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As the current pandemic continues to rage across much of the country, and the world, many in the workforce who are being forced to work from home are looking to this temporary arrangement as more of a permanent shift in how they do business. Naturally, home offices have become necessary and many are looking to accessory dwelling units (ADUs) on their properties as...

By Brentnie Daggett Although many associate cleaning with springtime, summer cleaning tasks deserve their time in the sun as well. With warmer temperatures and longer days ahead, there’s no better time to open the windows, throw on the rubber gloves and get to work. Deep cleaning your home and getting rid of dirt and dust is important, but don’t forget to take...

By John Voket If you're strapped for time or don't have a green thumb, at least you can help protect the environment and improve the health of your landscape by committing to composting. The Natural Resources Defense Council's Darby Hoover says there are loads of reasons for keeping food scraps and other household waste out of the trash can. She says compost adds...

By Anita Ginsburg Most people love summer, but not necessarily being at home when it gets hot and stuffy indoors. Luckily, there are things you can do to make your house cooler and more comfortable on those boiling, muggy days. Here are a few tips that can help: Catch the Breeze Depending on where you live, your region might experience light breezes throughout the...

By Anita Ginsburg Dealing with a pest infestation is one problem no one wants to have. You could expect to see an infestation in your basement or garage, but pests can even take up residence in your roof. Related:4 Signs Your Home Needs Roof Repair Immediately While you may consider your roof to be indestructible, it's actually far from it. If allowed to linger for...

There are many things you need to remember to take care of when moving from one home to another. One of these is forwarding your mail to your new address, which begins with changing your address with the United States Postal Service (USPS). Related: Helpful Checklist for Moving out of State Whether you're making a local move or relocating out of state, changing your...

By Megan Kezell Homebuyers with growing families need a lot of storage space. Everyone expects interior rooms to be top-notch, but they don't expect the garage to be anything more than a large empty space. Maximizing that vast space with actual storage solutions keeps clutter out of the main living area, increasing the value of your home. A spick-and-span garage...

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...