Does Your Home’s Color or Material Affect the Temperature Inside?
While summer may be great for water activities and outdoor fun, warm weather and sunshine outside can also make temperatures inside a home rise. Air conditioning and fans can help cool things…
water heater maintenance
Your water heater may be one of the appliances in your home you take for granted — until it stops working and you wind up in a chilly shower. Here…
clean living room
No matter how hard we try to avoid it, stuff often piles up. If you have enough space in your home, you might not even notice it — until, that…
5 Chores to Do in Your New Home
Is there really such a thing as “move-in condition”? Maybe, especially if the home is brand new. But even a home just a few years old may need some attention…
Marigolds in a backyard crate
Gathering with friends and family for barbecues and backyard parties is a hallmark of summer. But the summer doesn’t just bring people out — it also brings out pesky little…
maintain pool pump
Having a backyard swimming pool can be a wonderful perk to your home. There’s nothing better than hanging out with friends and family poolside on a hot day. However, pools and their…
How to Remove Oil Stains from Your Driveway or Garage
If your car leaks fluids or you spill some while filling up your vehicle, lawn mower or snow blower, your driveway might end up with a stain or two. Fluids…
Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas: Boost Your Curb Appeal
Whether you are getting ready to sell your home or just want to show a little more pride in ownership, updating your yard can make a difference. Not everyone has…
Is a Dog Door Right for Your Home?
If you have a fenced-in yard, a doggie door can be a convenient amenity for your pet. It allows your four-legged friend to go in and out of the house…
When Should I Plant My Spring Garden?
With spring in the air, your green thumb might be ready to start working in the dirt. But it may not be a good idea to start digging without a…