The entryway of your home requires some thought, as it is the first impression of your home and a high-traffic area. Flooring should suit your personal taste and lifestyle. What flooring can bes
Cleaning downspouts is one of those important tasks that most people don't think about until they experience water damage at the base of the house. When rainfall is not directed properly away fro
Thinking of upgrading your kitchen or bathroom sinks? It could be a good idea not only for the aesthetic appeal but also for your wallet in the long term, too.
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It's finally getting cooler! As we begin to drag out jackets, rain boots and hats, this is the perfect time of year to think about revamping your mudroom or creating one. In homes located in cold
There are many reasons to have a personal storage space, whether it's combining or dividing homes after marriage or divorce, downsizing for military deployment or college living, or emptying a ho
If you have a vacation home or summer cottage and do not plan to keep it operational and heated during the winter months, then it is important to properly winterize it before the cold weather hit
Recently, I had an expert on heating, ventilating and air conditioning come to my new home to assess what to do about my oil-fired furnace. Though the home has approximately 10 percent more squar
Fall season brings the return of cooler temperatures, yellow school buses and a respite in high home energy bills. The change in weather and foliage is also a signal for homeowners to prepare the
Is your home feeling frosty this winter? If so, run your hand around the inside perimeter of your exterior doors to feel for drafts. If you feel a chill, then most likely the door weatherstrippi
Dear James: Our mother just moved in with us, so we could use a carport. There is room next to our garage. What is a simple, low-cost carport design we can build? -- Samantha T.
More and more, I'm convinced that smaller dwellings are the way to go later in life -- or even now. The last time I did some housekeeping, it nearly took me all day, and then some. In their young
The American front porch is a slice of heaven. You are fortunate if the homes in your neighborhood have this sure path to community intimacy and friendship. In "Home Sweet Home: American Domestic
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