Ah, the laundry room…where women sort and men make pink underwear! Or at least that’s the way it’s typically been until now. Today, (almost) idiot-proof machines and clever space planning can make laundry day just a few folds away from being completely effortless. The laundry room has become a...

By Amanda Parrilli for The Home Depot

Connected products and the concept of a Smart Home are increasingly popular, and it’s is a big part of the next generation of home improvement. The growing demand is inspiring manufacturers to shift R&D into overdrive and introduce all kinds of Wi-Fi or...

Decorating a child’s bedroom is a chance to let your imagination run wild – something you don’t always get with home design. For older children, you can let their favorite colors, hobbies, characters, etc. be your guide. But for younger children, whose tastes and interests might not be so clear...

By Don Mandeville

Father’s Day is almost here, which means it’s time to start thinking about what to get. All dads are different, but one fact is universal – they’re tough to shop for.

Before you start shopping, think about what tools he uses most often and the projects that he works on around...

You can make a big style statement in the bathroom without a lot of time or cost. Repaint the walls and buy new linens, a shower curtain and rugs and you might not even recognize your old space! 

I like to recommend creating a calming retreat by appealing to all five senses in your...

Being informed and prepared is the best way to prevent damage to your home. So what does the data tell us are the biggest risks?

From leaking valves to house fires, a look at Travelers Insurance claim data reveals the most frequent causes of homeowners’ claims, as well as the costliest. The...

By Dan Parrilli for The Home Depot

Gas or charcoal?  Big or small? Not so long ago, those were two of the only questions when picking out a grill.

Today’s grill lovers are on the other end of the spectrum – enjoying the opportunity to choose from a huge variety of fuel types, sizes, materials,...

By Ryan Duffy for The Home Depot

With such a quick transition to warm weather, I’m sure it didn’t take long for many of us to fall behind on honey-do lists, which almost always include yard work this time of year.

As you get your mower, trimmers, blowers and other lawn equipment back up and...

(Photo courtesy of I Don't Know How She Does It for The Home Depot.)

By Sarah Fishburne for The Home Depot

Homeowners and renters alike are investing more thought and time into their porches and patios to create a space that feels like an expansion of their indoors and speaks to their unique...

Tiny homes have become all the rage. While some may find the idea of living in such small quarters crazy, many people are attracted to the concept of downsizing their possessions and simplifying their lives, as well as the affordability and environmental responsibility that tiny houses can...

This is Part II of a two-part series. See Leslie’s story here.

My 300-square-foot kitchen was built in the 1880s, redone in the 1980s, and was horribly dark -- dark tan walls, brown floor, dark stained-wood beams crisscrossing the ceiling, dark wood wainscoting halfway up the walls, and dark...

This is Part I of a two-part series. Stay tuned for Tom’s story to follow!

When we bought our home, the kitchen countertops and backsplash were this horrible pink laminate. In fact, everything in the room was pink, including terra cotta floors and cabinetry in this sort of warmish red-brown...

Kitchen backsplashes pull double duty: protecting your walls while also expressing your decorative style. They can make a big statement – or, if you’d prefer, coordinate more quietly with your cabinets and countertop. Looking for new kitchen backsplash ideas? Look no further. These five trends...

When winter hits its most bone-chilling low… it’s time to find a bright side.  And here’s one you can easily slide into: you can build your own backyard ice rink!  This is a surprisingly popular DIY project, especially in the coldest climates.  In fact, do-it-yourself ice skating rink kits are...

With the Flint water crisis making major headlines lately, you may be wondering if you should be worried about lead in your own home’s water. If you’re concerned about the safety of your tap water, there are steps you can take to find out whether it contains dangerous levels of lead.

After...

If you’re considering an updated look for your kitchen this year, mixed metals are one trend you might want to try. It’s a modern, unfussy look that embraces the eclectic and shuns the matchy-matchy.

Maybe you’ve heard the design “rule” that the finishes of your appliances should match the...

Love grilling up dinner? You can actually do it year-round if you know how to tackle the challenges of grilling during the winter.

First, make sure you have a grill that’s up to the task. Heavy-duty grills that can retain heat are the best for wintertime grilling. Grills with insulated...

There’s nothing like a crackling fire on a cold, winter evening. But building and stoking that fire can be frustrating if you’re not doing it right. There are a few things you can keep in mind for a perfect fire, every time. 

First, check the flue and make sure it's open.  Always use dry, or...

So you’ve survived Snowmageddon 2016 and are now enjoying a steady dose of Advil as you take a break from your shoveling operations?  While its natural to focus on walks and driveways, there are six key areas not to be ignored during the big digout!

Hydrants.  Although it’s not regulated,...

Winter storms can pop up suddenly and quickly.  Knowing a few quick  tips can help with everything from minor annoyances to major problems.

First, one of the most difficult situations to get out of is a car stuck in snow... the tire can spin endlessly, but with no traction you aren't going to...