Maintenance and home repair are a never-ending reality for just about everyone -- homeowners and renters alike. But it doesn't have to be painful or expensive. The secret to making it easy is to
Dear James: I am not very handy with tools, but my daughter wants me to build a compost bin for our yard. I would like to build a simple one, but I want it to be effective. What do you suggest? -
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Two winters ago, Tim and Alice finished saving up and took their dream vacation. They left the cold weather behind and spent two weeks sunning in the Caribbean. They came home refreshed and were
All summer long you've enjoyed outdoor living. But now it's time to close the umbrella, put away the cushions and move the furniture indoors. Before you pack up your patio for the season, make su
As with your health, prevention is better than a cure when it comes to the fall and winter health of your home and avoiding costly catastrophes. Nobody wants the expense, inconvenience or aggrava
With the advent of products and technology, it's become easier and less expensive to run a more energy-efficient home. Make just a few simple changes and you can help your wallet and the environ
Seeing your electric bills spike in the colder months can be enough to make you want to forgo using your heater and just wear a coat indoors. But unless you live in a more moderate climate like C
Over the last few years, the world has joyfully embraced Marie Kondo's tidying methods. With her Netflix show and book, people are sorting through massive stacks of 10-year-old knickknacks, clot
Remodeling multiple rooms in your home could cost over $18,000, but there's a much more affordable option for a transformation. Painting the interior of a 2,300-square-foot home costs between $96
Water. It's easy to take it for granted. We turn on the faucet, and there it is. However, a growing number of people in all parts of the country have water that tastes bad or is unhealthy for hum
The comforts of home are worth every penny. But when you can save those pennies, it's a real bonus.
You can ensure those savings -- and feel comfortable no matter the weather -- by using a pro
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