For homeowners who experience cold winters, the warmth and crackle of a fireplace can be a wonderful addition to a home. But when a typical homeowner pictures a fireplace, they will usually imagi
With cooler weather on the way, you're likely thinking about ways to warm up your house without raising heating bills. According to the U.S. Energy Department website, heating and cooling account
You may not need to replace those kitchen or bathroom cabinets, nor the built-ins in your living room or den. All it takes to create the look of newness and perhaps eliminate that outdated light
How often do you redecorate your home? A survey by retailer HomeGoods found that 47 percent of Americans haven't redecorated in the past five years, with 9 percent saying it's been over 10 years
During the fall and winter holiday season, your dining room will be an important gathering place for dinners, brunches and cocktail parties. The dining room has experienced an evolution in remode
For an easy room refresh, simply add a new area rug. Unlike the complicated task of a full-room rug installation, all it takes to create a new feel for a room is to unroll an area rug of any size
When the leaves have turned color and are beginning to fall off the trees, it is time to prepare your garden to ensure a healthy yard next year.
Start winterizing your garden by removing the de
One way to keep your home warmer this winter is to replace or install weatherstripping around your doors and windows. Weatherstripping seals the gaps around doors and windows to prevent warm air
An energy-efficient house is tantamount to keeping winter heating bills down. By conducting a fall season home energy audit, no doubt you will find ways to save energy at home this winter. Even i
Wallpaper can be an efficient and effective way to spruce up a house without taking up any room. Wall coverings have been around for hundreds of years, but admiration waxes and wanes with each dec
Dear Pat: I just bought an old house and the hardwood floors look terrible. Some are buckled, cupped and have large gaps between the pieces. How do I repair these problems, and can any of this be
From your point of entry, a wreath, a floral arrangement, a garland on your door and window boxes on windows begin to reveal the tone of your decor. Some of the most elaborate and refined winter d
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