Better Living

Herb Garden

The Best Way to Grow an Herb Garden

If your jarred spices are out-of-date and flavorless or if you’re frustrated by wasting store-bought fresh herbs that wilt before you can use them all, there’s one simple solution: Grow your own herbs. Here are some tips and advice from the experts at Epicurious to get you started: Plant Outside, if Possible - Herbs grow best in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. So...

Buy Home

How to Help Your Children Buy a Home

With student debt looming and career paths constantly changing, the financial situation for a lot of young adults is tough. If your kids are in their 20s or 30s and still haven’t purchased a home, maybe you would like to help them. For those who can’t afford to give their adult children the entire cost of a home, there are options available to assist them financially in the home-buying...

Landscape Designer

Reasons to Hire a Professional Landscape Designer

If you’re thinking about upgrading your yard to improve your home’s curb appeal, you may be tempted to take a DIY approach. You may be able to handle planting and some other tasks yourself, but it’s a good idea to get advice from a landscape designer so you choose plant species and other features that are appropriate for your property and your budget. A Landscape Designer Can Set You up for...

Light

Should You Install Recessed Lighting in Your Home?

Recessed lights are installed in holes in the ceiling, unlike traditional light fixtures that are mounted on the ceiling and hang down. Recessed lights can use either incandescent or LED light bulbs. Lights that are powered by LED bulbs may cost more upfront, but they can save money in the long run. A recessed light fixture can be adjusted to illuminate a specific area. Recessed lights generally require...

7 Easy Food Swaps to Improve Your Health

Adding healthy options to your diet may seem like a burden, but you don’t need a diet overhaul to gain extra nutritional benefits. With a few easy-to-implement swaps, you will be well on your way to improving your health without sacrificing your favorite foods. Swap traditional pasta for a high-protein option. There’s no doubt about it, traditional pasta is delicious and can be part of a healthy...

Clean Hacks

Quick-Clean Hacks Professionals Use When Time is Limited

Whether it is a visit from a family member or you had to call a repairman into your home after an emergent issue, everyone has experienced the sudden, overwhelming need to clean a lot in a short period of time. If you find yourself needing some quick cleaning hacks, look no further than these tricks the pros use when they are short on time. Tidy and GatherIf clutter is the biggest culprit to preventing...

Gym at Home

How to Style Gym Equipment in Your Home

A home gym can be the perfect opportunity to remove barriers to your motivation. Whether you are social distancing, don’t feel confident at the gym or simply don’t have a flexible schedule, gym equipment in your home can be convenient and motivating. If you don’t want to sacrifice your home’s style for your fitness routine, try out these tips. Buy With Your Space in MindSure, it could be...

Home

5 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Home Again

If you’re like much of the world, you’ve been spending more time than usual at home. And, like many, you may have become less than satisfied with your surroundings as you hone in on decor and functionality in a whole new way. While a major renovation or a move to a new home might not be in the cards right now, there are a few tricks you can employ to give your home renewed charm and appeal. Try one...

House Plants

Short on Light? These 4 Houseplants Are For You

If you’d like to add some greenery to your indoor life, but your home is lacking in natural light, don’t worry—there are many varieties of houseplants that thrive in low-light environments. Select wisely, and you’ll have an indoor garden thriving in no time, not to mention a host of natural air purifiers making for a healthier living environment. Here are some plants that will be healthy and happy...

Living Room

How to Choose the Right Color Scheme for Your Living Room

Your family will spend a significant amount of time in the living room, so you want it to be an area where you will feel relaxed and at home. An attractive color scheme can create a positive mood and make the room seem inviting. Your individual preferences will play a major role in choosing your living room’s design, but there are some general principles to follow. Start With the Flooring or Large...

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