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10 Eco-Friendly Tips and Tricks For Cleaning Your Home

Houzz | Posted 05.01.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you're approaching a spring cleaning of your home this year, why not consider these effective all-natural cleaning alternatives?

How to Freshen Up Your Home's Curb Appeal

Houzz | Posted 04.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Time to pack away the winter coats and pull out those Wellies -- spring is finally here! With this checklist as your guide, help your home burst into spring with a curb appeal makeover.

How to Grow Tomatoes

Houzz | Posted 04.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

There's no contest: Homegrown tomatoes, freshly picked, taste best. Given that, including them in a summer vegetable garden is a no-brainer. The next question is, which one to grow? There are tomatoes for every region.

Your April Home Checklist

Houzz | Posted 04.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

After the grueling winter some regions experienced this winter, many folks are itching to get outdoors and feel a little sun this spring. No matter where you live, answer spring's siren call with these cleaning, freshening and gardening projects to keep your home in top shape.

9 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

Houzz | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

When you're investing in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the results not only please you but add value to your home and save you money.

How to Make Living With a Roommate Work

Houzz | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

One effect of the recent recession is the rise in roommates or live-in landlords. But how do you divvy up a modern home in style to make sure everyone has the space and privacy they need? Both are key considerations for domestic comfort.

14 Ways to Invigorate Your Home for Spring

Houzz | Posted 03.23.2015 | HuffPost Home

From a giant DIY inspiration board to colorful trim, a repurposed daybed, stenciled stairs and more, these 14 crafty, creative ideas can help you spruce up your space.

9 Ways to Make Your Shelf Display Look Great

Houzz | Posted 03.12.2015 | HuffPost Home

You have things in your home that you love and want to show off, but you aren't quite sure how to display them, or how to get that professional touch stylists and designers seem to get.

Your March Home Checklist

Houzz | Posted 03.09.2015 | HuffPost Home

The time has come in many areas to start shedding winter layers and encourage new growth. Whether the view out your window this month is of a snowy wonderland or something springy and green, these 10 to-dos should help you get in the spring spirit.

8 Kitchen Organizing Ideas for Messy Cooks

Houzz | Posted 04.28.2015 | HuffPost Home

I'm not sure I could tell you exactly when the jumble hits critical mass, but I do know it's something that happens to the best of us. These ideas are tailor made for the messily inclined.

17 Creative and Colorful DIY Ideas for Kids' Spaces

Houzz | Posted 04.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

here are tons of ways to put a personal stamp on a kids' space, and they don't need to be costly. From a bunk-bed fort to wall art, these projects and ideas are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

6 Ways to Beat the Winter Blahs

Houzz | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

Snuggle in. Winter is such a good time for getting cozy and cuddly. Life is made up of small rituals and simple pleasures. This winter I made of point of buying a few throw blankets and placed a large basket under our side table in the living room.

9 Tips for Selling Your House In Winter

Houzz | Posted 04.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

By upping the cozy factor, making the most of winter assets and paying attention to details, you can make your house really stand out.

Get an Organized Kitchen in 7 Days

Houzz | Posted 03.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

Have you noticed that the state of your kitchen can make a huge difference in how your entire home feels? When things aren't running as they should, the smallest tasks (making breakfast, putting away groceries) can feel like a hassle.

8 Ways to Keep Winter Chills Out

Houzz | Posted 03.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Weather stripping and door snakes? Check and check. If your house is drafty and cold in the winter, you've likely already been looking at ways to batten down the hatches.

13 Ways to Be Happier in Your Home This Year

Houzz | Posted 03.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Make this the year you increase your happiness at home with resolutions that will get you motivated to finish lagging projects, learn new skills and add more pizzazz to your space.

Clutter vs. Keepers: A Guide to New Year's Purging

Houzz | Posted 03.14.2015 | HuffPost Home

With a new year upon us and the resolution-making frenzy in full effect, many of us will be casting aside clutter in an attempt to streamline our homes. But what, and how much, do you get rid of?

How to Get Cozy on a Cold Day

Houzz | Posted 03.02.2015 | HuffPost Home

If you live in a cold climate, there comes a time where you just have to embrace winter. While you will never be happy to spring out of bed on a dark, frozen winter morning, you can learn to love those cozy winter rituals.

8 Reasons to Nix Your Fireplace (Yes, for Real)

Houzz | Posted 02.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Do you use it? Do you love it? Does it even work? If you've been secretly wishing you could say goodbye to your fireplace, but thought that wasn't even an option (what about resale value?), maybe, just maybe, it's time to reconsider.

Modern Party Etiquette For Hosts And Guests

Houzz | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

Navigating modern party etiquette can be tricky for both hosts and guests. These 10 do's and don'ts should help clear up everything from what to bring (try a book instead of flowers) to those pesky details (t.p., olive pit bowls) you will not want to forget.

Tips for Squeezing in More Guest Beds

Houzz | Posted 02.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

Have the whole clan coming to stay during the holidays? If you're wondering where on earth to put everyone, these ideas can help. From chic sleeper sofas and daybeds to trundles, bunks, hide-a-beds and air mattresses, see which of these solutions can work for you.

10 Ways To Get Your Kitchen Ready For The Holidays

Houzz | Posted 02.03.2015 | HuffPost Home

Make sure your kitchen is ready to take on guests and food to prevent damage and major cleanup later.

Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season

Houzz | Posted 01.26.2015 | HuffPost Home

Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty!) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of party planning.

13 Ways to Make Your Thanksgiving More Meaningful

Houzz | Posted 01.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Sure, the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie might be the stars of the show, but we all know it's really our loved ones who make Thanksgiving special. Embrace the spirit of the holiday this year by adopting a new tradition that highlights gratitude, giving and community (and have fun doing it).

Beautiful Ways to Style Your Table

Houzz | Posted 01.06.2015 | HuffPost Home

For ages we have been coming together around a table to eat, drink and be merry. As our culture has evolved, so has the art of setting the table for entertaining.