Pros and Cons of an Open Floor Plan

There’s no right or wrong way to design a home floor plan. Very persuasive arguments can be made for open or cordoned-off floor plans alike. With an open floor plan, for example, you’ll enjoy these and other advantages: Interconnected space More natural light More...

Pest Control & Indoor Air Quality

Nothing ruins a delicious meal like swatting gnats away from your plate or watching ants or roaches scurry across the floor. And sure, some bugs are certainly useful in the garden, but you don’t want them in your home. Before calling in an exterminator or turning to...

Seasonal Home Maintenance Tips

Every season has its fair share of pros and cons. Summer, for example, means fun in the sun, but sometimes to excess when conditions become hot and steamy. Spring brings milder weather but is no walk in the park for allergy sufferers. And yet, what do all four seasons...

A Guide to Winter Home Maintenance

Whether you’re a winter enthusiast or spend your time counting the days until spring, winter does have its moments. Like snuggling up and watching TV. The change of wardrobe that comes with the season. And maybe even the break you get from months of seemingly endless...

How to Clean a Ceiling Fan

A ceiling fan can be a smart-looking, functional, and versatile addition to any room. It offers a cool breeze on a hot summer day and pushes warm air down during cold weather months (when run in reverse), all while serving as a stylish decorative home accent. However,...