Articles Tagged In Home Improvement

5 Best Values for Your Home Improvement Dollar

If you’re considering having some remodeling done, it pays to know what will add the most value to your house. Here are some of the best ways to spend your hard-earned home improvement dollars.

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6 Tips to Stay Cool Without A/C

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7 Colorful Kitchen Remodeling Ideas To Help You Ditch the Drab

Create a kitchen that pops! Start your kitchen remodel with these colorful ideas and retro kitchen accessories.

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Amp Up Your Curb Appeal

Want potential buyers to get a great first impression of your home? It starts with curb appeal. Luckily, there are easy, low-cost ways to amp up your curb appeal without breaking the bank. Keep your home beautiful inside and out with these quick tips.

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Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape lighting can significantly impact the curb appeal of your home. These bright ideas will help shed some light on your home's exterior.

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Conducting A Home Improvement Check-Up

Updates and improvements are exciting and add value to your home, but when using a contractor for projects that are above and beyond DIY, always do your homework. Use these helpful check-up tips to make sure that your project stays on track.

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Decorating Ideas to Eliminate Blank Wall Space

There's nothing more stark or empty looking than a blank wall. Before you start buying and hanging art, check out these simple design ideas and art hanging how-to’s.

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Do-It-Yourself Isn't Always Best

Do-it-yourself projects are popular right now with everything from headboards to laundry detergent. But deep cleaning is one project that you might want to leave to the professionals.

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Do’s and Don’ts to Make a Home Addition Pay Off

When your home improvement projects include an addition, it should suit both your needs and taste, but stick with this simple guideline to help it pay off for you in the long run.

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Enter Our Welcome Home Sweep Into Spring Sweepstakes!

We’re giving away great prizes for your home.

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Follow these 5 Instagram Accounts for Home Improvement Inspiration

The home and garden universe on Instagram is vast—with just a few swipes of your smartphone, you can find design inspiration, fascinating vintage finds, gardening tips and even larger-scale DIY projects to try around the house.

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Great New Paint Products

While painting is one of the easiest, least expensive ways to brighten a room, it’s also one of the smelliest. These new paint improvements can lessen the stench.

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High-Tech Innovations to Make Your Pool Safer

Modern technology doesn't stop at fancy new smart watches or thermostats. There are lots of really cool, innovative technologies available to help keep you and your family safe in your backyard pool.

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Home Décor: 8 Ways to Turn Tired into Trendy

If you’re longing to give your home a fresh look, upcycling is the way to go. Turning something old into something new and useful can save you money and give you a beautiful look for less. Let these ideas transform your eyesore into a stunner.

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Home Design Trends of 2016

Explore Home Design Trends for 2016 as we review what's hot and what's not for the upcoming year. We'll discuss everything from artisan goods to textures.

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Look Down to Step Up Sales

Don’t overlook a property’s floor during staging. Buyers certainly won’t. Here are three tips for more attractive floors.

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New Home Décor Trends For 2016

2016 is quickly turning into one of design’s hottest years when it comes to home décor. You can incorporate some of these trends into your home whether you are doing a complete overhaul of one or more rooms or making simple and inexpensive changes.

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Our 5 Favorite Female Home Improvement Bloggers

These women have taken D.I.Y. and home repair by storm and are rated by our Home Matters professionals as the top 5 favorite female home improvement bloggers.

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Shopping Estate Sales & Flea Markets

Some of the best finds and the best deals come from estate sales and flea markets. With a little patience and some good scavenging skills you can end up with interesting and unique items that can’t be found in any retail store.

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Smith's Smart Home Part II: Sprinkler Controller Installation

In part 2 of this home automation series, AHS CIO Jamie Smith shows us how he upgraded his sprinkler system in just a few easy steps.

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Smith’s Smart Home Part I: Installing a WiFi Thermostat

AHS CIO Jamie Smith isn’t afraid to tackle DIY installation projects at home. In Smith’s Smart Home, Jamie will be sharing some of his recent efforts to make his home as smart as possible.

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These Paint Color Ideas Could Lead to Better Health in Your Home

Feeling down lately? Picking the right paint color could affect your every mood. Our Home Matters designers share the colors that make you and your room sparkle.

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Understanding Alternative Energy Technology

If you’ve been wondering whether a solar system is right for your home, or if you’re curious about other energy innovations like geothermal systems, here’s an introduction to the various alternatives available.

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Use Your Refund to Create an Energy-Efficient Home

We all know the expression “a stitch in time, saves nine,” but sometimes it can be difficult to apply that lesson to the home. Keeping up with all the repairs and upgrades your house needs to run efficiently takes time and money.

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Zen and The Art Of Workshop Organization

Does your workshop need some work? We got in touch with Bonnie Joy Dewkett, from The Joyful Organizer, for tips on making the most out of your workshop.

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