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How to Build an Umbrella Stand Side Table

This Old House DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to make a simple outdoor side table that holds an umbrella and has a hideaway to keep drinks cool. This project is full of cool features, including a beveled detail that makes the horizontal boards look like one continuous layer, a holder […]

NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE? WHAT TO CHOOSE FOR A BETTER BARBEQUE

Summer is coming, and you know what that means–it’s time to bring out the barbeque and get grilling! Whether you are having a quiet backyard barbeque with your family or a big neighbourhood cookout, there is no better way to bring people together than by gathering for a meal outdoors. The heart of summer entertaining […]

The Best Pest Control in Birmingham

Adobe Licensed For the best pest control in Birmingham, consider industry leaders with highly trained specialists and decades of experience—Orkin, Terminix, and Rentokil. Homeowners across the country have to deal with the unfortunate reality of pests, from ants to mice and more. Sooner or later, homeowners will likely come across a variety of pests, and […]

Virtual Grand Opening: Cottage on the Cape Idea House

Join us on Thursday, July 16 from 12-1 PM ET, for a Virtual Open House of our Cottage on the Cape! Enjoy an exclusive 3D tour followed by live Q&A. Experience this shingle-style home in Eastham, MA on scenic Cape Cod, from the comfort of your home!

How to Identify & Kill Mole Crickets

Adobe Licensed Mole crickets are a major nuisance in any lawn, tunneling through soil and tearing up turfgrass. Read on to find out how to identify them, flush them out, and get rid of them. Mole crickets are strange-looking pests that can do some serious damage to your lawn. These subsurface, tenacious insects are equipped […]

The Best Pest Control in San Diego

Adobe Licensed The best pest control services in San Diego are performed by industry leaders with decades of experience—Orkin, Terminix, and Rentokil. Affiliate Disclosure People rave about the weather in San Diego, but that doesn’t mean the coastal community is pest-free. Homeowners have to worry about pests like termites, roaches, and ants, even on their […]

Ring vs SimpliSafe Review (2020)

Ring Ring and SimpliSafe are two of the least expensive options for DIY home security systems. We examine the pros and cons of each company to determine who will get the most out of their products. The modern homeowner has more alternatives to traditional, wired, and landline-based home security systems than ever before, but it […]

Nest vs Ring Review (2020)

Ring The Nest Secure and Ring Alarm systems might seem similar, but they are two very different home security systems with unique benefits. Our Nest vs. Ring will help you decide which is right for you and your home. Two titans of the tech industry, Amazon and Google, each offer their own home security system: […]

Cuddle Up to One of the 10 Best Mattresses for Couples

Adobe Stock All sleepers have different needs. But when couples shop for a new bed, compromise is key. Our team of mattress experts reviewed dozens of beds and scored them based on 14 different performance factors. Then we identified the 10 best mattresses for couples to help you find the right mattress.   A bed is […]

How to Install a Fireback Behind a Kitchen Stove

Tom and Charlie Silva install a heavy fireback on the tiled wall behind the kitchen stove The final touches are going in the Newton house. In the kitchen, Tom and Charlie Silva are installing a fireback that homeowners Joe and Liz found online. For hundreds of years, the fireback sat at the back of fireplaces […]