Around The House

The Polite House To Hosting Guests
This is Part 2 of an answer to a question posed by a reader who lives in a popular vacation destination and wants to know how to properly set limits f...
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Smart Ideas For Built-in Home Efficiency
The living room’s predominantly neutral color scheme is injected with splashes of bold color such as the citron side chair and the orange grassc...
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12 Clever Laundry Room Tips
Get inspired to tackle your laundry room with re-purposed storage tricks. Glass drink decanters are not just for backyard parties anymore! Use a beaut...
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10 Foodie Favorites to Kick-Start Your Edible Garden
If you’re obsessed with fresh food and exquisite flavors, as I am, then you, too, are a foodie. The best weapon in a foodie’s arsenal is a...
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How To Install A Glass Tile Backsplash
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a fast, no-fuss way to tile a kitchen backsplash.Steps:1. Snap a chalk line on...
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18 Wall Decor Ideas That Are Anything But Boring
So, you recently moved into a new place, and you finally have your furniture arranged exactly how you want it. You placed your decorative accents and ...
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16 Common Mistakes That First-Time House-Flippers Make
When you binge-watch a little too much HGTV, it’s easy to come to some crazy conclusions. Conclusions like, “House flipping looks easy! I ...
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Annual Home Maintenance Checklist
If you’ve ever owned a home before, you know that just like your vehicle needs regular maintenance like oil changes to run well—so does yo...
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Chores for Kids
Chores can help develop a sense of responsibility and self worth in your child. It should be understood by all family members they are expected and n...
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Grilling Tips
IT'S ALWAYS GRILLING WEATHER IN ORANGE COUNTY! Summertime and the living is easy. It’s time to fire up the grill. And grilling isn’t j...
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Kitchen Herb Garden
There is nothing like fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden to give your health and taste buds a treat. Starting a kitchen herb garden is ...
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Kitchen Remodel Strategies
Follow these seven strategies to get the most financial gain on your kitchen remodel. Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodeling than on any...
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