From the moment the first cave dweller marked the wall of his home with a bit of charcoal, art has been a home decor must that has stood the test of time.
It's time to walk outside and check your garden. Keep your fingers crossed that the wind hasn't damaged your favorite rose bush. More importantly check for wind damage to any of the fragile buds that might be on the way to blossoming into perfect, fragrant specimens of rose growing delight.
We spend hours in the kitchen socializing, keeping the family organized, and, of course, cooking and eating. As the center of the home's activities, the kitchen should be as fun as it is functional. With just a few supplies and a free weekend, you can cook up a whole new look for your kitchen.
No one likes to think about bad things happening to their home or family. But things like home fires do happen - more often than you might think.
While displaying ghosts and goblins is great for the kids and the standard for Halloween decor, how about getting into the spirit but with a bit more sophistication this year?
Grapes are a great backyard choice if you're seeking delicious juice, some wine to savor or snacks fresh from the vine. But look elsewhere if it's low maintenance or fast production that you want.
Time to wake up and smell the coffee. At the recent New York International Gift Fair, buyers were keenly checking out grinders, pots and brewing equipment, which means coffee-related gifts will be as hot as a frothy latte this holiday season.
Every little bit counts these days. Saving energy is one way to also conserve on your electric bill. Find out the top home energy consumers and empower yourself to use energy hogging appliances wisely - or, better yet, get new energy-efficient models. The extra initial outlay is worth it in the end.
I live in a community adjacent to a small commercial center with several retailers, including a dry cleaner and several restaurants. The dry cleaner is a fairly new tenant and the noise of the machines creates a nuisance during daytime hours.
Attempts to be thrifty by delaying household maintenance can backfire. In many cases, it pays to heed the old adage "an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." Here are a few ways to take preventive action and avoid costly repairs around the home.