LifeStyle: Home & Garden

Simple Free Firewood Projects

Wednesday  01:40,   20 september 2017
familyhandyman

I had to cut down a big elm tree in my yard last year because of Dutch elm disease. I don’t have room to cut and stack it, so the majority of it went to the transfer station. But I just couldn’t bring myself to part with all of it. The grain is[...]

5 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Bathroom Renovation

Monday  21:21,   18 september 2017
bobvila

While updating a bathroom ranks at the top of many a homeowner’s wish list, complete renovations can be pricey—to the tune of $18,000 or more, depending on the bathroom size and choice of fixtures. “The bathroom may be the smallest room in the[...]

The Great Bedding Debate: Do You Really Need a Top Sheet?

Saturday  01:15,   16 september 2017
realsimple

Some people appreciate the top sheet as a layer of bedding that keeps their duvet cover clean, while others see it as an unnecessary expense that just ends up tangled at the end of the bed. The choice of top sheet or no top sheet may seem an[...]

Can Houseplants Really Clean the Air?

Friday  23:36,   15 september 2017
zillow

Indoor plants lend a nature-chic touch to your decor, but do they actually purify the air?A 1989 NASA study attempted to find new ways to clean the air in space stations. Despite some pretty neat findings, it never claimed houseplants are great at[...]

5 Reasons to Bring Brick Floors Indoors

Thursday  22:39,   14 september 2017
bobvila

Brick, the hard-working earthen blocks basic to so many structures, is becoming a trendy flooring option for high-traffic interior spaces with connections to the outdoors. Think foyer, kitchen, laundry room, and mudroom—areas calling for visual[...]

Van? RV? School Bus? 6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home on Wheels

Thursday  21:12,   14 september 2017
zillow

Let's get down to the nitty gritty of mobile living.When I first saw the van that would one day be mine on Craigslist, I thought it was perfect for me. The 1986 GMC vandura had a comfy bed, turquoise cabinets and twinkle lights that made me weak [...]

Design Pros' Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Materials

Thursday  01:50,   14 september 2017
zillow

You might want to take a second look at that old dresser your grandma tried to give you.When you ask Seattle-based house flippers Lora Lindberg and Debbie Cederlind where to find the best home-restoration materials, they quickly reply in unison,[...]

Your Shed, Your Way: 5 Surprising Ways to Customize Your Backyard Building

Wednesday  00:42,   13 september 2017
bobvila

Why settle for a basic backyard shed when you can trick it out to be so much more? With a little imagination, you can gain inventive storage options, add distinctive architectural features, and give your shed a premium look that will make your[...]

Your Shed, Your Way: 5 Surprising Ways to Customize Your Backyard Building

Wednesday  00:41,   13 september 2017
bobvila

Why settle for a basic backyard shed when you can trick it out to be so much more? With a little imagination, you can gain inventive storage options, add distinctive architectural features, and give your shed a premium look that will make your[...]

How To Defend Your Garden From Diseases That Will Ruin Your Soil

Monday  22:36,   11 september 2017
rodalesorganiclife

The top 10 inches of your garden's soil, where your plants' roots feed and grow, is teeming with bacteria, fungi, and countless other microscopic creatures. Most are beneficial or even essential to keeping your plants healthy. But some are[...]

The Dos and Don'ts of Watering Plants

Friday  20:22,   08 september 2017
bobvila

No matter what color your thumb, you likely already know that all plants need water to reach their full potential—after all, that basic knowledge goes back to basic middle-school science class. But what you might not know is that incorrect watering[...]

Grow to love saving your seeds

Friday  01:25,   08 september 2017
iol.co.za

Seed saving is precisely that. Gathering seed saves money for the next planting season, and also saves genetic strains that may have originated in family gardens. Gardeners can save seeds from just about anything that produces fruit or[...]

How To: Remove Stickers from Glass

Friday  00:51,   08 september 2017
bobvila

Whether it’s a new mirror that you brought home or a wine bottle that you’re using for a DIY, lifting a price tag or label from glass is always tougher than it seems. Thanks to their adhesive properties, stickers are often a pain to peel off any[...]

The Best Home-Cleaning Products Are in Your Pantry

Thursday  19:55,   07 september 2017
architecturaldigest

Forget a trip to Target to stock up on cleaning products, and go no further than your pantry and medicine cabinet. Yes, we're telling you not to run an errand and not to spend money. This is gonna be good. So many of the things we use all the[...]

This Is How You Should Be Storing Off-Season Clothes

Thursday  01:18,   07 september 2017
rd

Hauling out a bunch of huge plastic tubs of clothes to make the switch from summer to winter—or the other way around—is no fun. Which is why most people put off the whole clothing storage ordeal as long as possible. But switching those unwieldy tubs [...]