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10 Emergencies Every Homeowner Should Know How to Handle

It’s a law of nature and of home-owning: whatever can go wrong, eventually will. With a bit of preparedness and forethought, though, damage from …

Home Improvement

Genius! How to Make a DIY Dutch Door

Conveniently control the traffic in any room of your house with this two-piece Dutch door.<p>Photo: chriskauffman.blogspot.com<p>Homeowners with furry …

DIY

The 10 Best Accessories You Can Buy for Car

You don't need to mortgage the house to be able to afford a car with the latest bells and whistles. Instead of splurging for a new set of wheels, …

Shopping

All You Need to Know About Shiplap

Shiplap can add rustic charm to any blank wall. Learn more about the trendy wooden planks and how you can install them in your own home.<p>Photo: …

Woodworking

9 Ways to DIY a Dresser on a Dime

Dressers do a lot more than just hold our T-shirts and workout pants—they can also add character to the bedroom. If you just can’t find what you’re …

DIY

20 Beautiful Homes Hiding in America's Most Affordable Cities

From Pittsburgh to Kansas City, the most economical cities in America are also home to some of the most extravagant abodes standing today. For proof, …

Houses

DIY Bathroom Storage for Cleaning Tools

What bathroom couldn't benefit from a little extra storage, especially for the unsightly stash of cleaning supplies? Build this sleek cabinet, and …

Woodworking

Weekend Projects: 5 Designs for a DIY Door

At its core, a door's construction is mostly the same; learn to build one, and you can fashion as many as your home h...

Home

10 Easy Hacks to Fix a Squeaky Bed

The sign of an old box spring is a bed that just won’t stop squeaking when all you’re trying to do is catch a bit of shut-eye. Instead of rushing out …

Woodworking

Here’s What Your Favorite Houseplants Look Like in the Wild

Truth be told, all houseplants were wild at some point in time, until humans decided to bring them indoors to grow for food or medicinal purposes—and …

Gardening

The 6 Kitchen Design Trends Set to Dominate 2017

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Design

14 Unusual Uses for Vaseline

Look in pretty much any medicine cabinet and you’ll probably find a tub of Vaseline. The gelatinous substance—also known by the generic term …

The Best Organizers You Can Buy for Under $5, $15, and $25

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Shopping

7 Ways to Avoid Winter's Worst Home Disaster

The big freeze has many homeowners scrambling for insulation and space heaters. But some of the most important areas to examine in the home are the …

Shopping for the Best Standing Desk

Don’t just sit there! Learn everything you need to know about these workplace wonders that may help you stay healthy on the job.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>…

Interior Design

Modern Furniture You Can Make with Most Unexpected Materials

Ben Uyeda of Homemade Modern is an architect, blogger, and maker. And some of his most incredible creations are projects you can DIY in your own home …

DIY

10 Insanely Creative Shelves You Can DIY

Why not DIY shelves to hold hardcovers, collectibles, or home office supplies? Better yet, tackle DIY shelves that are as eye-catching as the items …

DIY

10 U.S. Towns That Are Older Than America

For history lovers, nothing beats the old-time charm and architectural wonder of America’s oldest towns. These settlements are hundreds of years old, …

United States

Small Miracles: 9 Amazing Home Repair Products

Home maintenance is a constant reality for homeowners and renters alike, but it doesn’t have to be painful. If you keep the right products on hand, …

Home Improvement

21 Crazy But True Facts About the White House

Although the memorable speeches, grand state dinners, and other important events that have taken place at the White House have been well documented …

The White House

13 Unusual Tips for Your Cleanest Bathroom Ever

Few chores are as perennial as cleaning the bathroom. The loo probably gets more use per square foot than any other space in the house. As a result, …

Bathrooms

6 Steps to a Cozy Winter Home

When plummeting temperatures and cruel storms combine to make the outdoors forbidding, everyone takes refuge indoors. There's only one potential …

Thermostats

Liven Up Your Winter Porch with 8 Cold-Loving Plants

A spot of color and life on your front porch can ease the winter doldrums. So dust off your gardening gear and pot up a couple cold hardy containers. …

Gardening

10 Chores You Only Have to Tackle Once This Year

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Design

Discount Appliances - Buyer's Guide

If you’re in the market for a major home appliance this year, strategize to save with these secrets for savvy shopping.<p>Photo: fotosearch.com<p>If your …

Domestic Technology

10 Housekeeping Habits to Adopt in the New Year

Your hardworking home deserves just as much of a fresh start as you do, doesn't it? Why not make this the year? Inspired by January's spirit of …

Self-improvement

How to Make Newspaper Logs

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! You can green-up your winter by recycling your old news into economical paper logs to fuel your fireplace or …

How-To's

10 Unexpected Uses for Table Salt

It's an integral part of every meal, but ordinary table salt can do a lot more than add flavor to your food. From cleaning to winter maintenance, …

Spices

DIY Sled - 5 Ways to Make Yours

Whether you're planning on tackling bunny hills or serious slopes this season, there's a DIY sled built for the ride. Check out these five favorites, …

DIY

Buy or DIY: 8 Instant Seating Ideas for a Full House

When entertaining a crowd it's important to have plenty of snacks, lots of ice and, above all, ample seating. However, all those extra chairs can …