Why It’s Important to Have Your Plumbing Inspected Regularly

By Anica Oaks How often are you really thinking about your home’s plumbing? Even though you and your family likely use your bathroom multiple times throughout the day, you probably don’t think too much about your water pipes. However, ignoring the plumbing...

Safe and Sound: 5 Basic Ways You Can Make Your Home More Secure

By Anita Ginsburg Your home is your castle. This means that you and your family should feel safe there. Although you may not have a moat or drawbridge, you can make you home safe and secure with various home security strategies. Related: Why Home Security is Crucially...

Why Condensation May Mean That It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

Condensation forms when an object is cooler than the surrounding air and water droplets accumulate on the surface of the cooler object. It can form on the inside or outside of a window, and also in between the panes of glass. In some cases, condensation is completely...

6 Ways to Make a Room Look Bigger

Maybe you rent a small apartment in the city. Or maybe your forever home features smaller rooms. Instead of spending more money on a larger space or knocking down a wall, you can make a room feel larger with a mix of design and creativity. Maximize every inch of your...

3 Tips to Protect Your Home for the Long Haul

By Brentnie Daggett Your home is likely the largest investment you’ll ever make, and the cardinal rule of investing is to protect and preserve. Preventative home maintenance will not only protect your home and preserve its value, but it will also help you save...

3 Updates to Make Before Moving Into Your New House

By Meghan Belnap Moving into a new home usually isn’t an easy, straightforward task. Sometimes it can even be very stressful. However, after the initial stress of dragging all of your belongings from one house to another, the process becomes easier and can even...

5 Tips to Spring Clean Your Home Inside and Out

(Family Features) Spring cleaning isn’t just about purging dirt and grime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take inventory of items around your home. As you tackle this season’s cleaning, look for ways to improve your overall living space, from getting rid of...

7 Steps to Prepare Your Home for Winter

By Lauren Ward, Bankrate.com (TNS)—All seasons affect your home, but perhaps no other season impacts it more than winter. The cold temperatures, wind, snow and freezing rain combine to make it a season not to be ignored. To ensure you do not have any unnecessary...

7 Steps to Prepare for a Home Remodel

(Family Features) A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your...

4 Ways to Make an Older Home Look Fresh for a Better Sale Price

By Meghan Belnap Putting an older home on the market has its own particular challenges. While many buyers prefer a newer home, there are many who appreciate older architecture. Here are a handful of ways that you can make your older home look fresh in order to get a...

4 Ways to Add Value to a Renovated Pool

By Brooke Chaplan Having a swimming pool increases the value of your home, but renovations to the pool can add even more value. Like anything else, pools can be updated and improved to maximize their appeal to potential buyers and to boost the benefits they provide to...

Protecting Yourself from Alarm System Scammers

If you have a sign in your front yard warning burglars that you have a home alarm system in place, you could be attracting a new breed of scammer. That’s the warning from the consumer watchdogs at Consumer Reports, who say scammers look for signs of existing...

3 Inexpensive Upgrades That Can Increase the Value of Your Home

By Wendy Dessler Most people take great pride in making their home more appealing, and homeowners can spend hundreds or thousands each year on improvements and alterations. One of the main things to consider when choosing an improvement project is how much value it...