LifeStyle: Home & Garden

14 Ultrafunctional Ideas to Steal for Your Entryway

Tuesday  18:20,   17 october 2017

First impressions are the most lasting. Ensure that your home makes a memorable one by designing an entryway that features dazzling decor, functional furnishings, bold lighting fixtures, and smart storage solutions.  Photo:...[...]

How to Fix a Door That Keeps Sticking

Thursday  01:25,   12 october 2017

You just had to shove your shoulder against the basement door for the umpteenth time to budge it open. During this hellish process, you probably thought to yourself, Why does everything have to be so hard?! Guess what? It doesn't. Your old...[...]

Should You Wash Dish Towels With Your Regular Laundry?

Tuesday  23:03,   10 october 2017

Everyone knows the kitchen is the heart of the home. But it would be nothing without the proper cookware, utensils, and appliances. Rounding out this list of essential kitchen accoutrements are dish towels. These colorful and patterned utilitarian...[...]

Up or Down? Which Way Do You Load Your Silverware in the Dishwasher?

Tuesday  23:01,   10 october 2017

Of all the things you have to worry about on any given day, the last thing you want to think about is how to properly load the dishwasher. Not to mention, who has time to pull out the directions or manual every time you want your dishes and...[...]

Why You Should Never Store Firewood Inside—No Matter How Cute It Looks

Monday  20:56,   09 october 2017

Sure, it's trendy, but how do you keep the bugs at bay?Similarly, we've seen homeowners repurpose built-in bookshelves and crates or utilize empty space under benches for their logs. You can even buy decorative steel log hoops or firewood racks...[...]

DIY Bath Bombs: Calming Lavender, Gemstones, and Mermaid Capsules

Friday  20:37,   06 october 2017

If you’d like to whip up some soothing lavender bath bombs, but your kids would flip for the sparkly mermaid variety, you can make both types from the same bath bomb base. If you’d like to whip up some soothing lavender bath bombs, but your...[...]

This Couple Built an Adorable 80-Square-Foot Guest Cabin for Just $700

Friday  20:22,   06 october 2017

Welcome to the world's most adorable backyard getaway.Photographer Alla Ponomareva and her husband Garrett constructed this pint-size getaway as a guest house on the grounds of their home in Missoula, Montana. Tiny house builder Derek "Deek"...[...]

How To: Protect Plants from Frost

Wednesday  22:35,   04 october 2017

Unexpected early fall and late spring frosts—periods when outside temperatures go below freezing (32 degrees Fahrenheit)—often catch home gardeners off-guard, nipping tender fruit buds, cutting short vegetable harvests, and killing houseplants that...[...]

Help! How Do You Remove Stains from Stainless Steel?

Tuesday  21:36,   03 october 2017

You love your toaster/food processor/KitchenAid mixer. But those pesky fingerprint marks and ugly brown spots? Not so much. Here, three easy ways to get rid of stains from your stainless-steel appliances. (Psst…these tricks also work to keep your...[...]

4 Ways to Cozy Up Your Kitchen for Fall

Tuesday  01:13,   03 october 2017

Grab your hearty soup recipes, decorative pie plates, and favorite cookbooks. Fall is here, and with just a little effort you can get your kitchen ready to make the most of it.Try these four tips to create a cozier kitchen for...[...]

Why This 13-Year-Old Built His Own Tiny House in His Parents' Backyard

Monday  22:07,   02 october 2017

Talk about having independence!At 13 years old, Luke Thill from Dubuque, Iowa, built the small structure from scratch for only $1,500, which he paid for doing odd jobs including cutting lawns and cleaning out garages, the Miami Heraldreports. Like...[...]

Solved! Storage Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Saturday  01:40,   30 september 2017

If you pore over the energy bill each and every month but rarely give a thought to your water heater, you're missing something critical: there's a direct relationship between the two. Believe it or not, the average household devotes more...[...]

Exactly When to Plant Pumpkin Seeds If You Want Your Own Patch by Halloween

Thursday  23:21,   28 september 2017

Having your own little pumpkin garden can be really satisfying, especially if you're pumpkin-obsessed or love anything to do with Fall. Whether you have children or not, you can skip the trip to the pumpkin patch in the Fall and have your very...[...]

How To: Unshrink Clothes

Wednesday  23:30,   27 september 2017

Have you ever reached for a favorite sweater or pair of jeans only to find that its last spin in the hot dryer caused it to shrink? Before you deem it a lost cause and toss it into the donation bin, try the technique here.  Photo:...[...]

15 Little Things You Can Do This Fall For A Gorgeous Spring Garden

Tuesday  23:36,   26 september 2017

You and your fall garden benefit when you give your plants the same TLC in autumn as you do in spring and summer. Wildlife will find food and shelter, weeds will be easier to control, and plant diseases, as well as pests, will no longer drive you...[...]