A third of the nation's households rent their residences, according to the 2010 U.S. Census Report, and that number rises as high as two-thirds in large metropolitan areas, such as New York and Los Angeles. ... Read more..
A study performed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported that men and women who feel they're responsible for most household chores experience higher blood pressure... Read more..
A kitchen renovation is almost always a costly and time-consuming undertaking. The thought of ripping out and replacing cabinets, countertops and appliances is enough to stop you in your... Read more..
The holidays are around the corner, and now's the time to decide what to buy the do-it-yourselfer on your list. According to a recent survey commissioned by Kelton Research and Craftsman, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of men plan on tackling some sort of DIY project next year. ... Read more..
Spring is rounding the bend -- meaning we're shedding the winter blues and leaping at the chance to glimpse real sunlight. It's also when the age-old practice of spring cleaning comes a'knocking. ... Read more..
While you're trying to find every available reason to be outside this spring, termites are doing the exact opposite -- trying to worm their way indoors and devour your walls and floors. And they certainly aren't feasting for free. ... Read more..
With a mile-long to-do list, closet organization probably isn’t your top priority. After all, you can just close the door and forget it’s even there! But avoidance won’t work forever, and closet chaos can take a toll worse than any wardrobe malfunction.... Read more..
If you're one of those homeowners who's been moaning about how hard it's been trying to sell your house, your bargaining power -- you remember that concept, right? ... Read more..
Whether you're considering the resale value of your home or are simply resigned to doing maintenance projects to keep your house in good condition, your lawn and garden could certainly benefit from some TLC of the home- and lawn-improvement variety this spring. ... Read more..
Allergy season is in full swing in many parts of the nation as spring sprung much earlier than usual. However, pollen may not be the only culprit behind watery eyes and sneezing fits. Few people know that cockroaches can trigger allergies and cause asthma in children. ... Read more..
Temperatures are rising, and people are venturing outdoors. Items like lawn mowers, motorcycles and other small engine machines are being dusted off and taken out of storage in anticipation of the warmer weather. While you may be eager to rev up their motors, before you turn the key, it's important to verify they are in proper working order.... Read more..
This spring, make a commitment to organize your junk drawer (or drawers!). ... Read more..
A kitchen renovation is almost always a costly and time-consuming undertaking. The thought of ripping out and replacing cabinets, countertops and appliances is enough to stop you in your tracks.... Read more..
As Americans work in their yards and start DIY home projects, it might be appropriate for them to think about improving outdoor security.... Read more..
Germy toilets. Grimy showers. Cluttered cabinets. It’s easy to see why the bathroom may be one of the unhealthiest rooms in your house.... Read more..
Whether you're considering the resale value of your home or are simply resigned to doing maintenance projects to keep your house in good condition, your lawn and garden could certainly benefit from some TLC of the home- and lawn-improvement variety this spring.... Read more..
Got kids? Then you’ve got stains. As much as you’d like to send tus hijos outside in plastic ponchos, it’s just not practical (or cool). ... Read more..
Home cleaning is a catch-all phrase for the general de-clutter and organizational projects that abound when messiness trumps neatness. But in addition to clearing out the garage, don't forget to change those oft-neglected filters that can harm your health if left unclean.... Read more..
A whopping 119 million people visit the emergency room each year.... Read more..
For years, I followed the common wisdom of creating a to-do list to help me keep track of everything I needed to do. ... Read more..