One of the most annoying sounds of summer might be that droning whine of a mosquito, usually followed by the telltale tingle that, oh yeah, you’ve been bitten. Summer, as we all know, is peak mosquito season—but this year’s is worse than most, and it will probably last longer.
Fresh paint and new hardware are perfectly fine kitchen cabinet upgrades. But when you want to rehab your cook space, there are plenty of design considerations beyond variations on beige paint samples or the shape of drawer pulls.
Ahome’s risk of flooding—from hurricanes or a huge downpour—is probably not the first thing you’d think to check. However, the fact is that many U.S. homes lie within flood zones, so it’s essential to size up this potential and take precautions if necessary—well before you might end up underwater.
So how can you find out if your home is in a flood zone—and if it is, how can you assess the size of this risk and what protections can you put in place? Whether you own a home or are looking to buy, here’s how to figure that out.
Think TikTok is solely a social media platform for wild internet challenges and the latest dance craze? The platform is actually teeming with clever cleaning tips and amazing household hacks.
TikTok is quickly outgrowing its roots as a place for teenagers to show off their latest dance moves. Now you can find entertainment, cooking instructions, and tutorials on the social media platform.
You remember the décor challenges your dorm room presented: particleboard furniture, bleak cinder-block walls and a roommate’s unsavory decorating decisions.
It’s that time of year when the ants go marching … right into your home. Here are smart tips for getting them to head back out.
For most people, vacation stress revolves around packing and traveling. For gardeners, you’ll likely find us digging last-minute holes in the ground, deadheading flowers, or even panic-watering one hour before a flight (true story).
As a homeowner, you should be staying on top of regular maintenance and repairs—especially when it comes to the exterior of your home, which creates that all-important first impression. But there inevitably comes a time when repairs have done all they can, and you’re forced to accept the bitter—and expensive—truth: It’s time to outright replace things like windows, the mailbox, or even the roof.
Such large-scale upgrades could really bust your maintenance budget. But knowing when you might need to lay out this kind of cash can help you plan for it.
To help you get your facts straight, we rounded up the most common exterior features and asked experts to weigh in on when they’re likely to deteriorate to the point of needing to be replaced. Click HERE.