Home utility costs quietly eat into most of our monthly budgets, and using a home energy audit to help reduce your energy usage is great for both your wallet and the environment. Learn how to act on the findings of a home energy audit, how much the fixes could cost, and your potential savings.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that occurs naturally in the soil and bedrock underlying huge swathes of the continent. Fortunately, radon is easy to detect and not particularly costly to mitigate. Learn the basics about radon in your home, including how to detect and mitigate it.
No matter how well you treat your home appliances, they're all destined for the scrap heap sooner or later. You can avoid pricey emergency purchases and reduce your final cost by buying at the right times of year and following these money-saving tips.
One major drawback of working from home is that you’re suddenly sharing a workspace with your entire family. A home office space can help you focus and feel more productive, but it’s all about location, location, location. Where should you put your home office? Here are some ideas to consider.
When transitioning to an at-home workspace, making do with a laptop in your bedroom or a computer at the kitchen table might have seemed OK at first, but it’s not ideal. In a smaller home, office space can be hard to come by. Read on for tips on how to make room for a home office in a smaller home.
You don’t have to buy and renovate an old Victorian beauty to have a vintage-feeling home. In fact, you don’t even need to spend much money, especially if you’re willing to get your hands dusty. Here are 25 ways to create true vintage charm in even the blandest cookie-cutter home.
Many people think it’s impossible for them to compost at home. But composting is an incredibly versatile process, and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time, space, or money. No matter which of those resources you’re short on, there’s a composting method out there that can work for you.
According to a study by the FBI, about 1.4 million break-ins occurred in the U.S. in 2017. Despite this, fewer than 20% of U.S....
We all appreciate the cost savings and environmental benefits of conserving energy at home. But if you’re a wimp when it comes to the cold, the savings don’t seem like they’re worth it during the winter. Thankfully, there are plenty of strategies to lower your winter energy use without freezing.
If you're like most people, you've rented a home or apartment at least once in your life. Renting can be a great way to save...
Many people already know about the benefits of composting. Vermicomposting is another option for reducing food waste and creating rich, fertile compost for your garden. But vermicomposting isn’t as simple as you think. Before you get started, read up on how to take care of your worm bin.
Finishing your basement is one of the easiest ways to expand your home’s habitable square footage without expanding its footprint. It’s also one of the more expensive home improvement projects you can undertake. But with these tips, you can DIY much of the project, saving hundreds, if not thousands.