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New 3 in 1 Roof solar tiles power your house for half the price of a Tesla roof

Tesla is getting all the attention when it comes to solar roofs, but some competitors out there are innovating in ways that even Elon Musk hasn’t …

Tesla

41 Useful AF Products That'll Captivate Every Practical Person

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate …

Shopping

How to Build a Modern Pergola

There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, modern pergola to add value to your home’s exterior. When that pergola is a streamlined, two-toned piece of …

Landscaping

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

Nutrition

Affordable A-frame house can be built by just two people

More like A + frame!<p>Whether it’s a beachside retreat or a cabin in the woods, the A-frame is a special type of building. You might recall the quirky triangle structures from vacations of yore, complete with avocado kitchens and shag carpets. But thanks to Instagram, nostalgia, and the allure of a …

45 Awesome Ideas for How to Decorate Your Wall

If you're working to decorate a tiny space, you're mostly limited by the square footage (or lack thereof). You know what doesn't take up any of that …

Home Tours

World Press Photo Exhibition: The best photographs of the year

The World Press Photo Foundation has announced the nominees for its 2018 awards.<p>Two Australian photographers - Adam Ferguson and Patrick Brown - have …

The Best Settings for Night Photography

Night photography is a fascinating genre of landscape photography. You’re standing outside in total darkness but the camera display shows something …

How to Wire a Light

Trying to wire a light in your home can be intimidating. After all, wiring involves electricity, and electricity can be dangerous. However, by taking …

16 Things All Smart Homeowners Do Once a Year

'Sediment builds up over time at the bottom of the tank, causing corrosion,' says John Bodrozic, co-founder of HomeZada. 'Partially draining it …

20 Modern American Farmhouses That Update Tradition

With a strong connection to the land and a nostalgic silhouette, there's something special about farmhouses that recalls a bygone era.<p>But that doesn't mean they have to be stuck in the olden days. In fact, many architects have created new homes that are inspired by the classic structure, while …

Architecture

These Modern Finnish Cabins Are Actually Prefab Homes

If you're a fan of flexible, affordable upgrades to your current property — like the idea of adding a tiny home or ADU to the backyard — then you're …

Prefab Homes

6 Home Maintenance Tasks You May Not Even Realize You Have to Do

Home maintenance and ownership go hand in hand, so you're no doubt aware that there's plenty you <i>should</i> be doing (hello, gutter cleaning!). Sorry to …

Home Improvement

Got an Empty Wall? 50 Gorgeous Gallery Walls to Try

Gallery walls are a decor trend that seem to be able to stand the test of time and for good reason. Powerful, beautiful, and full of character, these …

Home Decorating

14 Great Sites to Learn Video Editing and Production

Video editing can be very challenging to learn. There are a lot of programs that you can use in your workflow and they are constantly updating along …

Videography

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Wall Art

Filters Explained Part 2: Landscape Photography

When it comes to capturing amazing landscape images, filters are an experienced photographer’s best friend. Learning how – and when – to use these …

Landscape Photography

THIS Is How Easy It Is to Cover Up Nail Holes in Your Wall

Spackle, it exists!<p>If you <i>love</i> the whole lean-your-art trend, and have even toyed with the idea of adding a picture rail so that you can move art around without hammering a new hole, you might have Clavosophobia*, or Fear of Nail Holes in Your Walls. A little secret: You can cover up nail holes …

How To Take Plain Store-Bought Curtains to the Next Level

I'm a firm believer that a window without draperies is a missed decorating opportunity (that is, unless you have beautiful windows that would be …

Sewing

Not Into Open Shelving? You'll Love This New Kitchen Trend

Even as open shelving gets more and more popular, it also accrues more and more criticism from people who just don't like to see all their kitchen …

Interior Design

Home improvement: 6 tips for making a garden overnight

In our increasingly techno-centric and fast-paced society, we find ourselves becoming more and more impatient and less willing to invest a lot of …

10 DIY Projects You Can Pull Off With Sample Cans of Paint

A typical sample can of wall paint—the kind you buy to test out colors before committing—is 8 ounces, can cover up to 16 square feet, and costs just …

Home Depot

16 OTHER Online Stores You Definitely Want to Know About

Oftentimes, I lie awake at night, wondering about all the online home decor stores I might be missing out on for lack of knowing (kidding, I sleep …

Free Shipping

How to Create a Stunning Gallery Wall With Your Own Photos

If the idea of building a gallery wall exhausts you, we have that in common. The entire process — from collecting and framing the art to executing the installation — felt overwhelming when I attempted it on my own. It wasn't until Simply Framed asked me to try its new Print & Frame service that I …

Framing

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Uneven drywall seams, popping nails, cracks or other defects can all surface after a wall is finished and painted. You can easily fix them, but you're probably going to have to re-prime the wall -- and you'll definitely have to paint it again. You use drywall joint compound for almost all drywall …

Home Improvement

22 Modern Prefab Companies That Every Homebuyer Can Rely On

To put it simply, prefab homes are fabulous. Quick to construct and easy to love, prefabs have historically been a favorite throughout the design community.<p>We believe that working with a company that you trust is imperative when building your dream home. Take a look at 22 top-tier, reliable prefab …

Architecture

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

Plants

26 DIY Tips to improve your home

Before you even think about starting a new DIY project, it's vital that you read and cast all of these tips to memory, as we know they will save you …