How to Prepare Your Home For an Arctic Blast

Whether it's a polar vortex, arctic blast or old-fashioned winter storm, protect your home and stay warm with these tips.

Photo by: Shutterstock

Read more...


NEW ON HOME MATTERS

9 Getaways to Escape the Cold and Crowds

When the weather outside is cold and it's crowded inside it may be the perfect time for a getaway. We've put together 9 winter vacation ideas to help you escape the cold and crowds.

Read More...

Peace, Love & Feng Shui

The home is a symbol of balance and tranquility. Let's help bring out the inner chi and peace that it represents. Our guide will help bring balance to your home.

Read More...

What to Get Your Man for Valentine's Day

Your special guy deserves the best for Valentine's Day but what exactly is that? Here's a guide to getting your special guy the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.

Read More...

Is an in-floor heating system worth it?

Are in-floor heating systems worth the cost? We discuss the costs and benefits of in-floor heating systems for your home.

Read More...

Fun Quiz: Channel Your Famous TV Home Knowledge

For all the television buffs out there, we have a quiz for you. This fun quiz will test your knowledge of famous TV homes from popular programs.

Read More...

10 Home Hacks for Every Room in Your House

Our list of top home hacks will help you organize your home and get the most out of each room.

Read More...

Resolve To Add More Green To Your Routine

Now is the perfect time to go green and we have some quick and easy tips to help make your routine more energy efficient.

Read More...

17 Items You Should Never Refrigerate

Home refrigerators are our ultimate home storage item. There are, however, some items that you should never put in your refrigerator.

Read More...

Don’t Call A Professional Just Yet: A Guide To Refrigerator Maintenance

Refrigerators are one of the most used appliance in the home. With our refrigerator maintenance tips we'll show teach how to keep the refrigerator in great shape.

Read More...

Don’t Call The Plumber Just Yet: A Guide To Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters are often forgotten about until we need them. We've put together a guide to water heater maintenance that will help keep your water heater strong.

Read More...

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Valentine’s Day?

Valentine's Day is the day of love and affection but how much do you know about this holiday? Test your V-Day knowledge with this love test.

Read More...

Home Design Trends of 2016

Explore Home Design Trends for 2016 as we review what's hot and what's not for the upcoming year. We'll discuss everything from artisan goods to textures.

Read More...

The Homeowner's Guide to the New Year

The New Year is here and it's time review and make improvements for 2016. Here are some tips and helpful guides to make the new year a great year for homeowners.

Read More...

Valentine's Cards for our Appliances

Our hardworking appliances that serve us everyday also deserve gratitude on Valentine's Day. We've made our special home appliances a few special Valentine's cards.

Read More...

Plan Your Shopping Budget for the Year: A Monthly Strategy

With the New Year here it's time to set realistic home shopping budgets. We'll explore how to budget for household expenses on a monthly basis for the year.

Read More...

Common Household Items and Their Expirations

Explore household items and how even the most modern home can have items that expire before you know it. We'll help you keep your home clean and current for the New Year.

Read More...

From Artificial Skin to Drones: The Best of Technology in 2015

2015 was a big year for technological advancements and futuristic breakthroughs. Here are just some of the ways technology changed our lives in 2015.

Read More...

Enjoying A Snow Day

Snow days are great times to spend with kids. Terri, from Creative Family Fun, gives us some snow day activity ideas that are filled with fun.

Read More...

New Year’s Resolution: 5 Tips for a Tighter Household Budget

Improved finances are the second most popular New Year’s resolution next to losing weight. Use these five tips to get your household budget in better shape.

Read More...

Cooktops vs. Ranges: AHS Weighs In

The centerpiece of your kitchen is your stove and oven. You have a couple options to choose from, cooktops and ranges. What is the difference? Find out here.

Read More...

The Definitive Guide to Black Mold Removal

Mold is an essential part of nature, but when it enters the home it can be very dangerous. Use this guide to help you remove black mold from your home.

Read More...

What To Do When Your Basement Floods

A flooded basement can give even the most stoic homeowner a sense of helplessness and panic. Use these tips and take action when your basement floods.

Read More...

7 Tips For Fighting Colds and Flu

There never seems to be a convenient time to catch a cold or to come down with the flu. These 7 tips will help you avoid getting sick this season.

Read More...

What To Do When Your Washer Won’t Drain

Are your clothes still soaking wet at the end of your washing machine's cycle? Here are some things you can do when your washer won't drain properly.

Read More...

Zen and The Art Of Workshop Organization

Does your workshop need some work? We got in touch with Bonnie Joy Dewkett, from The Joyful Organizer, for tips on making the most out of your workshop.

Read More...

7 Of The Best And Easiest Homemade Carpet Stain Removers

Looking for a way to get rid of that nasty stain? These 7 homemade carpet stain removers are easy to make and very effective.

Read More...

7 Of The Best And Easiest Homemade Wood Floor Cleaners

Cleaning hardwood floors can be tricky. These 7 solutions make it easy to clean any kind of wood floors without harming them.

Read More...

8 Household Projects to Leave to the Professionals

DIY home projects are great for saving money and enjoying a good challenge, but these household projects are better left for professionals.

Read More...

Bright Ideas for Landscape Lighting Design

Landscape lighting can significantly impact the curb appeal of your home. These bright ideas will help shed some light on your home's exterior.

Read More...

Homemade Carpet Deodorizers

Could your carpet be the source of that funky smell? These homemade carpet deodorizers can help lift the smell without using harsh chemicals.

Read More...

Pet Friendly Flooring Options For Your Home

A home’s floors often take a special beating from pet wear and tear. These pet friendly flooring options take away some of the stress of owning a pet.

Read More...

Shockingly Common Electrical Hazards in Your Home and How to Avoid

Of course, not all electrical accidents can be avoided. These tips will help you be better prepared to protect yourself, your family and your home.

Read More...

The Pros and Cons Of Compact Washers and Dryers

Is space a hot commodity in your house? Find the pros and cons of cutting back on washer and dryer sizes right here.

Read More...

5 Big Tips to Make the Most out of your Small Closet

Having a small closet does not have to be a bad thing. Use these 5 tips to help you organize and make the most out of your closet.

Read More...

Top 10 Questions to Ask A Realtor

Are you ready to purchase a home but need to find a realtor? With so many realtors to choose from, there are certain real estate interview questions you can ask to help narrow down your list and ensure you select the best realtor.

Read More...

11 Things You Should Never Put In The Microwave

When you are constantly on the move, you use the microwave more than ever. These 11 things should never be put in your favorite kitchen appliance.

Read More...

Home Inspections, Waste of Money or Necessity?

To get a home inspection or not is, indeed, the question. Use these tips on selecting a home inspector and the different types of inspections you to consider.

Read More...

Portable Solutions: 7 Compact Appliances That Will Save Space in Your Home

Space in your home is valuable. These 7 compact appliances can help you reclaim some precious space taken up by bulky appliances.

Read More...

Livin’ Large: 8 of the Most Expensive Homes in America

Wouldn't it be nice to not worry about finding a home within your budget? These are the 8 most expensive homes on the American market.

Read More...

Let There Be Light: The Benefits and Installation of Dimmer Switches

Dimmer switches are an easy and affordable way to make an impact on your home's lighting. Find all the great benefits and simple installation instructions here.

Read More...

5 Ways A Dehumidifier Can Help Your House

By mixing the waste with other materials, composting toilets are able to eliminate odor and use significantly less water than the average flush toilet.

Read More...

To Flush Or Not To Flush: The Truth About Composting Toilets

By mixing the waste with other materials, composting toilets are able to eliminate odor and use significantly less water than the average flush toilet.

Read More...

America’s Most Popular Home Styles by Region

Take a tour of America's most popular home styles broken down by region in which they are the most popular. Some of these might surprise you.

Read More...

How to Recycle Your Greywater and Why it Matters

Greywater is gently used water from sinks, showers and washing machines. Find out how to recycle your greywater, reducing water waste and saving money.

Read More...