Looking for a unique space for your corporate relocation? This basket-shaped Ohio building may be the perfect fit. Ideal for picnic and weaving fans alike, this eccentric structure was originally built in 1997 for the Newark, Ohio-based Longaberger Company, a creator of—you guessed it—high quality handcrafted baskets. But now the company is financially...

By Lauren Topor Buying a new home is an exciting time. Although you may be busy planning new projects, picking out paint colors and decorating your new space, there are a few essential maintenance measures you should be doing, too. Seal up Your Windows This simple project can save you heaps of money on your energy bill. If you’ve noticed chilly spots near windows...

Research has shown that homes situated near a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods see significant increases in value. Can big-box retailers have a similar effect? According to an analysis by housing data leader RealtyTrac®, homes near a Target store see higher home value and appreciation than those near Walmart—but homeowners near Target pay higher property taxes. Of...

Photo Credit When you sell homes every day, no one needs to tell you what a bonus green energy-saving items are. Everyone is concerned with maximizing energy efficiency, both to save costs and to minimize environmental concerns. Adding solar energy to a home is a great way to do both. Solar panels can cut down on the carbon dioxide a home uses by nearly 36,000 pounds...

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home, but it can also be one of the coldest. If you’re tired of getting up in the middle of the night and walking into a chilly room, it’s time to warm things up. Here are six ideas to keep your bathroom warm: 1) Keep towels warm 24/7. A towel warmer keeps your towels heated so you can end every bath or...

Smart home technology is taking off at a breakneck rate—so much so that experts believe half of us will adopt it by the end of this year. The smart home hype has led the folks over at ConsumerAffairs to ponder in their own homes. Their answers are…brilliant! Some of our favorites for geniuses past and present: Charles Darwin, who theorized natural selection at...

As more homeowners seek to bring the indoors to the outdoors, fireplaces and fire pits are becoming an even hotter commodity — literally and figuratively. In fact, landscape architects surveyed by the American Society of Landscape Architects identified fireplaces and fire pits as the number 1 outdoor design element for 2016. Fire features such as fireplaces and...

More often than not, home renovations center around efficiency and what the family needs. We upgrade the bathroom and redo the cabinets in the kitchen because they often are the most used spaces in the home and often need some retouching. But maybe it's time for a home renovation that focuses not on what the family needs or what you want, but rather on what your...

The low-maintenance movement has taken hold across generations of homeowners. For millennials—the leading segment of homebuyers—the lower, the better. So summarized by Jill Waage, editorial director of home content for Better Homes and Gardens: “They want to use their brains for other things, not for remembering whether they adjusted the heat or closed the garage...

Have you ever dreamed of owning your very own Bed and Breakfast? Your dream could now become reality! In an area known for its historic architecture, the Silas W. Robbins House of 1873 stands as one of the great period homes in Connecticut. A masterful 6-year restoration (2001-07) resulted in a lavish transformation that preserved the timeless elegance of this distinguished...