Home Improvement

Make a striking focal point the foundation of your spa-like bathroom

American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design Trends report by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). From freestanding bath tubs and floating vanities to LED lighting and soothing color schemes, some of the most-requested bathroom renovations focus on creating the atmosphere of luxury and calm found in world-class spas.

5 projects to create the perfect outdoor kitchen

The weather outside is beautiful, so naturally you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible - and that includes mealtime and even the time spent preparing your food. So, if your outdoor cooking station isn't quite master chef worthy, worry not. There are several easy, affordable projects to help you transform the area into the perfect cooking and entertaining space. Give these projects a try to create a one-of-a-kind destination for the season.

7 often missed baby-proofing tips

Most parents, or soon-to-be parents, are often aware of the obvious baby proofing checklist items: baby gates, electrical outlet covers, cabinet locks, sharp furniture corners, etc. However, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), there are a surprising number of "hidden" hazards around the home. These hazards, such as window cords, hide in plain sight and should be on everyone's list of items to baby proof.

5 simple projects to recreate your backyard

Your focus changes during the warm weather months. Your backyard becomes your new living room and the most memorable evenings are spent outdoors with friends and loved ones.

This is provided, of course, that you have the perfect space for such gatherings. If you don't, not to worry, the right project can get you there. DIY was made for goals such as this, and a simple weekend project can recreate your backyard space into the outdoor oasis you've always wanted.

4 design upgrades for a spring refresh

With warm weather knocking at the door, it's time to rejuvenate your space and rid the home of winter clutter. While it may be the perfect time of year for a refresh, it can be challenging to find exciting new ways to decorate. With top design trends in mind, here are four simple solutions to spring into a new look this season.

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3 upgrades to help boost your home's energy efficiency

With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind us. Yet, if you experienced high heating bills, or drafts and cold spots throughout your home, it could mean your home is not as energy efficient as it could be. Home improvement experts suggest spring is the ideal time for homeowners to think about investing in projects that boost their home’s energy efficiency while helping save money each month.

Tips for choosing an energy-efficient, eco-friendly HVAC system

The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you recycle regularly and have a programmable thermostat, you're already doing something positive for the environment. But when it comes time to replace your heating, ventilation and cooling system, will you know how to make choices that protect your wallet and the environment?

Spring home improvements you can do in 24 hours or less

For most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up against the cold. Now that spring has arrived, it’s finally time to get started! Sprucing up your home doesn’t have to take lots of time, and is a great way to leave you feeling reinvigorated after a long winter.

To help you spring into warm weather home improvement, here are 24 simple projects that take 24 hours or less to accomplish:

5 tips to create an affordable and rewarding home DIY project

When it comes to home improvement, DIY is more popular than ever. There’s just something satisfying about improving your home with your own two hands and being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor, day after day. However, home improvement projects can be expensive, and many people shy away from tackling home improvements they know they would enjoy because of their skill level or the fear of high costs.

Latest Articles

Make a striking focal point the foundati... American homeowners’ desire for spa-like bathrooms shows no signs of waning, says the latest Design...
5 projects to create the perfect outdoor... The weather outside is beautiful, so naturally you want to spend as much time outdoors as possible -...
7 often missed baby-proofing tips Most parents, or soon-to-be parents, are often aware of the obvious baby proofing checklist items: b...
5 simple projects to recreate your backy... Your focus changes during the warm weather months. Your backyard becomes your new living room and th...
4 design upgrades for a spring refresh With warm weather knocking at the door, it's time to rejuvenate your space and rid the home of winte...
3 upgrades to help boost your home'... With milder temperatures and longer days, it seems as though the last vestiges of winter are behind...
Tips for choosing an energy-efficient, e... The majority of Americans (74 percent) care about the environment, according to Pew Research. If you...
Spring home improvements you can do in 2... For most of us, the idea of spring cleaning probably sounds refreshing after a winter of bundling up...

 

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