Home & Design

Be Ready for Winter Weather

Americans should brace for a potentially cold and wet winter, according to NOAA and this year’s Farmer’s Almanac Winter Outlook. That means now is a perfect opportunity to think about preparing your family and home for the colder months ahead.…

Surprising Home Upgrade Ideas

  Not all great things come in big packages, and home upgrades exemplify the truth in this wisdom. Unexpected, smaller spaces may not get the same attention as high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and living areas, but their impact can…

Fill Your Home with Balance and Hope

  In the world of design, what’s old inevitably becomes new again, and a similar pattern is inspiring today’s on-trend color palettes for home decor. The latest styles reflect reviving and comforting colors influenced by heritage and romance, lending to…

4 Home Improvement Ideas

                      Whether you’re thinking about a bathroom update, kitchen overhaul or any other type of home improvement project, these tips from the experts at the National Association of the Remodeling…

Award-Winning Outdoor Space Inspiration

                          Renovating your home’s outdoor spaces not only enhances the aesthetic but can also provide a host of recreational benefits. Taking a look at award-winning projects can help…

Tree Talk: 4 Tips for Planting Trees

Trees are virtually everywhere you turn, from your own backyard to nearby parks and forests where you enjoy hiking. They provide shade and beauty, and some even bear fruit. Beyond all the immediate benefits, you may be surprised to discover…

5 Steps to Prep Your Yard for Spring

(Family Features) When spring arrives, days of enjoying your outdoor living space aren’t far away. Getting your yard ready for months of outdoor enjoyment will take a little work, but you’ll quickly see and appreciate the results. These five steps…

Improve Your Home and Its Value

6 high-ROI ideas to increase the value of your house (Family Features) Home upgrades happen for different reasons but enhancing your home’s curb appeal and value are often at the top of the list. These projects can make it easier…

Freshen Up Your Indoor Spaces This Winter

When cold winter days keep you inside, you may find yourself bored with your surroundings. Waiting for the sun to make its next appearance can provide the perfect opportunity to give your indoor spaces a fresh and appealing mini makeover.…

An Inviting Refuge

If ever there was a need to create a tranquil escape from the chaos of the world, the time is now. Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette…

3 Tips for Selecting the Perfect Home

(Family Features) For those beginning the process of home buying, there are many factors to consider. Keep these ideas in mind as you conduct your search – whether it’s online or at a series of open houses. Consider Future Needs…

Colorful Kitchen Inspiration

5 impactful, on-trend cabinet stylings The kitchen is the heart of many homes, and careful planning is a necessity when it comes to redesigning this essential living space. Picking out cabinetry – and a color for those cabinets, in particular…

STYLE AT HOME: from Maximalism to Rustic Vogue

In 2021 design movements continue to follow the “comfort at home” theme, making popular the things that make our homes that much more livable and functional. Outdoor spaces and theater rooms remain in demand as we entertain more in our…

Home Upgrades for Better Indoor Air Quality

When most people think about air quality, they’re typically thinking about outdoor pollution. However, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the air inside your home can be as polluted, or even more so, than the air outside. The…

How to Bring More Space into Bathrooms

Today’s designers, architects and builders are creating modern bathrooms that are practical, luxurious, comfortable and accommodating. They know homeowners and homebuyers desire – even demand – these features regardless of the bathroom’s size or layout. Therein lies the challenge: How…

How to Create Your DIY Dream Closet

Creating the closet of your dreams could be in closer reach than you may think if you’re willing to take matters into your own hands. With a little creative inspiration and some basic DIY skills, you may be surprised by…

Plan the Ultimate Kitchen Upgrade

A kitchen serves as command-central of most homes, so it’s also one of the first rooms homeowners choose when it’s time to make upgrades. When approaching your kitchen remodel, it’s important to keep your family’s lifestyle at the forefront of…