Home and garden
What is “good quality potting mix”?
As many homeowners move to living smaller in tiny houses, accessory dwelling units and mobile homes, the sleeper sofa has taken on new importance regarding space-saving needs.
I grew up in an older home with an attic. I love storing things up there. When I watch new homes being built, all I see are trusses with all sorts of cross supports that make it impossible to have an attic.
If you’ve ever attempted a DIY project at home, only to be disappointed by the results, you’ve got lots of company. That’s the takeaway from a survey by Improvenet.com, which recently queried 2,000 Americans about their DIY experiences.
For a rotting shed, restoration may be in the cards.
Paint and supply companies Clare and Backdrop both launched in 2018 with splashy e-commerce sites, social media feeds and similar price points to their bricks-and-mortar competitors. Perhaps most notably, in lieu of providing flimsy paint cards, the companies sell generously sized, self-adhesive color swatches for less than the cost of a sample can.
While it’s always best to defer to the manufacturer about exactly how to install a greenhouse kit, you’ll never go wrong adding a liberal dose of common sense.
Not considered bland, boring or low end, these days white is a popular and desired choice for homeowners looking for a timeless and elegant look and a neutral palette.
Recent innovations make it easier than ever to live a green lifestyle without sacrificing style.
With the debut of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” cleverly released on Jan. 1 for those seeking a reset in the new year, she has quickly emerged as a cultural and social media sensation. Good luck trying to evade the before-and-after Instagram photos of newly organized sock drawers. The buzz has lifted Kondo to meme-level celebrity, the modern marker of relevancy. Her “spark joy” concept even appeared on posters at last week’s women’s marches.
If you are like Sheryl and really love your shed shed, we want to hear from you.
From ruby to rich burgundy, red is a powerful accent color when used purposefully in a space. One key design tip to remember is that it isn’t taboo to mix shades and tones of red. So where to begin? Here are some design recipes tips to help get you started.
Never allow grease to go down a drain. It solidifies and will clog drain pipes. Same goes for flour and egg mixtures into your kitchen sink drains.
The trouble is that in many locations well drilling is mostly chance.
Heating bills are looming large. Check out these five tips to quickly cut your energy costs without sacrificing comfort.
Not only can a good doormat keep your floors cleaner, it can be part of your allergy-fighting plan.
From artwork to accessories, look for fine details to help make individual spaces stand out.
The only thing harder than setting a realistic remodeling budget is sticking to it. The secret? Knowing when to splurge and when to save. Here are top picks for each category from pros.
Is it possible to build a multi-story home with no, or few, interior bearing walls or beams? Sure is.
It’s important to realize that vapor is very hard to stop. That’s why it’s best to call the products vapor retarders, not vapor barriers. I can tell you unequivocally they’re fantastic products, and I’d use them in my house in certain areas all the time and in other places sometimes.
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