Home Improvement

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


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.

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.

Townhouse dwellers get to share a lot of things -- driveways, outdoor spaces, walls and occasionally pest infestations, too. Learn how to keep pests away from your townhome.

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?

When you're searching for a new apartment to rent, the last thing you want to think about is probably the presence of pests. But if you ignore some telltale signs, you might find yourself inheriting unwanted critters.

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.

Is that a crack appearing in your wall? Don't just live with them, learn how to fix it yourself!