Home Improvement

Home improvement is much easier when you are well-informed. Learn about home improvement, home safety and home maintenance.


Is your neighbor popping by in five? Here’s how to make your place look great.

Cut down the least-fun cleaning in your home with these bathroom tidying tips.

We love our power drill, but for some jobs, nothing beats a good old hand tool. What are some of the must-haves for your toolbox?

Get your plants out of the garden and onto your table with these simple recipes that make the most of fresh fruits, herbs, and vegetables.

When you’re planning your next garden, get inspired by these classic styles.

Create a garden that’s a feast of the senses.

A wonderful garden is just a few steps away.

Create a garden that is both beautiful and full of tasty treats.

Keep your home bug-free this summer in three simple steps.

Household pests are not only a nuisance but can also cause damage to your home.

By the time you see these insects, they may have already made themselves – and their extended families – at home in your house.

Keep bees, flies, and more away from your backyard outings with these simple ways of controlling pests.

Take homesteading to the next level by building your own chicken coop using one of these unique plans.

Adding a waterfall to your backyard is an easy do-it-yourself project that makes a big impact.

No matter how big your backyard is, there’s a water feature that’s right for you.

Make your outdoor areas as comfortable as your indoor rooms for added living space.

Cozy up by an outdoor fire that’s also an eye-catching addition to your backyard landscaping.

Making the most of your backyard can feel almost like adding a whole new room onto your house – only in this case, the room is shadier, breezier, and – in the daytime, at least – brighter than any of your inside spaces. But taking your yard from bori ...

An influx of mosquitoes can turn your backyard into a big problem. Here’s how to take care of them.

Make your outdoor space a relaxing, tropical oasis no matter where you live.

Humans love integrating tech into absolutely everything -- even screwdrivers. We've had power screwdrivers for a long time, but now, your tools can interpret your commands based solely on the position of your hand.

Despite our desire for ease, studies show that we may be able to make ourselves smarter by doing things the hard way. But why make life trickier than it needs to be?

What's a smart community: a neighborhood chock-full of smart homes or really brainy folks? We explore the somewhat nebulous definition of this concept -- and how it's playing out in reality -- in this article.

You care not only about your generation but generations to come, so you want to make environmentally-conscious decisions. We’re here to help. Follow these tips and you’ll soon have the most sustainable home possible.

Painting roofs white is an easy way to reflect heat and save costs in the summer. But even better is planting gardens on rooftops, bringing the green back to the urban jungle.