Home Improvement

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


If you live in an apartment building, you're sure to see a sign put up by management to keep your faucet dripping when the weather report forecasts freezing temperatures. But why is that? How does a dripping tap keep pipes from bursting?

Most expensive home repairs come from items we don't pay attention to every day – like the roof or foundation. And yet, routine maintenance is often very cheap. Which items should you focus on most to avoid costly replacements and repairs later?

Teach your kids good housecleaning habits that that will last a lifetime.

Delegate these chores to your partner to make your cleaning routine go more smoothly.

Share these smart cleaning ideas with your mom and she will thank you!

Keep your marble looking like new with these simple tips.

Keeping your water softener clean prevents costly repairs.

Avoid the bacteria and soap scum in your bathtub jets with these simple cleaning tips.

Clean shower mold simply and effectively before it becomes a bigger problem than it needs to be.

Lime spots from hard water can show up on just about any surface in your bathroom. But getting rid of those ugly marks isn’t usually too difficult, especially if you make it part of your regular cleaning routine.

Keep your tub free of streaky lime and calcium deposits.

Spend less time in the laundry room with these easy tips.

Keep your shower head clean with these tips.

Add tile to your kitchen backsplash to make a big impact without spending a lot of time (or money!).

There’s a lot of hidden dirt in your home, but it’s not that hard to clean – if you know where to look.

Keep your stainless appliances looking sleek with these cleaning tips.

Low-maintenance vinyl windows are easy to clean – if you know where to start.

Cleaning the windows is easier if you keep these supplies on hand.

This dreaded chore can be a breeze with a few simple tips.

Teach your kids clean bathroom habits (and make your life easier!).

Find appliances and fixtures for your home that clean easily and look great.

Understanding the required care of various countertop materials is an important part of deciding which one to purchase.

Make clean-up a little more fun with these easy ideas.

Smart shortcuts and easy tips help you keep a clean house without the extra work.