Dear James: My house has just an average-sized kitchen and I am totally remodeling it. Do you have any guidelines for selecting or designing kitchen cabinets or counter area for the most usable s
Have you ever come up with a decorating idea for your home and then been able to see it through completion? If you have, certainly you are have experienced that sensation of satisfaction, the she
If you've been putting off updating or sprucing up your home because of the high cost of home improvements, today's readers are sure to inspire you to do those projects yourself -- for less!
As the new year wanes and our resolutions weaken, cleaning out our closets seems more overwhelming than ever. After all, we've still got a few months of wearing those winter coats, right? Well, d
Many Americans dream of having a vast expanse of thick rolling green grass -- no patches, no weeds or other plants at all, just rampantly growing emerald turf, ready to be mowed and watered. Howe
With the cost of energy rising, we're all looking for ways to make our appliances more efficient -- especially our heating and cooling systems. The Department of Energy reports that heating and c
It's out in the open, and everyone can see it. People can tell whether you did a spring-cleaning job that merely hit the high points or you actually prepared your home for the warm months. From c
These days, spring-cleaning is trendy. Sure, it's still a dreaded chore, but we're all rethinking our clutter, thanks to the influence of tidying expert Marie Kondo. The Japanese best-selling aut
Everyone who's tiny house-living knows the feeling: You walk in the door after a long day of work, sighing as you see the pile of mail, bills and magazines on your workspace/dining room table; un
Spring is the perfect time of year for doing some basic deck prep work for the ensuing warmer weather. Before you start pulling out the grill and deck furniture, inspect your deck to see how it h
Painting is a necessary home maintenance project that few of us enjoy. However, if your home has exterior wood siding, Mother Nature dictates painting the exterior of the home every five to seve
Think about that big blank wall in your home. You know the one. Maybe it's the blank space above your bed. Maybe it's your bare entryway or stairwell. Or maybe your couch is currently the only fo
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