Home without the homework.

Created by experts, designed for homeowners.

House Method is your toolkit to a better home. Owning a home is complicated, but we make it easy to find the best solution for your household needs. Our mission is to save US homeowners over 1 billion hours each year on the time and hassle of researching home maintenance and repair problems.

Our process is simple: we dig in and do the research for you. We interview the brands, listen to thousands of hours of customer service calls, read the contracts, and try out the products. We’ve built a state-of-the-art studio in our office to test products and conduct our research. Our tests are controlled and repeatable so you get verified, unbiased, and honest recommendations. Why do we do this? So you can trust our advice.

Here’s what you can expect:


Expert opinions on what to outsource, how to pay, and when to do it.

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Home Warranty

How to Install Solar Panels: DIY or Hire a Pro?

Read through our step-by-step solar installation guide to learn how to install solar panels, including how to determine if you should go solar and what to expect from professional solar installation.

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Home Warranty

A Contractor’s Take on Home Warranties

We talked to the owner of Snowflake Air who shared his experience with working with home warranty companies as a businessman and home repair professional.

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Car accident broken glass

Car Window Replacement: DIY or Hire an Auto Glass Specialist?

The windows on the side and rear of your car aren’t as prone to chips and cracks as the windshield, but they do get cracked and broken in accidents and break-ins.

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Researched and fair ratings of companies, products, and services.

Home Warranty

7 Best Home Warranty Companies of 2020

Looking for the best home warranty? Our team at House Method reviewed the top home warranty companies in the industry so you can choose the right plan for your home.

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Home Products

Best Vacuum Cleaners 2020

Investing in a great vacuum cleaner is key to maintaining the upkeep of your home. From uprights and canisters to sticks and handhelds, here are the best vacuum cleaners on the market.

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Lawn & Garden

Your Guide to the Best Lawn Care Companies (2019 Update)

When you just don’t have the time or energy (or desire) to maintain good lawn care, you’re likely doing some research into comprehensive lawn care services that will provide your yard with what it needs at a reasonable price.

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Tools, resources, and expert access on your decision-making.

Home Warranty

5 Red Flags to Look Out For When Choosing a Residential Service Contract

Residential service contracts—also called home warranties—are optional but a good investment. Attorney Ryan B. Bormaster shares his expert advice on what to look for before you sign.

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How to Choose a Contractor for Your Home Improvement Project

Where to start your search, what to look for, questions to ask, and red flags to avoid.

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Are You Adequately Insured? Here Are 16 Items Not Covered by Home Insurance

You may think that your home insurance covers all damage to your house, but flooding, earthquakes, and normal wear and tear are just a few items not covered by a standard homeowners insurance policy. Here are 16 items not covered by homeowners insurance and how you can get coverage for them.

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Don’t take our word for it. Here are just a few of the names who trust House Method:

Expert contributors

Here are a few of the best and brightest in their fields who contribute to House Method.

Dr. Clifford W. Bassett

MD and Founder & Medical Director, Allergy and Asthma Care of New York

Clifford W. Bassett, MD, FACAAI, FAAAAI is the founder and medical director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York and author of The New Allergy Solution. Dr. Bassett is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine and on the teaching faculty at Weill Cornell Medical College. Designated a Top Doctor by both U.S. News and World Report’s, Castle Connolly, and their annual New York Magazine Best Doctor Issue. Dr. Bassett is featured regularly by national television, radio, and print media outlets including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, Sirius XM Radio, NPR, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and The New York Times. Dr. Bassett is an expert on seasonal and indoor allergies, sinusitis, allergic skin disorders, and offers informed integrative and whole-body approach to allergy prevention and management.

Michelle Griffith

Luxury Real Estate Agent, The Corcoran Group

Michelle Griffith is a leading luxury real estate agent for The Corcoran Group. With over $300 million in sales, Michelle is well known for her highly intuitive, organized and results-driven approach which has led her to great success. She has strong relationships with the city’s most renowned developers, investors and industry specialists. Named Corcoran’s 2017 Top Downtown Salesperson of the Year, and consistently ranked in The Real Deal’s List of Top 75 Manhattan Residential Agents. Michelle is a leader in the industry.

George Tjoumakaris

Product Manager of Floor Care, Laundry and Cleaning Products, Miele, Inc.

George Tjoumakaris is product manager at premium appliance brand Miele, Inc. Working in product development, George is focused on bringing future generations of the best performing vacuums, laundry systems, and cleaning products to the US market. Prior to joining Miele, George has held product marketing positions in the lighting and medical device industries.

Claudia Sidoti

Head Chef and Recipe Developer, HelloFresh

Claudia Sidoti is Head Chef and Recipe Developer at global meal kit leader HelloFresh. At the helm of the test kitchen, Claudia leads a team of seasoned recipe developers to create simple and delicious meals that hundreds of thousands of home cooks across the country can make in 30 minutes or less every night. Prior to joining HelloFresh, Claudia was Test Kitchen Director at Food Network Magazine.

Dr. Laurie Mintz

Psychologist and Professor

Dr. Laurie Mintz is a feminist author, therapist, professor, and speaker. As a tenured Professor at the University of Florida, she teaches the Psychology of Human Sexuality to hundreds of undergraduate students each year. Dr. Mintz has published over 50 research articles in academic journals and seven chapters in academic books. She has received numerous professional and teaching awards. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, indicating that her work has had a positive national influence on the field of psychology. For over 25 years, Dr. Mintz has also maintained a small private practice, working with both individuals and couples on general and sexual issues. One of her greatest honors is supporting her clients during difficult times, as well as helping them make positive changes and reach life goals.

David Miller

VP Client Executive for Personal Lines, Plexus Groupe

David Miller is an insurance executive specializing in the unique personal insurance needs of high-net-worth individuals and their families. He has an expansive understanding of state-specific insurance laws that may affect those owning out-of-state homes and cars or by parents with children in out-of-state schools. With nearly 30 years of experience in the personal lines insurance industry, Miller is well-versed in the underwriting, market conditions, and politics that can affect the ability to secure coverage in catastrophe-prone areas.

Miller is a Certified Risk Manager and Certified Insurance Counselor. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

He lives with his wife and sons (one of whom attends the University of Mississippi) in the suburbs of Chicago and is a vintage car enthusiast.

Katy Milton

Design Consultant, California Closets

Katy Milton specializes in custom solutions and design for residential and commercial properties. She works with a wide range of residential interior spaces ranging from small spaces to entire room design. Her expertise for commercial properties include solutions for wineries, dental offices, and she has partnered with Blu Homes. Her design philosophy is to live simply and live beautifully through timeless design. Katy believes life is dynamic and ever changing, and design should reflect that. Katy’s vision goes beyond functionality—she has attention to detail with a focus on harmonious materials, resulting in spaces that reflect a unique blend of sophistication and accessibility.

Katy Milton was born and raised in Southern California and graduated with a degree in business with an emphasis in marketing from Humboldt State University. After graduation, she moved to the San Francisco area and began her career in the software industry. After several years in tech, Katy decided to make her passion for design a career. View Katy’s portfolio on Houzz.

Hayden James

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Hayden James is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received her BS Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and MA Dietetics and Dietetic Internship at The University of Oklahoma. Hayden is a full-time dietitian nutritionist in an endocrinology clinic, is the sports dietitian nutritionist for the local youth rock climbing team, and owner and operator of the sports nutrition and wellness website, Satiate Nutrition.

Lindley R. Battle

Fitness and Nutrition Professional
Lindley Battle is a certified fitness and wellness instructor, with certifications in yoga, spinning, personal training, and nutrition. In addition to teaching several group classes weekly, she spends her time one-on-one with clients helping them live healthy and fulfilled lives. Lindley is also a contributing photographer for House Method.

Jennifer Vaught

Jennifer Vaught is a residential real estate expert in Northwest Indiana who covers a span of four counties, offering her clients everything from rural, small-town living to properties that provide the urban, “everything at your fingertips” experience. ” Northwest Indiana is an amazing place to serve because it offers such diverse properties.  No matter what your taste is, no matter what your budget is, we literally have something for everyone!  With such a variety of clientele, Jennifer is certain to be able to help you find what you’re looking for!

Jamie Marcus

Master Level Medical Aesthetician

Jamie was born and raised in San Diego, California, where she completed her Master Aesthetics program. Jamie is an expert in the most effective skincare treatments on the market, including micro-needling, chemical peels, hydrafacial MD, radio frequency, intense pulsed light (IPL) technology, broad band light (BBL), dermaplaning, LaseMD, Ultherapy, and laser hair removal. She is also a product and ingredient specialist and knows the top product lines in the industry to help clients achieve their skincare goals. Jamie’s unique experience and her passion for treating and educating clients have combined to develop a skillset that distinguishes her as an innovative practitioner in the medical aesthetics field.

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