Home Improvement

Ventless Gas Fireplace: Is It Safe? Read This Before You Buy

A ventless gas fireplace is one without a chimney or vent—and it's an increasingly popular option for cash-strapped homeowners, since installing a …

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This Non-Traditional Hardwood Floor is On the Rise

Here's a non-traditional hardwood floor that deserves a second look: wide planks. These beautifully crafted floors really evoke a sense of warmth and …

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The 3 Best Space Heaters For Large Rooms

If you live in a house (or work in an office) with large, drafty rooms that don't ever seem to warm up, investing in one of the best space heaters …

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30 of the best things you can buy at Target

• <b>Target has a large portfolio of private-label brands.</b>• <b><br>These brands have become key drivers of growth for the business.</b>• <b><br>We put together a selection of the top products available, based on consumer reviews and best-selling lists.</b><p>Target is the king of private label.<p>In 2017, the store launched eight …

Business

How to Hang Curtains: Everything You Need To Know

Why live with bare and boring windows? Learn how to hang curtains to quickly complete your space and add style and privacy<p>Curtains can complete the look of the room and help keep you from being an accidental exhibitionist. (Oh, hi, neighbor!) While any project involving a ladder can feel like a …

Home Decorating

'Trading Spaces' Star Paige Davis Throws Shade at Joanna Gaines, and Homegirl Needs to Take. A. Seat.

Shots fired! During Friday's Television Critics Association press tour, a journalist asked a panel of stars from Trading Spaces — which is being …

Chip Gaines

How To Get The Biggest Tax Break When You Sell Your Home

<i>Millions of Americans sell their homes each year. Whether they’re moving for a new job, retiring or downsizing, the fact is that for many they’re cashing in their biggest financial asset. That can incur a hefty tax bill. But Dan and Maureen Crimmins, the delightful couple who run</i> <i>Crimmins Wealth</i> …

Real Estate

House Works: Your questions on drying logs, wood siding, cracked windowsills

Drying logs for turningQ: What’s the best way to store and season round, fresh oak logs 12″ to 18″ long for wood turning on a lathe later?A: It’s …

Home

Before and After: Coastal-Inspired Kitchen Makeover

Knocking through to a bedroom gave the owner the perfect open-plan space for a relaxed, coastal kitchen-diner<p>The owner had been thinking about …

Houses

We Tested a Fine Art Doppelgänger Finder on Our Favorite Celebrities

Who doesn't love doppelgängers? There are few things more fascinating than finding an unrelated person who looks so similar to yourself — or to …

Prince William

You can now get Tone It Up products at Target

Target has found its (pretty simple) winning formula: Find something that’s beloved but relatively hard to get your hands on and bring it to the …

Lifestyle

How subway tile became the go-to solution for farmhouse chic

It’s Season 4, Episode 11 of HGTV’s smash hit, “Fixer Upper,” and Joanna Gaines is walking her husband, Chip, through her vision to transform an abandoned, turn-of-the-century flower shop in Waco, Tex., into a Parisian-inspired cupcake cafe.<p>The camera pans across a dilapidated interior, featuring …

Lifestyle

How to wrap pipes right

Exposed pipes -- both in the attic and outside the home -- are vulnerable to freezing when it gets very cold outside, says home expert Tom Tynan, …

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The MoneySavingExpert trick to keep your house warm AND save you money

As Birmingham experiences the chill of winter, we're all looking for ways to keep warm.<p>But many of us during the colder months will be trying to make …

Birmingham, UK

Kevin O'Connor reveals how to get your home on 'This Old House'

When <i>This Old House</i> host Kevin O’Connor takes the main stage at the Philadelphia Home Show this weekend, he’ll represent the OG of home renovations …

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Vinyl Tape and PVC Cement

Sign up for eletters today and get the latest how-to from Fine Homebuilding, plus special offers.<p>I use vinyl electrical tape for all sorts of things, …

Home Building

Stubborn hair dye stain on the shower floor? It may be something worse.

<i>Q: Our shower floor has discolored, probably from rinsing out hair color. We’ve tried everything — bleach, vinegar, Soft Scrub — and nothing makes a difference. The floor is only seven years old, so we really don’t want to replace it! Do you have any suggestions?</i><p><b>Fairfax Station</b><p><b>A:</b> The stains …

Lifestyle

This Cold House: 18 Ways to Keep You and Your Home Warm Without Big Energy Bills

Like many American households, we dealt with some seriously cold weather over the last week or two. We had multiple school delays and closings …

Home

How restoring your windows could be better than replacing them

A Holland College student is testing a new way to make old windows new again, making the case for refurbishing them — not replacing them.<p>Sydney …

Home

How Home Depot Is Using Big Data to Gain a Big Advantage

Home Depot is using big data to tailor each shopping experience, from the marketing to the purchase, to the individual customer's wants and</b> …

Investing

6 ways to warm up your kitchen or bath with wood accents

Want to warm up your home? See how these different applications of wood can add warmth to your kitchen or bath.<p><b>Kitchen</b><p><b>Generous wood detailing.</b> You …

Renovations

Feminists are Now Stupidly Promoting Shaming Pregnant Women to Fight Overpopulation and Climate Change

Every now and again you come across something so stupid that you have trouble gathering your thoughts about it. The stupid that I’m currently trying …

Conservative View

'Fixer Upper' Co-Star Takes on Next Big Project — Himself

Chip and Joanna Gaines’ baby on the way isn’t the only thing the “Fixer Upper” dad is looking forward to in 2018. On January 10, Chip announced he’ll …

Joanna Gaines

Ask Angie's List: How can insulation keep my heating bills down?

Insulation plays an important role in keeping your house cool in summer and warm in winter. But because of its passive nature, it's easy to forget …

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Vapor Permeance

Terms such as “vapor barrier” or “vapor retarder” are familiar to most of us, even though we may not be completely clear on their differences. They …

Renovations

Design Recipes: 10 ways to protect your home against winter elements

With bitter cold temperatures gripping much of the country in recent weeks, what are the best ways to properly prepare your home for winter? Whether …

Lifestyle

Plumber: Beverage faucet for bar sink

Q: Dear Ed: I especially liked your past article on beverage faucets that deliver refreshing filtered water to a kitchen sink for cooking. Well, if a …

Lifestyle

Why Doing It Yourself Might Not Be the Best Idea When It Comes to Plumbing

Being a working mother, you are probably used to minor calamities and catastrophes that come in the course of the day, whether related to your kids …

Lifestyle

Ellen Pompeo Lists Her Hamptons Home For $3.8M

Celebrity house-flipper and TV doctor Ellen Pompeo of <i>Grey's Anatomy</i> fame is at it again — this time, listing her newly renovated "modern farmhouse" …

Houses

Conserving heat – and saving money – at home is easier than you think

As yet another chill-inducing, sub-zero cold spell returns to Toronto this week, there’s no time like the present to figure out how to stay warm at …

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