Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2021

12 Stories • Available July 2021
Keep The Home Fires Burning

Keep The Home Fires Burning

Whether your fireplace is there for show or if its utilitarian, it can be the showpiece of your home. Proper cleaning and maintenance are necessary for safety and ambiance. There are wood-burning,

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Get Festive On A Budget

Get Festive On A Budget

"One of the biggest things you can do to decorate on a budget for fall or winter is to pick a neutral color palette instead of rust, gold, orange, blue or silver decor for the seasons," says Jen

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Living With Positive Energy

Living With Positive Energy

An ancient Chinese Proverb says: "If you want to change your life, move 27 things in your home." Although many people associate feng shui with interior design, it is more than that. Feng shui

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Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen Gadgets

A well-appointed kitchen allows you to make the most of food prep time, and it can make you feel like you have something in common with your favorite television chefs. Good kitchen gadgets make c

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Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor Herb Garden

Indoor herb gardens are an easy addition to every home, and perfect for gardeners of every level to snip fresh herbs and use them in dishes without skipping a beat. Indoor herb gardens can a be c

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Color Scheme

Color Scheme

Have you ever opened up a design magazine and landed on an interior design article that features a sleek, light-soaked room filled with a perfectly coordinated furniture set in front of a roaring

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Home Gym

Home Gym

Having a space to exercise at home used to feel like a luxury, but these days, it's more of a must. "Working out at home can be super convenient because we don't have any travel time -- so a 3

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Storage Solutions That Stick

Storage Solutions That Stick

Going through and organizing our belongings can be mentally, emotionally and physically draining. While a neat home brings peace of mind, cutting through the clutter can be tough. Here are some t

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Make And Add Your Own Wet Bar To Your Home

Make And Add Your Own Wet Bar To Your Home

Dear James: My combo living room/dining room would be better for entertaining if it had a wet bar. How can I build a very strong one myself, and what is the best size for it? -- Ted T. Dear Ted:

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Around The House, Borax Is As Good As Gold

Around The House, Borax Is As Good As Gold

Buried deep in the Mojave Desert is one of the biggest and richest deposits of borax on the planet -- one of the best-kept secrets of the Southern California desert. Around your house, this pure

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The Color Of Architecture

The Color Of Architecture

Who hasn't heard the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder"? The old adage is appropriate for almost every aesthetic concern. However, there is much controversy about what constitutes beau

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What Can I Do To Bring Up The Value Of Our Home?

What Can I Do To Bring Up The Value Of Our Home?

What you can do to improve the value of your home is not a one-size-fits-all answer. It really depends on who might be the best-suited potential buyer. As one example, let's say that, by today's

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Fall Lawn And Garden Info 1

Fall Lawn And Garden Info 1

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Fall Lawn And Garden Info 2

Fall Lawn And Garden Info 2

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Fall Lawn And Garden Info 3

Fall Lawn And Garden Info 3

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