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By Elizabeth McGrath When you're ready to finally begin construction on that new basement bath, we have the tips you need to help make it more affordable. Save money on plumbing, fixtures, hardware and more when you shop savvy and plan ahead. 1. Position Your Basement Bathroom Directly Below Your Upstairs Bath If there's one thing that's going to blow your budget...

By Cosette Jarrett It’s no secret that moving is a headache. You need to purchase packing supplies, change your address, clean your current home, and more. Luckily, technology can make the process less painful. Whether you’re choosing the best mover or expertly packing your belongings—there’s an app for that. Read on for useful apps to help you streamline...

By Isaac Christiansen While daily life can be challenging with a disability, innovations over the last few decades have made a new level of independence possible for
the disabled. Services and products now make it possible for such individuals to attend school, run daily errands, and live in private homes in ever increasing numbers. Being able to live independently...

By Sage Singleton Summer is the season to be outdoors. It’s the perfect time for backyard barbecues, neighborhood socials, and late-night evenings on the patio. You don’t need to travel to a luxurious and exotic location to enjoy spending time outdoors. Make your own backyard a summer paradise with these eight simple suggestions. Inspect and update wooden decks To...

By Jonathan Deesing Photo: Ring.com Clean floors and fresh java are hardly the coolest things you can get from using smart devices like robotic vacuums and automatic coffee makers in your home. Whether you’re already benefitting from smart devices or not, here are some unexpected ways you can harness this smart tech to spice up your home. 1. Handy Diet Helper Door...

You don’t need a degree in horticulture to know that water is the lifeblood to a green, luscious garden. But the spring and summer seasons also tend to be when many homeowners see a significant increase in their water usage–and utility bills–due to efforts to help their gardens flourish. However, a great looking garden doesn’t have to break the bank. Yes,...

Photo: Modpools One Canadian couple is making a splash transforming shipping containers into backyard swimming pools. (We always knew those shipping containers were universal!) Paul and Denise Rathnam launched Modpools earlier this year and the idea has taken off, with orders mostly coming from the hottest locales in North America, particularly California, Nevada,...

By Kris Lindahl As people reach retirement, their current house may simply be too big for their needs. Paying large utility bills, maintenance costs and property taxes for an older home on a large lot can often drain nest eggs and retirement funds. During a time when you have a lower income and too much house, there may come a time when downsizing to a smaller home...

By Brooke Chaplan Houses tend to be huge investments, whether you're talking about your personal home or a house that you're planning to flip. Renovating those houses is an equally big investment of both time and money. If you're going to put in that effort, you want to be sure that the house is going to gain value because of the renovations. Avoiding these four home...

As a homeowner, you undoubtedly understand just how important home maintenance is when it comes to preserving the life of your home. In fact, you probably spend a good chunk of time fixing problem areas and items both inside and outside your home. But when was the last time you checked the gutters? While clogged gutters can wreak havoc on your home from top to bottom,...