The #PoliteHouse Tips The #PoliteHouse Tips

Lizzie Post is the great-great-granddaughter of etiquette author Emily Post and president of The Emily Post Institute. Needless to say she’s seen her fair share of dilemmas when it comes to etiquette around the home. To kick off a new series, here she responds to a classic, and hotly debated, etiquette topic: shoes on or…


10 Light Up The Night #LandscapeLightingIdeas

Outdoor lights have a major impact on the atmosphere of a landscape. Multiple light fixtures — installed under the pergola, in the water and throughout the trees — give this space a resort-style feel that’s ideal for entertaining. Get inspired with photos showing how lighting can make your outdoor areas beautiful and functional.


3 Easy Going #LivingRoomStyles

Soft colors, durable furniture and a sense of calm make these rooms stylishly inviting. Most people have been to a house where the living room felt off-limits, either directly or indirectly. In this age, when space is tight and lives are busy, living rooms should be inviting, comfortable and able to stand the wear and tear…


5 Reasons To #SellMyHome Now Before Winter Hits

People across the country are beginning to think about what their life will look like next year. It happens every Fall. We ponder whether we should relocate to a different part of the country to find better year-round weather or perhaps move across the state for better job opportunities. Homeowners in this situation must consider…


10 Plants Bursting With Color For Your #WinterGarden

As temperatures dip and daylight hours shorten, deciduous leaves turn to brilliant shades of gold, orange, red and burgundy in a final glorious show before they fall.  To get the best autumn show in your own backyard, here are our top choices for trees and shrubs that need only a little chill for their leaves…



With cold weather and the holidays fast approaching, this month’s to-do list focuses on some of the less obvious, but very important, indoor cleaning and repair tasks to get your home in tip-top shape for holiday guests. From cleaning your garbage disposal and faucet aerators to fixing squeaky door hinges and sticky locks, our November…


How To Epoxy Coat Your #GarageFloor

You finally got the tools hanging neatly on an outlined pegboard, and all the paint is organized in carefully labeled cabinets. But now your car is jealous, sitting like a lump on the oily, dirty concrete slab. You still need to put the finishing touch on the garage cleanup: a colorful, shiny epoxy floor coating…


How To Build A #HighTunnelGreenhouse

 In this video, Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner build a simple, affordable backyard greenhouse to have veggies all year round! Steps: 1. Fasten together the 2×4 base with 3-inch screws. 2. Use a drill and auger to bore 1 ½-inch-diameter holes into the ground inside each corner of the…