing ASAP
Electrical fires are the third leading cause of home structure fires, according to The Electrical Safety Foundation International. But fortunately, there are a variety of preventative measures you can take to help ensure that one doesn’t happen to you.
Sep 12, 2019
The One Thing You Need to Change Right After You Buy A Home
When you finally get your hands on the keys to a new place, there’s lots to do: unpack, decorate, and maybe even renovate. But before you dive into the fun stuff, Redditors say there’s one thing every new homeowner needs to do.
Sep 7, 2019
5 Golden Rules for Designing a Great Living Room
The living room is the every-room. Here's how you should design such a multifaceted space.
Aug 1, 2019
5 Ways to Extend the Life of Everything You Own
Here are five tips for making sure your furniture and appliances keep doing their jobs.
Aug 1, 2019
Millennials Are More Likely to Use Credit Cards for Home Projects. Here’s How to Do It the Right Way
Your house is in desperate need of a new kitchen, but you don’t have the liquid cash to pay for it. If you would choose to put the whole project on your credit card, you're in good company.
Jul 30, 2019
5 Reasons Not to Hack That IKEA Product You’ve Been Thinking About
The truth is, an IKEA hack isn’t always worth your time and effort.
Jul 26, 2019
7 Hidden Costs and Complications of Tiny Houses
Sometimes living small means paying up.
Jun 18, 2019
This Once Widespread Kitchen Feature is Rapidly Losing Popularity
It's going, going, but not quite gone.
Jun 13, 2019
Don’t Make These Common IKEA Kitchen Cabinet Assembly Mistakes
Swapping out your cabinets is one of the easiest ways to give an outdated kitchen the refresh it needs. But this particular item is one of the more expensive elements in a kitchen. Fortunately, there’s a solution: IKEA kitchen cabinets.Though much more affordable, going this route isn’t without challenges. We love IKEA, but readily admit assembly and installation can be rather tricky.
May 6, 2019
What “House Hunters” Didn’t Tell Me About Buying My First Home
“House Hunters” first premiered in 1999 when I was 12 years old. I devoured episode after episode. And since they don’t teach you these practical things in school, I thought I had learned everything there is to know about home buying from the popular HGTV show. But fast forward 18 years: I got married, then pregnant. Suddenly I was eager to trade the nearly-windowless rental basement my husband and I considered home for one we could call our own.
May 3, 2019
Pros Weigh In: These Are The Best Paint Colors For Your Kitchen
Years ago most kitchens were dark and full of autumn tones, like red, gold, and even orange. More recently, those bolder shades have given way to all-white kitchens. Why? Homeowners are building and renovating kitchens to be open to the rest of the floorplan, rather than segmented. “Kitchens have basically become invisible to blend with the rest of the home.
May 3, 2019
The 10 Most Popular Items on Amazon Wedding Registries
You already know you can get just about anything on Amazon, but you might not have realized that many couples are turning to the online giant to create their wedding registries. The benefit of registering on a site like Amazon is obvious: Rather than craft two or three separate registries, you can create one centralized wish-list. You can even add items from other retailers using the site’s universal registry functionality.
May 3, 2019
What Do We Mean When We Talk About Trends? (And Should You Care?)
So tan leather sofas are taking over Instagram and the Beni Ourain rug is in every living room you’ve walked into this summer. So what? Should you care about these trends? For starters, it’s helpful to know the difference between a trend and a fad, says Sarah Fishburne, director of trends and design at The Home Depot: “People sometimes confuse trends and fads. Fads are fast. But trends are typically something that have a lot more longevity.
May 3, 2019
What HGTV Doesn’t Tell You About Flipping Houses
So you want to make a cool $100,000? Popular HGTV shows lead you to believe the secret to getting rich quick is to start flipping houses. From Chip and Joanna Gaines, to Tarek and Christina El Moussa, there are plenty of everyday people making a name for themselves this way. So a few years ago, after I got married, my husband and I said to ourselves: We could totally do this. He works in construction.
May 3, 2019
NBC’s Craft Show Making It is What We All Need in 2018
Making It, hosted by Ron Swanson and Leslie Knope… I mean Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler, has received a lot of comparisons to the Great British Baking Show. And I totally get it: The hosts and judges are there for support and comic relief, not to critique contestants and bicker with one another. Making It is exactly what 2018 needs. Like Poehler says in the intro, “life is stressful enough—let’s make a show that makes you feel good.
May 3, 2019
The Home Buy I Never Leave Trader Joe’s Without
Let me preface this by saying I have never been a flower person. I’ve always told romantic interests to skip the flowers—and meant it. I just don’t see the point in spending disposable income on something that’s so plentiful outdoors and dies as soon as you bring it indoors. Then there’s the whole bit about changing the water and cleaning up rotten stems. For me, you can file flowers under “waste of money.
May 3, 2019
There’s a Reason Why Tile That Looks Like Wood Is So Popular
Love the crisp, clean look of hardwood floors, but know it’s not practical for your space? Or maybe it’s simply out of budget. You could install it anyway (bad idea), you could have a pity party for yourself (no fun), or you could opt for a newly popular style of tile that’s popping up everywhere: porcelain or ceramic “wood” tiles. Why?
May 3, 2019
Designers Reveal the Best Colors to Paint Your Front Door
When guests walk up to your home, the first thing they see is ususally your front door. If it’s chipped and peeling or dull and drab, trust us: Your guests (or potential buyers) are going to notice. The front door is your opportunity to make a great first impression, so it’s important not to treat it as an afterthought, or worse, forget it altogether.
May 3, 2019
The $4 Seasonal Find You Need to Buy at Trader Joe’s This Year
Last year, I found a BOGO coupon for pumpkins at my local nursery. I ended up with four pumpkins valued at $88 for just $44. I felt like I hit the jackpot—my stoop looked great, but I didn’t have to shell out more than my weekly grocery bill for a handful of pumpkins that would only rot in a few week’s time. When I spotted the same coupon in a local flyer this year, I clipped it and set it aside.
May 3, 2019
5 Bathroom Features That Are Falling Out of Favor
Take a look at any new bathroom, and you’ll notice some commonalities: sleek frameless doors rather than curtains or bulky sliding ones, bold statement mirrors in place of traditional medicine cabinets, and even a resurgence of cool colored tiles (think bright blue and emerald green!). But you know what they say: in with the new, out with the old. Just as these design elements fall into favor, others fall out of favor. So what will we see fade into distant memory?
May 3, 2019
Granny Pods are Tiny Houses’ Answer to Nursing Homes
After Millie Donahue’s husband died from Alzheimer’s disease, her health began to decline. She was 80 years old and had congestive heart failure combined with failing kidneys. The doctors told family there was nothing more that could be done. They recommended Millie enter hospice care. Instead, her family took her in. “I brought her into my house for what I thought was the last three months of her life,” says daughter Meg Donahue, founder of MamaSezz.com.
May 3, 2019
17 Gifts Any Clean Freak Will Flip For
Does your mom know every cleaning trick in the book? Does your brother make you take your shoes off the second you walk in his home? Or does your coworker, with the only clutter-free desk on the floor, flee to a private conference room if you so much as sniffle? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, it sounds like you know a neat freak.
May 3, 2019
11 Surprisingly Handy Items We Found at Target’s Dollar Spot
There isn’t much you can get for a dollar; even a pack of gum costs more than that. The cold, hard truth is that a single dollar bill just doesn’t go as far as it used to… unless you know where to look. Enter, Target’s Dollar Spot. You know the old joke: You go into Target for toilet paper and end up with an entire cart full of odds and ends.
May 3, 2019