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By Barbara Butler Play is the universal language of childhood and every kid is drawn to it, regardless of ability. For children who have mobility challenges, finding a welcoming space to enjoy play is not always as easy as we'd like. One solution is to create a playful, accessible oasis in your own backyard.  Through my involvement with the Magical Bridge Foundation,...

By Rae Steinbach Just because you've harvested the last of your crops doesn't mean that your work out in the vegetable garden is done. With the season drawing to a close, you need to do some work to prepare your garden for winter.  Related: A Beginner's Guide to Growing a Vegetable Garden By doing a little bit of work in the fall, you can protect your garden from...

By Brooke Chaplan When you think of remodeling your home, your mind likely jumps immediately to your kitchen or bathrooms. While these are excellent spaces to remodel, there are plenty of other rooms throughout your home that can benefit from a little extra attention. Related: When It Comes to Home Remodeling, DIY Wins If you're in need of some inspiration for your...

By Anita Ginsburg As hard as we try, it often seems like there's never enough space for everything we want to do. However, if you're a homeowner who finally won the war on clutter, you might be wondering what to do with a now-empty garage. Related: 5 Space-Saving Garage Storage Hacks Here are five great ideas for what you can do to transform your garage: Home...

By Meghan Belnap As your family grows, it's important to create an environment that's conducive to creating lasting experiences and memories. That's why you should ensure your family has a comfortable and spacious place to live. Related: How to Afford a Luxury Family Home With a Reasonable Mortgage If you're a part of a beginning family, you'll need to consider...

By Kara Masterson Living off the grid comes with a lot of responsibility. This includes detaching yourself from your municipal sewage system. Truth be told, sewage is something many people don't think about even when they're considering living off the grid. Related: Top 10 States for Homeowners to Invest in Renewable Energy There are several options if you want...

The world can get a little overwhelming these days with news headlines giving us bad news at every turn. That's why safety is high on the priority list for homebuyers. And with help from WalletHub's newly released report—2019's Safest States in America—consumers can help narrow down their choices for a place to call home. The report considers 52 key safety indicators...

By Shelley Alexanian You want your home to look luxe, but your bank account has other ideas. Fortunately, you don't have to spend a lot to make it look like you did. Related: The Buzziest Luxury Markets Aren't All a Million and Up With a little ingenuity and these 12 ideas, you can transform your home into a posh palace: Splurge on Focal Pieces. You may...

By Dixie Somers Congratulations on your new home! You survived the paperwork. You got all of your belongings moved in and everything unpacked. You even got a lawnmower, some power tools and a massive tool chest. Now what? Many new homeowners don't even think about home maintenance until something breaks, but that's not the best way to take care of your new home....

While the old saying, “good fences make good neighbors,” may ring true for some, a new study out could indicate they may not be needed as much these days. According to realtor.com®, there's a 75 percent chance that the folks you live next to consider you a good neighbor. This is according to realtor.com's recently released Good Neighbor report, which found...