Every homeowner makes mistakes. The real trouble, however, starts when these blunders become habits that cost a lot of money over time. Some behaviors also create safety issues. If you’re guilty of these bad habits, break them—pronto.
Prevention is the best medicine with your house, as well as your body. “We go for our annual checkups to our doctor and dentist, so why not do it for our home?” says Mike Holmes, host of HGTV’s “Holmes on Homes.” Annual maintenance will help prevent you from having to make an avoidable, costly repair, he says.
The home remodeling and design platform Houzz recently released its top 10 home-design-trend predictions for this year. The site’s forecast, derived from conversations with industry experts as well as trends noticed among its 40 million monthly users, gives a glimpse of what we might soon see in our homes—and on our social media feeds.
“Growing your own food allows you to enjoy vine-ripened produce fresh from the garden.” So says a Cooperative Extension Service page for the Master Gardener program at the website for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In the last few years, everybody’s become a hacker. While some of these “hacks” are detrimental to your home, we have to admit that some tricks actually work, making home maintenance a little simpler and a lot more fun. Read how we rate eight hacks.
I have found a number of reliable, classic clean-lined light fixtures that work in just about any home. And most of them are readily available with little or no lead time. Here are some of my favorites:
You’re finally moving into a home of your very own. Home improvement experts often advise that you save major remodels till after you’ve lived in your new house for a while, so you’ll have time to notice all the things you’d like to change. The following improvements should be tackled as soon as you move in.
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