Home Improvement

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


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.

Whether we like to admit it or not, much of our lives are spent at the office. While we're there, Can improve overall quality of life and reduce our carbon footprint just as we do when we're at home?

Did you know that there are differences in what the words "danger," "caution," "poison" and "warning" mean when they're printed on a consumer product? It's not up to the manufacturer to choose which word best goes with the design on the product label.

No one likes the sight of a cockroach scurrying across your kitchen wall – and if you see one during the day, it's officially time to worry. Is it a sign of an infestation?

You're cleaning up your lovely home one day when your vacuum cleaner attachment goes right through your wood floor! What does this mean for your home and how do you fix it?

People love warm winters. So do insects. In fact, they love them so much that they might just wait out the winter right along with you – inside your house! Find out how to protect your home here.

There's something very luxurious about standing beneath a cool shower in the hot sun. Why not add this feature to your own backyard?

With nightmare stories of infestations, the old adage, "don't let the bed bugs bite," went from a harmless rhyme to an actual warning overnight. If you're on the road, how do you protect your belongings from these roach-like parasites?

Squeaky floors might just mean your home is in its second (or third!) century, but in some cases, sagging, creaky wooden floors can signal a termite infestation. What's the first step if you suspect you have a problem?

Termites don't eat concrete, but they will undermine your foundation by tunneling through it on the way to the good stuff. How risky is your home's setup?

For being tiny, termites can cause an amazing amount of destruction. Which termites might wreak havoc in your home, and what kind of damage will they do?

Termites cause $5 billion worth of damage in the U.S. every year. For a bug that's about the size of an ant, that's a lot of destruction.

Termites are nasty customers, but they don't have to be a deal-breaker when you're buying a home. An expert can help you know what you're dealing with.

With today's growing number of bed bug infestations, buying second hand furniture has taken on a whole new meaning. But we have some tips to keep you bargain hunting.

Termites may be small, but they sure are hungry -- hungry enough to eat your entire house! Here's how to spot and repair the damage they cause.

Termites may be tiny, but they can pack a mighty wallop -- mainly to the structure of your house. Luckily for you, it's not that hard to keep them out.

Without regular maintenance, a deck can decay, grow mold, weaken and literally fall apart. Enter the ritual of cleaning, stripping and staining that keeps your deck in tip-top shape.

There's only one thing that can rid your home of bedbugs: a pest-control professional. They know all about bedbug biology and habits, and you need that knowledge to eliminate those pesky bedbugs.

The bottom line is if your child can make a mess, he or she can help clean it up. How much he or she can help, though, will depend on age and ability.

A few cockroaches here and there are to be expected, but that doesn't mean you have to like it. Find out how to rid your home of these nasty bugs.

Why even consider buying a house with termite damage? Well, some people won't. Others, though, stick around to consider the options -- and possibly negotiate a big discount on the home.

Deck fireplaces are "hot" outdoor accessories! We've five tips for installing one of these fireplaces on your personal patio.

In the summer, it's only fitting to invite your friends and family over for a bash on your deck. But to keep it in party-ready mode, you have to take care of it.

If you want to scare a homeowner, there's one sure way to do it: Mention the word termite. It's important to always keep an eye out for them. Here's what to look for.