Ay, caramba! Talk about art imitating life, imitating art! Calgary couple and DIY pros Marcia Andreychuk and Joel Hamilton have put their love of "The Simpsons" on full display, recreating their very own replica of the cartoon family's colorful kitchen. “We had the same bones as 'The Simpsons' kitchen…all the elements seemed like it would work to convert it,”...

According to Cleve Gaddis, most real estate agents are doing it all wrong. To count yourself among the top producers of the industry, you must upend the traditional view of the annual calendar and approach your business with the same level of gusto each month of the year. In RISMedia’s latest webinar, “Goodbye Peaks and Valleys, Hello Year-Round Success,” real...

Contributed by James White, homeyimprovements.com If the idea of spending hours on end deep-cleaning the house doesn’t appeal to you, take the “spring” out of “spring cleaning” and try monthly deep-cleaning instead. When you tackle one room in your house each month throughout the year, the only thing you’ll have to think about come next spring is enjoying...

Contributed by Paul Kazlov, Global Home Improvement In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about metal roofs and their manifold benefits. And why not? As one of the most durable roofing materials available on the market, metal roofs have outshined the famous asphalt shingles, slates, and other composite roofing materials. Here are eight reasons why homeowners...

Movie buffs – this one’s for you! The home portrayed in Jonathan Demme’s crime-horror film The Silence of the Lambs is now up for sale! In the film, the property was home to one of the movie's main villains, Buffalo Bill, who lured and trapped women to his creepy dungeon for horrific reasons that we don't need to be reminded of here. (You're welcome!) Located...

Whether planning to sell the house, have it rented out, or simply for personal satisfaction, a little renovation and upgrade is always necessary to help increase its market value. In order to boost a house’s value in the market, it is first important to learn what prospective buyers or tenants are searching for in a house. For most homeowners, the biggest concern...

Contributed by Doug Watson, CEO of Frontier Title With more than five million homes sold annually in the United States, purchasing a home remains at the center of the American dream. A large percentage of these buyers will be making this major purchase for the first time, which can be an extremely stressful and overwhelming experience. Even for an experienced homebuyer,...

Just Google it. A new tool we never knew we needed has just rolled out from deep within the goat-maintained Googleplex. Project Sunroof, engineered by East Coast Googler Carl Elkin, proves to solar-skeptical homeowners that solar power is attainable, affordable and practical. And who wouldn’t trust the all-knowing Google? The concept: plug in your address and the...

Reddit user troymcklure is a Nintendo fan, but that may be the understatement of the century. He's a huge Nintendo fan! Being a Mario fan myself, his recent DIY project really brings out the geek in me: take a peek at his custom-made Mario Kart-themed nursery! As shown in his photos and YouTube video (embedded below), Mcklure built all of the nursery's decorations...

Near or far, there’s no short of challenges when it comes to moving. Between organizing an entire household, changing addresses and vetting out movers, relocating to a new home can be more hectic than happy. And the biggest stressor of all? Packing. To help alleviate some of that stress, we’ve compiled a list of clever shortcuts that will ease the burden of packing...