How to Choose The Best Hot Tub For You

The hot tub market is flooded with poorly made products that fail quickly. Here’s how to avoid a hot tub lemon.

Home Maintenance

Driveway Resealing Is Rarely Worth the Price

There are better, more economical ways to protect your driveway than a costly resealing.


Best Gifts for Gardeners

Most gardeners have the basic trowel, shovel, clippers and rake, but will welcome a high-quality addition or an inspired upgrade. New favorites for your favorite gardener…

Home Improvements

Best Portable Generators to Get You Through a Power Outage

A gas-powered generator or backup battery system can keep your lights on and run a few key home appliances and functions. Here are some of the best.

Home Improvements

Create a More Inviting Dining Room

The right chair height, table shape and wall color can make all the difference when you decorate your dining room.


Fall is the Best Time to Plant Perennials and Shrubs

Spring and summer planters: Don’t miss out on the best time for gardening. Fall offers great weather and great bargains. What you need to know…

Home Improvements

The Best Bidets for Your Behind

Amid toilet paper shortages and more time spent at home, this could be the solution to your bathroom needs.


How to Create a Home Office in a Small Space

Avoid these mistakes when squeezing a home office into a living space.

Aging for Beginners

Escape Artist: How to Safely Evacuate Your Home During Fire, Storm or Natural Disaster

With so many natural disasters in the news lately, we are reminded of the need to plan, prepare and implement emergency safety.


Exhaust Dehumidifiers Don’t Actually Dehumidify

Don’t fall for suggestions that an “exhaust-only dehumidifier” is what you need.


Great Ways to Attract More Birds to Your Yard

Don’t think that if you just choose the right bird seed you will win over flocks of backyard birds. Try these other tricks to entice them.


The Lazy Lawn Guide: Less Care, Better Results

When it comes to mowing, watering and fertilizing, skipping some steps often helps the lawn—and you.

Home Improvements

5 Big Indoor Lighting Mistakes—and How to Fix Them

One common lighting mistake is not having any shimmering lights. They make people feel good. Others include too much overhead light, not enough shadow.


How to Plant a Fruit Tree This Year!

Plant an apple or pear fruit tree for a harvest of delicious fruit


Mold-Proof Your Home: Use This Checklist

Mold can turn up in nooks and crannies of our homes where we’d never think to look. Following the strategies…