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World's first rechargeable proton battery requires zero lithium

Scientists have created the world’s first working rechargeable proton battery. It’s designed as an environmentally friendly alternative to lithium …

How to fit skirting board | Ideas Advice

Top tip - Removing old skirting<p>If you're prising away old skirting, be careful not to damage the adjacent plaster. Tap the blade of a bolster chisel …

Make Your Own Set of Wool Dryer Balls!

I don’t think I’m the only person out there who feels this way, so I might as well just say it … I hate doing laundry. I hate it so much that the …

15 Ways to Refresh Your White Bathroom With Style

White, such a crisp, fresh, clean color. It’s no wonder that so many people choose it when they give rooms a makeover. But sometimes, when a space …

Home Decorating

The $25 Lighting Hack That Transformed My Kitchen (And Didn’t Require an Electrician)

This brilliant idea will give your kitchen a cozy glow.<p>In any space, you want to have a mix of multiple types of lighting: Ambient light (usually …

30 Easy Breakfasts Fit for a Crowd

These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.<p>Cooking for a crowd? We’ve got the best big breakfasts for your bulk baking. We’ve …

The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture

We're big fans of IKEA hacks and upgrades so we're completely in favor of adding a little personality with paint. But not all IKEA furniture is …

Socktoberfest: 4 Ways to Cast-on Toe-Up Socks

Maybe you like to use every yard of sock yarn. Perhaps you want to try on your socks as you go. Or it could be that Kitchener stitch gives you hives. …

Knitting

A quick guide to buying the best kitchen appliances

<b>Renovating your kitchen? Or are you simply looking to update some of your appliances? Read this handy guide to help you buy the very best for your</b> …

Kitchens

9 Secrets Only Contractors Know

<i>This article originally appeared on Real Simple</i><p>Q: What are the most common mistakes people make when choosing a contractor?<p><b>A:</b> Number one: choosing …

Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Grout

You’ll be grouting like a pro in no time<p>So your tiles are installed in a perfect grid or chevron pattern. Now it’s time to finish up the job with an application of grout. While it’s certainly not the most luxurious material you’ll use in a renovation, grout plays a big role in the final look of …

10 Easy and Budget-Friendly DIY Side Table Ideas to Try Out

DIY projects can become an obsession of sorts once you get a hang of them. When it comes to DIY décor, the benefits are several fold. For starters, …

29 Budget-Friendly Sites To Find Cheap Home Decor

Because nobody needs to know how much you pay for toss pillows and wall art.<p>Though there are loads of sites to snag discount furniture, it seems finding cheap and inexpensive home decor is its own unique challenge.<p>From finding cheap rugs and expensive-looking coffee tables, to snagging affordable …

How the Low FODMAP Diet Changed My Life

The elimination diet that got my digestion — and life — back on track.<p>For as long as I can remember, I’ve had “tummy troubles.” Now, let’s be honest. Digestive distress isn’t something fun to bring up at a dinner party or on a date. If you suffer from stomach problems like me, you’ve probably spent …

Wellness

How To Paint Wood Kitchen Cabinets with White Paint

Painting your kitchen cabinets is the single most transformative thing you can do to your kitchen without a gut renovation. And, if you do it …

Overwintering Herbs

I've enjoyed harvesting fresh basil, parsley, and fennel from my garden all summer. Now that fall has arrived, it's easy to forget about those fresh …

Gardening

How to Sew a Button: Your 60-Second Guide | The Art of Manliness

You might think that sewing isn’t a manly skill, and rely on your mom or wife to replace buttons for you when they’ve popped off a shirt or pair of …

Selecting a Sweater Size

One of the best parts about hand making garments is that they may be customized to your individual body shape and your personal style. Before …

Knitting

Truly Transformative Under $100 Bathroom Improvements

$100 is a perfect amount. It's enough of a splurge to make a big difference in a room. You can create a focal point, cover something extremely ugly, …

Bathroom features that add the most value to your property

When you're thinking about selling your property, it's always good to know how you can get the highest selling price possible. Here, we are focusing …

20 Clever Ways to Organize a Small Laundry Room

It's all about making your walls work harder.<p>If your space is more like a "laundry closet" or "laundry corner," take note. These ideas will help you maximize your space to make it more streamlined and efficient.

The Best Primer for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Painting your kitchen cabinets is easy — it's all the prep that goes into it that's hard. Removing the doors (and getting everything labeled so you …

How Much Will It Cost to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

To DIY or not to DIY? That is the question. That is almost always the question. You can certainly paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. As long as …

10 Bathroom Plants That Will Jazz Up Your Space and Purify the Air

A bathroom is one area of the house (like the laundry room) that we often don't think about when we're buying beautiful home decor. You go in and do …

Laundry Rooms

Small bathroom ideas to optimise your tiny space

If you have a small bathroom don't worry, we've got plenty of small bathroom ideas for you. No matter how compact your room, we have a chic design to …

Interior Design

Companion planting: A visual guide to the best plant combos

This is a great natural way to get the most from your vegetables and plants<p>Gardening is a great way to spend your spare time, especially in the …

Taihi: A Kitchen Composter with a Japanese Twist

Taihi is a kitchen compost bin that provides users with a clean, smell-free and easy to use method to deal with household waste. This final year …

Gardening

26 fantastic ideas for small kitchens

Small kitchens can seem like massive inconveniences, but in reality, they can be wonderfully stylish spaces that exude charm and functionality in …

Kitchens

Should You Make Biweekly Mortgage Payments?

When you buy a home with a mortgage, your payments are due monthly by default. In an effort to pay off their mortgages faster and pay less in …

Personal Finance

Our 15 Favorite Fabulous Online Sources for Rugs

A rug has the power to completely transform a room like few other home decor items, but they can be a bit of a headache to shop for considering there …