Find out how to store and preserve paint so that it lasts indefinitely. Also get tips on disposing of old paint properly.


Window repair is generally a do-it-yourself job with a good chance for success.  When it comes to window replacement, however, we advise most of our audience to go pro.


Want to give your home a green makeover, from the bottom up? Finding eco-friendly flooring is a matter of knowing what to look for. The greenest options offer sustainable beauty through recycled or renewable content, have product and adhesive formulas that are free of formaldehyde and VOCs, and support indoor air quality through easy cleaning and maintenance.


Get tips on how to use universal design principles in your kitchen upgrades to keep the space accessible to you as you age.

Kitchen Remodeling

A poorly insulated home leaks away valuable energy dollars whether you’re using new solar or old-school electric, so do all you can to improve your home’s structural efficiencies before taking on a new power technology.

Insulation and Ventilation

If you’re playing host for Thanksgiving this year, your first step should be to make sure your kitchen equipment is up to the task -- starting with your range hood. The right range hood doesn’t just make cooking more pleasant, it actually improves the air quality of your entire home.

Air Quality

If you like the idea of fresh, locally-grown produce but can’t get it during winter, why not try growing it on your own? With the right light, the right soil and the right pot, you can grow herbs and even some vegetables all year long.

Container Gardens

Find out how to make wallpaper application easier with this simple tip: dampen the sheet first.

Decorating and Design

If your current refrigerator was made before 1993, it uses twice as much energy as a new ENERGY STAR qualified model.


Cleaning a deck can give it a fresh new look. Learn how to clean a wood deck with this simple deck cleaning recipe of bleach, water and detergent. Plus get tips on the best time of the day for deck cleaning.

Decks and Patios

Decorating and design difference between women and men.  Learn to compromise on decorating and design differences with your spouse.

Decorating and Design

Mold needs moisture to grow and spread. Find out how to stop mold spores from traveling throughout the home, where they can settle, and the health impacts posed by mold spores.


Keep mold out of a finished basement by choosing mold-resistant materials and finishes, such as paperless drywall that resists mold growth, and hard surface flooring that won't grow mold.


Mold growth is a threat in spaces with high humidity. Find out how to measure humidity levels throughout your home to prevent the development of mold.


Mold can develop in a storage areas if cardboard storage boxes come in contact with moisture--two sources of mold food. Find out how to prevent mold growth in storage areas, and what to do if mold has already spread in your basement storage area.

Avoiding Mold

How to keep your furnace from freezing.


Mold can grow aggressively on traditional paper-faced drywall, which provides mold all it needs to survive. Learn how a new paperless drywall option prevents mold growth and the home and health issues caused by mold.

Drywall and Sheetrock

Mold growth isn't always easy to see, but a musty smells musty can signal it's presence. Learn about mold's favorite hiding places, and how to uncover mold without causing mold spores to spread to other locations in your home.

Storage and Organization

Wet basement, drainage.  Fix wet basements with proper drainage, gutters and downspouts.


Low VOC paint, low odor, low or zero VOC paints. 

Green Home, Saving Energy