Fireplaces have a way of elevating the interior design of any home, giving rooms a clear anchor and gathering place. But if your home has already been built, the job of installing that fireplace may be left to you – and your pocketbook. That means making choices based on what will work best for you, your family and your home. By weighing the options between a freestanding and a built-in fireplace, you can choose a heat source that makes your home look and function better.
When’s the last time you thought about your driveway? You know, that little road that leads up to your house? Should it be concrete, asphalt, or gravel? Unless all you want is a dirt two-track with a grassy middle? These are all things to consider when installing or replacing a driveway.
This winter has been especially wet and cold so far, and it’s important to buy quality clothing that’s sturdy and warm enough to keep you safe from the elements for years to come. Unfortunately, your apparel is far more susceptible to being damaged outside during the winter because of the sidewalk salt and stubborn ice that linger on the ground until springtime.
We’ve all been in this situation before. It kind of reminds you of when you were in elementary when bad weather forced your class to stay inside for recess and the teacher would pull out the box filled with out-of-date board games, rock hard Play-doh and a half-empty box of crayons. Well, now that “indoor recess box” is your home. Here are some ways to to entertain yourself when you’re stuck inside.
Chances are, you can’t afford full-scale versions of all of Barbie’s possessions (the convertible, the yacht, the wardrobe), but there are tons of other ways you can transform your home to get a taste of the Barbie Dreamhouse life. If your unique home style is “Barbie Dreamhouse,” then here are some unique and glitzy items that can help you achieve the look.
To give you, our readers, more insight into what the America’s Homeowner Alliance (AHA) is and how it can help you as a homeowner, we sat down with AHA chairman and founder, Phil Bracken, to get the inside scoop on the association and its benefits.
Kohler, Samsung, Ecovacs and Velux sold some new home products that are futuristic. Here are a few of 2013’s most innovative products and apps for the home.
Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded of your passions and hobbies every time you walk into a room? Whether you like to relax with old records after work, attend wild rock shows or star in the choir, the Internet has tons of options for you. I’ve wrangled some of the coolest music-themed décor options for each room of your home.
The dust of Christmas is starting to settle as we pick the last bits and pieces of wrapping paper off our floors to get ready for the New Year. Your floor might be clean, but I’m willing to bet there are still some big remnants of the holidays left in your fridge. Though you may be tired of heating up the same meal over and over again, it’s important to be mindful about not wasting food. Luckily, there are tons of creative ways to deliciously utilize the traditional Christmas dishes we’re all starting to get sick of.
It’s time to ring in the New Year, and there’s no better way to do it than with a New Year’s Eve party. But after all the holiday shopping, traveling and get-togethers, money can be pretty tight. So how do you throw an awesome New Year’s Eve party on a small budget? The Zing Blog has a few tips for you. From planning to party night, we’ll help you stay within your budget and still impress your loved ones.