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Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

Tips And Tricks To Enhance Small Living Spaces

I share about 600 square feet and very little storage with my boyfriend. It’s no wonder that I am on a constant quest for squeezing the most out of our small space. This Old House did a great revamp of 1,500 square feet of space in Brooklyn (that occupies three […]

Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

Tips For Driving Through a Hurricane or Storm

With hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, many communities may be warned to evacuate. As with any natural disaster type storm whether it be a hurricane, tornado or flood, you’ll need to make sure your car is ready to go. It’s best to pack a storm prep-kit of […]

Small Space Tips from Trailer Living

Small Space Tips from Trailer Living

Folks that live the trailer lifestyle know all about how to maximize a small space, and the manufacturers of these trailers have got small space design engineering down to a science. To be clear we’re not talking about RV’s or double-wides which are basically mobile versions of your home, but […]

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

Home Depot Kitchen Updates – Quick & Cheap

The Home Depot website has all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore while looking for information and helpful hints, including a blog. This post, which I found through “liking” them on Facebook, has OODLES of quick and cheap little projects to help update or just reinvent your kitchen in […]

Stay Organized With An Information Station

Stay Organized With An Information Station

With almost two kids, five cats, a dog, and a husband, I often forget things, like what day it is, or my name. (It’s Tabatha.) So when we were working on trying to organize our lives before our first little one came into the world, one of the simplest and […]

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

Change Your Kitchen Floor (Inexpensively) With Vinyl Tiles

When my husband and I purchased our home, a major selling factor was the kitchen. It had been added onto our 110+ year old house within our lifetimes, was spacious, had lots of storage, and was definitely large enough for the two of us to be in the space simultaneously […]

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Tips on DIYing A Hardwood Floor (From First-Time Floor-Layers)

Recently, my husband and I embarked on an epic adventure in our home renovation. We — actually he and a friend, because I’m nine months pregnant and can barely bend at the waist — completely DIY’ed a hardwood floor for our impending daughter’s nursery. In light of this post detailing […]

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

With August around the corner, temperatures are scorching throughout the country. Just this month New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. broke records on the east coast. National heat waves are not only wrecking havoc on power grids and exacerbating drought conditions, but they are challenging our lawns as well. […]

The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

The Series: Going Green, Simple and Cheap

Over on our green building site we’ve been sharing a great series from our blogger Tabatha on Going Green, Simple and Cheap. This series offers green tips that are easy to do and cost little or nothing for almost every room in the house. Take some time and read through […]

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers

When my husband and I bought our house, we did so with every intention of getting all HGTV on the place. Despite neither of us having any home renovation experience, we naively looked around and assumed that small repairs and some paint would fix up our new home and make […]

Appliance Buying Tips

Appliance Buying Tips

I have luckily (knock on wood) haven’t had to buy any major appliances yet. I know, I know. I’ve always been able to get great hand-me-downs or move into a place that was properly outfitted. But now that my refrigerator is making a strange buzzing noise, I’m starting to panic. […]

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

How To Safely Sell Items on Craigslist

Craigslist can be a DIY’ers dream. Just about everything under the sun can be found for purchase, and usually for a decent price. On the flipside, selling unused or excess items from your home and projects can be an easy way to bolster your home improvement budget, even if it’s […]

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Going Green, Simple and Cheap: Home Offices, Libraries, & Craft Rooms

Many people are completely intimidated by the concept of going green. It really feels like if you don’t start using a rain barrel, install solar panels on your roof, eat, drink and breathe 1000% organic, and compost every living thing under the sun, you’re a failure. But I’m here to […]

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden

Grow Your Own Pizza Garden

Although “pizza” and “gardening” aren’t always in the same category, Better Homes & Garden touched on a great way to convince people to test our their green thumb – for the sake of fresh pizza toppings! Using a 6×4 foot space in full sun, the editors grew the plants in […]

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

3 Things To Know If You’re Buying a House Now

Well, it’s too late. The $8,000 first time homebuyer tax credit has expired and I didn’t cash in on it. Oh well. The sales season is till under way and there are good deals across the country to be had. Here’s a few tips from the experts that I spotted […]

Watch Out For These Wiring Mistakes

Can you change an outlet or move a light switch? Do you consider yourself an amateur electrician? You may feel up to most electrical tasks but here are some pitfalls to watch out for that could save your life and your circuits. 1. Three way switch wiring 3-way switches can […]

How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

How To Replace A Broken Window Pane

The only time I’ve ever inadvertently broken a glass window was when I locked my brother out of the house during dessert. He was so angry he tapped on the glass until I’d let him inside. Needless to say I didn’t let him back in and he knocked until he […]

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

11 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Heat

Summer is coming. Before it gets hot, you might want to check that you and the house are ready for the summer heat. That means you start by checking your home’s heat and air-conditioning system. 1. To begin, change your filters in your heating/cooling system. Change them regularly – at […]

EZ-Twist PaintStick: No Tray Needed

EZ-Twist PaintStick: No Tray Needed

Painting can be a messy affair and drips usually occur as you are reloading your brush or roller via a can or paint tray. The EZ-Twist PaintStick is a new product from HomeRight that allows you to paint without the need for a messy tray. Here’s how it works: Attach […]

Summer Safety: Tips to Prep Your Pool

Summer Safety: Tips to Prep Your Pool

Don’t forget safety when thinking about a backyard pool. Install it the right way and enjoy your oasis with peace of mind (and no liability). A fence is almost always necessary with any backyard pool over 24″ deep. If you install an above ground and have a non-climbable railing completely […]

Setup Your Art Gallery At Home

Setup Your Art Gallery At Home

I’m always inspired by the fancy shelter magazines and the way they artfully hang and style artwork. I attempted this in my own dining room (and by dining room I mean the wall that attaches the kitchen to the living room) and it came out okay. But trust me, it […]