If you want to keep your home’s interior from looking like it’s falling apart, you need to resign yourself to some annual maintenance.  That one neighbor on the block whose rooms always manage to look brand-new understands the importance of routine care.  Believe me, that interior doesn’t stay...

Happy laundry rooms start with good “bones” – basic functional systems that work the way they should and prevent disaster. 

Whether you’re thinking of adding a laundry room, remodeling an existing one, or just want the most trouble-free laundry room possible, check out upgrades and maintenance...

We’re in the thick of tax season, and that means it’s also prime time for identity theft. 

Take a look around your home office, the family computer area, or that corner of the kitchen that attracts paper.  Somewhere, you’ve got a mounting stack, and I’m willing to bet it includes credit card...

One of the worst things about winter is not being able to find your mailbox under the snow plow hump at the end of your driveway.  It’s probably not fun for your postal carrier either.  But there are some cool mailboxes out there that can help you avoid that problem. 

There are actually several...

2010 saw some stubborn insect infestations in the United States, from bedbugs to the dreaded stinkbug.  But will last year’s pests bug us for yet another year?  Look out for the return of these guys, who took the top prizes for unwelcome guests in 2010:

Bedbugs.  Bedbugs popped up all over the...

Americans may have experienced some downsizing in their careers over the past couple of years, and that seems to be reflected in what’s happening in their homes, too. 

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) unveiled its findings about the predicted future of the American home at the...