House & Home Tips

Get tools and advice to make your house your dream home. From home improvement ideas to fire safety tips and news on the latest smart home tech, find information to keep your family's home safe and beautiful for years to come.

10 Ways to Refresh Your Yard

Transform your backyard into a sanctuary for eating, working, exercise, and entertainment.

5 Tips for Purchasing a Home in a Competitive Market

Unprecedented demand has made buying a home in a seller's market more difficult than ever. Here’s how to beat the competition for your dream home.

6 Steps to Stay Safe as You Barbecue

Avoid dangers from fire to food poisoning while grilling on a charcoal or gas barbecue.

How to be a Good Neighbor

Follow expert etiquette advice to foster community and avoid tension.

How to Make Your Garden Bird- and Bee-Friendly

Support vital pollinators and enjoy a thriving garden with these tips.

How to Inspect and Maintain Your Deck

Extend your wood or composite deck's lifespan and ensure safety with these tips.

8 Exterior Home Maintenance Tasks You Shouldn’t Skip

Here’s what to inspect, clean, and repair outside your home once springtime hits.

10 Key Things to Look at When Buying a Home

Learn how to spot red flags when viewing a home so there aren't any expensive surprises in the home inspection.

16 Ways to Make a More Sustainable Home

Make your home greener by reducing waste, toxic chemicals, and energy use. Here's a room-by-room guide to living more sustainably.

Step-By-Step Guide to Starting a Vegetable Garden

From small containers to raised beds, transform your outdoor space into an edible oasis.

How to Get Preapproved for a Mortgage

These simple steps will help you through the process of getting a preapproval letter from a lender.

16 Things Every Homeowner Should Know How to Do

Keep your home safe, comfortable, and healthy—and save money—by handling these simple repairs and improvement projects yourself.