LifeStyle: Home & Garden

It's Official: You Should Never, Ever Microwave Your Sponge

Wednesday  18:32,   09 august 2017
Country Living

There's really only one way to ensure your sponge is clean.Sponges that were "sanitized" in the microwave or dishwasher were just as bacteria-loaded as sponges that were never cleaned at all, according to a new study conducted by German[...]

3 Ways a New Garage Door Can Transform Your Curb Appeal

Wednesday  00:10,   09 august 2017
Bob Vila

 Most folks don’t think about replacing a garage door until they absolutely have to, waiting until it gets damaged or dingy, or stops working altogether. But design-savvy homeowners know the difference that a new garage door makes in an[...]

How to Make Homemade Cleaner With Simple Ingredients

Wednesday  21:45,   02 august 2017
The Family Handyman

Not only will natural cleaners make your life better, they will virtually eliminate that bad smell in the house and they're surprisingly inexpensive to[...]

People Are Seriously Regretting Buying Tiny Houses

Wednesday  18:15,   02 august 2017
Country Living

Turns out, homeowners actually prefer having some space.The online real estate resource polled more than 2,264 U.S. adults about what they wish they had done differently with their current housing. A whopping 44 percent of participants had housing[...]

The 1 Habit That Ensures a Clean, Clutter-Free Closet

Thursday  20:32,   20 july 2017
PopSugar

Before the KonMari method inspired scores of people to get rid of items that didn't "spark joy," I was already constantly overhauling my closet.  Before the KonMari method inspired scores of people to get rid of items that[...]

Bigger Homes and Gardens: Caring for Your New, Upsized Outdoor Space

Thursday  18:45,   20 july 2017
Zillow

You upsized from apartment to home - now what do you do with that big yard? Ease into yard work like a pro with this expert advice. When Lance Fort upsized from an apartment to a 2,350-square-foot home in Shoreline, WA, a bedroom community just[...]

How to Buy a Shipping Container (for Your Next Home)

Tuesday  18:39,   18 july 2017
Zillow

Dwell shares insider tips after consulting architects, DIY home builders and shipping container experts from around the world. You’ve decided to join the shipping container revolution. Your plans are drawn up, your site is prepared and your welding [...]

Summer Is the Best Time for These 6 Home Improvements

Saturday  00:10,   15 july 2017
Bob Vila

Photo: istockphoto.com If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay!  If you’ve been thinking about tackling some home improvement projects this summer, don’t delay! The dog days of summer[...]

The 14-Room House Inside This Rock Has Been Frozen In Time Since the '70s

Tuesday  18:41,   11 july 2017
Country Living

This unique roadside attraction has quite an amazing history.For $7, you can take a 12-minute guided tour and learn all about the cave's quirky history. Then spend some time at the on-site petting zoo, browse the metal and stone sculptures by artist [...]

These Dollar-Store DIY Projects Are Absolutely Brilliant

Tuesday  18:21,   11 july 2017
Refinery29

We love DIY projects as much as the next person, but creating something from scratch doesn't always come cheap. It's easy to get carried away by the promise of Pinterest tutorials. Before you know it, you end up with a load of pricey[...]

Here's How You Can Qualify For The NYC Housing Lottery

Tuesday  05:17,   11 july 2017
Refinery29

Scoring a subsidized unit from the NYC Affordable Housing Lottery is the ultimate dream for many New Yorkers, but it's especially important for those who can't afford rent in the city's ever-booming real estate market. To some, it may[...]

7 Things You Didn't Know About Floating Homes & Houseboats

Tuesday  05:16,   11 july 2017
Zillow

From battening down the hatches for a storm to hiring a diver for your home inspection, you're likely in for a few surprises.While a huge part of “Sleepless in Seattle’s” appeal could be chalked up to the ’90s rom-com duo of Tom Hanks and Meg[...]

Peek Inside the Most Gorgeous Prefab Homes We've Ever Seen

Thursday  19:11,   06 july 2017
Country Living

They start at $179,000 and can be built in two weeks.The company's new line of rustic beauties, called Go Homes, are inspired by the traditional barns and cottages of New England, and start at just $179,000. Go Logic, a design and architecture firm[...]

The Popular Paint Colors in Every State Are Way Crazier Than We Expected

Monday  18:20,   03 july 2017
House Beautiful

What the heck is going on in Texas?Take a[...]

This Treehouse-Like Home Is Stunning Inside and Out

Thursday  22:21,   29 june 2017
House Beautiful

Wait until you see the gorgeous rooftop.The home was built out of four cylindrical volumes that are covered in timber slats to help keep it from standing out like a sore thumb in the forest. Inside, the home is covered in untreated wood and other[...]