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7 House Plants For Allergies That Can Help Clear The Air Around You

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, you know that pollen and air pollution can aggravate your symptoms — and no one with allergies wants more …

Plants

7 Houseplants With the Most Unique Leaves We've Ever Seen

Sure, an indoor jungle would be nice, but if you only have space for a few plants in your home, make them ones that are especially striking. These …

Plants

How to stop slugs eating young plants

Slugs are active all year, but they’re a particular problem in spring, when there’s plenty of young growth for them to eat.<p>Advertisement<p>Tell-tale …

Gardening

This Stitch in Time Saves You From Having to Re-Do Your Shower — Weekend Projects

With so many home maintenance tasks that "should" be done, it's inevitable that a few go by the wayside for a bit longer than is ideal. Sometimes …

Pets

10 Ways To Use Steel Wool That Are Borderline Genius

Steel wool isn't exactly a jack-of-all-trades item. It's bristle-y, scratchy, and abrasive, and that's what most of its uses involve: sanding wood …

Lifehacks

12 Home Projects Designers Say Pay For Themselves Over Time

You don't have to spend big bucks to make a big impact on your space.<p>It's normal to get the itch to update your home, <i>especially</i> when new trends are cropping up every day. But, sadly, even DIY renovations aren't free. So we asked some of our go-to designers which projects are worth the investment.

Home Improvement

14 Absolutely Perfect Paint Colors Designers Love

Choosing paint colors for your home is a big deal: Nothing sets the tone for a space like the color on the walls. So deciding what paint color to …

Home Decorating

These are the best robot mops according to Amazon reviews

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

This Bidet Toilet Seat Not Only Cleaned My Butt, It Changed My Life

After using the Bemis Renew Plus Bidet Cleansing Spa, how could I ever go back to toilet paper?<p>By<p>Mar 09 2018, 6:27 PM<p>I was deep in a lavatory idyll …

How to Choose the Right Caulk for Any Surface

Seal the gaps.<p>Caulk is used to create a waterproof or insulating seal between building materials. Examples where caulk is used to fill a gap include: between a tub and tile, countertop and backsplash, or window and frame. Although applications may seem similar, the key to a successful seal is to …

Fix Anything With This Handy Repair Tool

Things break — it’s just a fact of life. When said broken things are cracked windshields, exposed wires, or gap in a walls, your typical wrench and …

The Fastest Way to Make Your House Smell Amazing

The holiday season means lots of things, namely food, celebrations and the arrival of guests. We bet you’ve tidied up the living room and prepped the …

Living Rooms

Houseplants that clean the air of carcinogens

You know that rumor that plants can improve your air quality? Turns out it’s totally true.<p>A 1989 study by NASA tested common house plants to see if they could remove harmful chemicals from the air. Scientists put plants in sealed chambers and pumped in benzene, formaldehyde, and …

Houseplants

Now This Is How to Decorate a Small Bathroom

Small bathrooms are both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it can make it challenging to navigate and organize—but on the other, with just a …

Learn How to Grow and Care for Succulents

Succulents seem custom-made for indoor gardeners. These hardy plants can thrive for long periods in poor conditions. But given proper care, …

5 Delicious Dishes That Cook Themselves While You're at Work

Imagine leaving the house for work in the morning and coming home to gourmet food ready for you and your family to enjoy for dinner. Nope, this isn't …

Slow Cookers

10 Paint Colors With Cult Followings

Choosing a paint color can be overwhelming. Yet, for all of the thousands of colors out there, a handful have become revered go-tos that we see used …

Home Decorating

Details To Make You Really Love Your Current Bathroom

It's surprising what a difference a nice bathroom makes. Unfortunately, many renters (like myself), have to work with whatever setup our leased homes …

New Orleans

Air-Purifying House Plants for the Home

01<p>of 15<p>House Plant Therapy<p>Improve your well being by decorating your home with healing plants. Green plants can help set the mood for a more pleasing …

Plants

Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

Raspberry Pi

Find Real Estate, Homes for Sale, Apartments & Houses for Rent - realtor.com®

× It looks like Cookies are disabled in your browser. For the best experience, please enable cookies when using our site.<p>Blocked IP Address<p>Your IP …

Real Estate

8 Modern Farmhouse Porch Ideas to Steal From Joanna Gaines

We so love modern farmhouse design that we've outfitted all of our interiors in the charming style. And now we're ready to move on to the outside of our homes, specifically to our front porches where we hope to spend the long Summer days enjoying the warm weather. Who better to inspire our modern …

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

Woodworking

Color Cheat Sheet: The 15 Most Perfect Gray Paint Colors

Picking paint is no easy feat. First, you have to decide what color family you want to grace your walls. "A dark blue? Maybe a bright green? Oh wait, …

Home Decorating

How Much a Home Reno Should Really Cost and 6 Other Contractor Secrets

As it is with mechanics, so it goes with remodelers: collaborating with an honest, trustworthy professional is absolutely crucial. Trying to find a good remodeler can be daunting and anxiety-provoking, so one professional, Dan Bawden, took to Reddit recently to answer the burning questions of …

This iPhone App Can Identify Pantone Colors From the Real World

Cone is a beautifully designed iOS app that uses the phone’s camera to pick Pantone colors from the world around you.<p>The $2.49 app samples colors …

The Sophisticated New Tile Trend We Can't Get Enough Of

I'm very into tile. I have favorite kinds of tile. I watch tile trends. I have joked about starting a blog called 'Tile Therapy', but it is not …

Interior Design

These Are the Most Beautiful Shower Doors We've Ever Seen

French doors are making their way to the bathroom.<p>For decades, French doors have been incredibly popular with homeowners and designers alike (just ask Joanna Gaines!). They're functional, elegant-looking and provide plenty of natural light, so it's no wonder they've become a country home staple.<p>But …

Home Depot

Beautiful Rooms With a Modern Farmhouse Style

(Image credit: Cambria USA)<p>In a survey of over 1,000 Americans, the team at Next Day Blinds found that the #1 home trend of 2017 was "Modern …

Interior Design

The Secret to Kitchens & Bathrooms That Will Never Go Out of Style

As Nancy pointed out recently, there are some kitchen design choices that never go out of style — retro SMEG fridges and farmhouse sinks fall firmly …

Kitchens