LifeStyle: Home & Garden

5 Signs Of A Dog-Friendly Neighborhood

Monday  19:12,   22 may 2017

With more than 36% of U.S. households including a dog (according to a 2012 survey from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation), it’s no surprise that finding a pet-friendly neighborhood is an important consideration for many homebuyers. But >>>

Finding the Right Type of Grass for Your Lawn

Monday  18:51,   22 may 2017

Everyone wants a lush, green lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood, but no one wants to work too hard at it!  Everyone wants a lush, green lawn that’s the envy of the neighborhood, but no one wants to work too hard at it! The secret lies in... >>>

How to Keep Your House Clean for Longer Than 5 Minutes

Monday  18:32,   22 may 2017

So you've scrubbed every corner of your home until it's sparkling. In the living... >>>

How To: Make and Use Your Own Deer Repellent

Thursday  18:18,   18 may 2017

Photo: istockphoto.com Deer are delightful romping through the forest but can wreak havoc in a garden, decimating vegetables, fruit trees, landscaping beds, even “deer-resistant” shrubs and pine and holly trees if they’re hungry enough.  Deer... >>>

The Do's and Don'ts of Keeping Your General Contractor Happy

Wednesday  18:21,   17 may 2017

Working with a new general contractor is like any fledgling relationship—you're a little nervous, a little excited, and wary to make any wrong moves. Do speak your... >>>

Solved! What to Do About a Smelly Dishwasher

Wednesday  18:21,   17 may 2017

Any ideas for freshening things up a smelly dishwasher? Q: I’ve noticed an unpleasant odor coming from my dishwasher, and my usual dishwashing detergent clearly isn’t strong enough to tackle... >>>

Do You Really Need Renter's Insurance?

Tuesday  19:26,   16 may 2017

Like many kinds of insurance, renter's coverage can seem like a thanks, but no thanks deal. After all, if you never end up using it, haven't you just spent a portion Like many kinds of insurance, renter's coverage can seem like a thanks, but >>>

7 Secrets to Chic, Kid-Friendly Decor

Tuesday  19:26,   16 may 2017

When you love fine art, are partial to high-end furniture, but have children who dominate your home, staying true to your design aesthetic can be challenging. How do you show off the gorgeous new fabric you snagged on a trip abroad without worrying... >>>

You'll Never Guess How This Blogger Faked These Gorgeous Tile Floors

Friday  21:18,   12 may 2017

We can't believe those tiles are actually hand-painted!Looking at the "after" photos, you'd never guess that pattern was actually painted... >>>

50 Clever Ways to Clean with Baking Soda

Wednesday  22:56,   10 may 2017

From the kitchen to the bathroom to the garage, discover the surprising things you can clean with baking soda. We all know that baking soda is an essential ingredient in whipping up fluffy pancakes, quick breads and perfect cakes. But did you... >>>

Keep This, Toss That: 8 Items in Your Medicine Cabinet You Should Check

Thursday  19:26,   04 may 2017

I'm going to be transparent and let you know that I don't clean out my medicine cabinet until items are falling off the shelves. Since the majority of these items require being stored in a cool and dry place for optimal shelf life, you... >>>

13 Creative Ways to Plant Succulents

Friday  22:42,   28 april 2017

Creative ways to show off your succulents.Megan Andersen-Read stuffed snail shells with cuttings of various small succulents that had begun to root, and then added just enough potting soil around those roots. She had enough shells that she was able... >>>

12 Ways to Use Leftover Eggshells

Friday  03:53,   28 april 2017

Don't throw out all those extra eggshells!Easter means the summer growing season is not far off, and if you're industrious, you might already be growing some seedlings to get a jump on things. When you plant or pot your tomato plants, put some... >>>

These Incredible Heated Pools Are Made from Shipping Containers

Tuesday  19:22,   25 april 2017

The best part: It takes only a few minutes to set one up.We've seen shipping containers repurposed as gorgeous homes in the past, but converting one into an above-ground swimming pool might be the coolest thing ever. With a sleek design that comes... >>>

8 Neighborhood Features That Increase Your Home Value

Friday  19:07,   21 april 2017

It’s a good bet that certain home upgrades — the kitchen and master bathroom in particular — will increase the value of your home. But some neighborhood features are so attractive to buyers that they can increase your home’s value too. Here are... >>>