AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
More ideas for your home
Better Indoor Air Quality
(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you spend more time inside when it’s cold and dark outside. On the one hand, that can make this a great time for enjoying baking, reading, board games, …
Stay Safe As You Get Back Outside
(NAPSI)—Spring is coming, and as we get out our lawn mowers and other outdoor power equipment from storage to work in our yards, businesses and other green spaces, it’s important to put safe …
Do you have reliable backup power during severe weather?
(BPT) - As winter weather ravages across the country, homeowners are reminded that having a backup plan for power outages is important all year long. Reliable power is critical, especially for the …
Ways to save money this year
(BPT) - Home and auto owners are aware of the financial responsibilities associated with each, but those looking to save money understand it goes beyond only reducing mortgage or auto payments. …
5 Easy DIYs to Display Your Love
(Family Features) Handmade Valentine's Day decor is a crafty way to put your love on display. Add a little TLC to your home or share your affection with loved ones by dedicating some time to simple DIY projects that come straight from the heart.
AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Warming up for winter
Ever been accused of having a thin skin? When it comes to maintaining proper body temperature, this old adage is no joke. As we age, our metabolic rate decreases and our skin literally thins. Often, …
Subversive Sirens imagine a better world
The world of queer synchronized swimming is very small. But the Subversive Sirens, a non-binary synchronized swimming team out of Minnesota, is making a big splash. (Forgive the pun.) Advocating …
Creativity and community in a time of Isolation
In 2021, retired University of Minnesota filmmaker Paul Eide and a few members of his family pictured a way to fight pandemic isolation – a way that creatively drew them together.Just before …
I'm scared – what about you?
Is it Halloween? Are there ghosts in my house? I can only focus on what is in front of me. What is this me being scared? It's a mystery. Do you ever get scared? Is it a mystery to you? Tell yourself, …
From the ‘Hood to the Woods
Beach to beechWhen I arrived in Minnesota as an east coast transplant in the late 1980s, my summer visions were of expanses of New Jersey beaches rather than expansive views of blue beeches, the …
Caring for your home and family

3 Places Where Well-Insulated Windows Have the Most Impact

Florida homeowners can benefit from properly insulated windows throughout the year. It’s fairly easy to assess whether existing windows are functioning well by checking for two types of issues: thermal and …

Remodeling your basement? Here is everything you need to know to see a high return on investment

(BPT) - By Bryan Baeumler, HGTV Personality & Professional ContractorSo, you are remodeling your basement — smart move! According to Redfin’s real estate experts, a basement …

3 consejos para elegir y usar la mejor lechada en la colocación de sus baldosas

(BPT) - El hecho de que haya llegado el invierno no significa la posposición de los trabajos de bricolaje domésticos que requieren lechada. Siempre y cuando tome precauciones, los …

How technology can be incorporated in your bathroom to enhance wellness

(BPT) - Creating a spa-like bathroom that enhances your overall well-being is seriously on trend, and for good reason. Self-care can become part of your daily ritual if you make your bathroom into a …

Cold weather doesn't have to put a stop to home concrete projects

(BPT) - Is winter weather putting a damper on your home improvement ambitions? Many people who plan to use concrete as part of their projects believe they need to pause when temperatures dip. The …

4 ways to make your home come to life with colorful and patterned tile

(BPT) - Whether you are looking at making a dramatic statement or adding a pop of color to a more neutral space, tile is an excellent and expressive choice for any home renovation project. Because of …

How to improve your basement and other spaces by leveling uneven floors

(BPT) - Colder weather does not mean you have to stop tackling all your important home DIY projects. If you’ve been putting off tiling your basement or carpeting the spare bedroom because the …
Home ideas

Chores to Tackle to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Every home requires ongoing maintenance to ensure it's living up to its aesthetic and functional best. This checklist can help you create a comfortable home setting for enjoying the warmer months.

An Inviting Refuge

(Family Features) Converting your living space into a soul-soothing refuge may be easier than you think as a serene color palette is often all you need to shift the mood of your home. Incorporating colors inspired by simplicity and serenity ...

5 home improvement projects to tackle during winter

Let sweater weather brighten your home. American Home Shield used multiple sources to identify five wintertime home improvement projects.

Tips for Choosing a Portable Generator

(NewsUSA) - Inverter generators and portable battery stations are trending solutions for take-anywhere power. Small footprints, manageable weights, and simple charging or fueling options make both …

The average lifespan of 10 common home features—and what it costs to renovate them

Angi determined how long 10 household features last, using data from the Association of Home Builders, Zonda Media, and other industry sources.

8 ways to effectively winterize your home on a budget

American Home Shield compiled a list of eight tips for winterizing your home for little or no cost.  

How heating problems compare among the 15 largest metros

Which cities had major heating problems in winter 2021-2022? American Home Shield used the Census Bureau's 2021 American Housing Survey to find out.   
More Home Improvement News

Trending Colors and Textures Inspire 2023 Home Design

(Family Features) Over the past year, architectural design saw a surge in nature-inspired, earth tones, such as calming shades of blue and green. Homeowners can expect this trend to continue into the coming months, but with warmer, richer colors.

Clean Energy Home Upgrades: Make dependable environmental improvements

(Family Features) Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home's energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.

3 tips for choosing — and using — the best grout for your tiling project

(BPT) - Just because winter's here doesn't mean you have to put household DIY projects requiring grout on hold. As long as you take precautions, indoor projects like setting tile can go smoothly and …

Five Tips to Prepare Your Portable Generator for Winter Weather

(NewsUSA) - When temperatures drop and snow starts falling, portable generators of every size need a quick check-in to make sure that they’re ready to go before a possible power outage during …

12 Questions To Ask Before Powering Up The Snow Thrower

(NAPSI)—Snow flurries and winter storms can be unpredictable, so the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) encourages home and business owners to prepare in advance before bad weather …

Ready Outdoor Power Equipment For Winter Storage, Prep Your Snow Thrower

(NAPSI)—After your lawn gets its last seasonal cut, it’s time to put away spring and summer outdoor power equipment, such as lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and trimmers. What’s next? Snow throwers, …