9 Things You Should NEVER Do To Your Dryer

People often take their clothes dryers for granted, until something goes terribly wrong with it. Even though this common household appliance is used daily or several times a week, most people never give it a second thought until they have to. For example, wet laundry might be tossed into the … [Read more...]

8 Fascinating Ways to Clean Your Microwave

Cleaning your microwave is one of those tedious tasks that nobody likes to do. But, you have to do it on a regular basis to help maintain the unit and ensure that your food tastes as it should. Whether you're using a countertop or built-in unit, here are eight different ways to thoroughly clean … [Read more...]

How to Install a Mini-Split System

A mini-split system is an excellent heating and cooling solution for small areas in the home where running ductwork is not a practical solution. Whether the home has a non-ducted heating and cooling system or there are renovations where additional rooms or living space is being added, a mini-split … [Read more...]

5 Questions You May Have About Countertop Dishwashers

Simply put a countertop dishwasher, which may sometimes be referred to as a portable dishwasher, is a smaller dishwasher designed to sit right on top of your counter-tops, or any other flat surface. Generally these compact units use a quick connect adapter to connect to a standard sink faucet … [Read more...]

Why You (Probably) Have Poor Indoor Air Quality

It is a well-known fact that pollution from power plants, vehicles, and outdoor machines contribute to poor air quality outside. We all know that. And as a result, many of use probably assume that the air we breathe outdoors is the most polluted air we come across daily. Unfortunately, this is … [Read more...]

10 Benefits of Electric Fireplaces

One of the dreams of many homeowners is to have a cozy little living room with comfortable couches and a beautiful fireplace to enjoy a cool winter evening. Although this dream works in theory, the reality is that fireplaces often take a lot of work and money, even when you buy a home with one … [Read more...]

Gas Ranges vs. Electric Ranges

It is important to think about purchasing a new range before you go for it. Are you an aspiring home chef or a busy parent who needs to cook dinner every night? Do energy costs matter to you? Do you live off the main grid? What is your budget for upfront installation, and how much do you want to … [Read more...]

Mini-Split Systems: Everything You Need to Know

Ductless air conditioning systems are becoming quite popular these days for a variety of reasons. Also known as mini-splits, these systems provide cooling capabilities without the many problems associated with ducted setups. Using a ductless system, homeowners can better regulate the temperature … [Read more...]

10 Apps to Help You Organize Your Fridge & Pantry

Almost everyone is on a budget these days and saving money at the grocery store is one of the best ways to cut down on spending. With all of the time, money, and effort spent shopping for perishable food items, ensuring that they don’t go to waste is important. Chances are you don’t have a lot of … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Save Money Building a Tiny House

Just because it’s a tiny house doesn’t mean building one won’t come with a considerable price tag. While they’re definitely a lot more affordable than their more sizable compatriots, tiny houses are still homes and building them is never cheap. However, if you know what you’re doing, it’s not … [Read more...]

The 9 Most-Widely Believed Myths About Tiny Homes

There are a number of ways you can measure the growth in popularity of tiny houses. Tracking the number of owners would be one way, but this would only tell half the story. Tiny houses have caught the imagination of many who currently live in traditional homes, yet they’re still an important part of … [Read more...]

19 Tiny House Design Tips

Long before your dreams of living in a tiny house can ever come true, you need to actually plan the thing. While you can purchase ready-made designs or even prefab models, many got into tiny houses because they had ideas unique to themselves. While it’s important you keep those personal touches, … [Read more...]

15 Colorful Appliances to Liven Up Your Small Space

If you live in a small apartment, cottage, or studio, you’ve probably already figured out some of the best tricks to make your space feel bigger: clearing clutter, arranging furniture in certain ways, and using natural light and mirrors as much as possible. But sunlight isn’t the only way to … [Read more...]

6 Ways a Tiny House Saves Money

There are countless benefits that come from living in a tiny house. Many people feel a sense of community, develop a connection to the present moment, and report strengthening their relationship with their spouse. While the experience of living in a tiny house is unique to each individual, one … [Read more...]

Electric Fireplaces vs. Gas Fireplaces

Everyone loves the ambiance that a wood-burning stove provides, but not everyone wants to deal with the cost associated with purchasing wood as fuel, or the work that goes into cutting large chunks of wood into more manageable, fireplace-appropriate pieces. Many homeowners are balancing their … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why You Should Drink More Coffee

Americans love their coffee. And why shouldn’t they? Whether it's a cup of espresso or drip coffee, it's a delicious and invigorating way to start their day each morning, and there are so many different blends and varieties available that appeal to a broad range of personal preferences. Flavor, … [Read more...]

9 Tips to Keep Your Microwave in Top Condition

Many people use their microwaves every day without giving a second thought to the maintenance they should be performing or the damage they might be causing. Unfortunately, the way you use and care for your microwave can have a significant effect on its longevity. The good news is that a few good … [Read more...]

5 Mistakes People Make When Using A Humidifier

If you are using a humidifier to help improve annoying allergy symptoms caused by dry air, such as scratchy nasal passages or throat or dry, tight skin or eczema, watch out for mistakes you might be making in the care and use of your unit. You should follow each manufacturer's instructions for using … [Read more...]