When it comes to creating outdoor useable space, there are so many different options out there, but for a majority of homeowners, it always comes down deciding between either a deck or a patio.
Welcome home to the new world. The Boomers are now retiring at the alarming rate of 10,000 a day for the next 17 years. They are leaving their second places and coming home, and the true impact of this reverse commute is only now beginning to materialize.
As I was reading Not Your Mother's Book on Home Improvement, a new collection of light-hearted essays by (primarily) middle-aged female do-it-yourselfers, it became abundantly clear to me that, unlike the women who tell their stories here, I am not a do-it-yourselfer. How about you?
And now it's time to tackle the first task: paint!
People constantly ask, "How do you get on these shows?" My answer is always that it's a combination of luck, logistics and these five tips that can help you get that home makeover of your dreams.
My boyfriend (and now legally married boyfriend) Joey and I just bought our first house in the Los Angeles area. I'm very excited to share with you the first episode of OMG We Bought A House! -- a series Joey and I are doing about buying, renovating, moving in and decorating our first home.
If you're looking to do some home improvement projects this year, sprucing up the outside of your home is going to give you the biggest bang for your buck.
These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...
If you're thinking of selling your home in 2014 or just want to ramp up your home value, it's important to educate yourself on which improvement projects will bring you the most return on your investment.
With spring being the busiest time for real estate, homeowners planning to put their homes on the market shouldn't wait for flowers to bloom before getting ready to sell.
Basic tools come in handy for the entire lifecycle of your rental, from the day you move in and set up your new space, to the moment your last box is packed and ready for move out. Plus, these essentials won't take up much space and can be purchased at a low cost.
My favorite workouts involve hauling dirt and crossties, building a raised-bed garden, carrying lumber, digging holes and hammering nails for a deck and a pergola.
Many home improvement and maintenance jobs are easy DIY projects; others, not so much. So which improvements can you handle yourself and which should you assign to a professional?
There are lots of things adult children of seniors can do to make their parents' homes safer and more accessible, regardless of how much -- or how little -- the family can afford to spend.
Let's assume Washington isn't passing sweeping climate change legislation in the near future. What should or could we do to alter the emissions of greenhouse gases? We can make big impacts by using energy efficient technologies and buying renewable energy.
While you can't get time spent on home improvements back, you can often get some of your dollars returned either at tax time or when you sell, provided that you track of all of your costs as you own and work on your home.