Home without the homework.

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 by providing expert guides, unbiased reviews, and practical resources. Our mission is to save U.S. homeowners over 1 billion hours each year on the time and hassle it takes to research home maintenance and repair problems.

Our process is simple: we dig in and do the research for you. We listen to thousands of customer service calls, read the brand’s contracts and fine print, and try out the products and services. We’ve built a state-of-the-art studio in our office to test products and conduct our research, providing you with verified, unbiased, and honest recommendations. Why do we do this? So you have all the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Here’s what you can expect:

Reviews

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.

Pest

The 6 Best Pest Control Companies (2020)

Looking for a solution to your current pest infestation? Read our review of the six best pest control companies and choose one that will eradicate your pest issues once and for all.

Lawn

What TruGreen Reviews Say About Their Lawn Care Services

We’ve looked at TruGreen reviews to provide you a sense of what lawn care services the company offers and how customers like the service they receive.

Resources

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

Costs and Coverage

Home Warranty Coverage – 2020 Plans and Pricing

Home warranty coverage varies depending on where you live, the type of coverage you opt into, and the home warranty company you buy from. Learn what a home warranty covers and how to choose the best policy.

Home Warranty

What Is Home Appliance Insurance?

Home appliance insurance, also known as a home warranty, protects you from paying expensive repair and replacement costs on major systems and appliances. Here’s everything you need to know about home appliance insurance.

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Lawn

Hydroseeding: Spray on Grass Seed for Your Lawn

You’ll learn how spray on grass seed works and what hydroseeding products are on the market for residential use, such as Hydro Mousse.

Advice

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

Maintenance & Renovation

Dishwasher Not Cleaning Properly? Here Are 9 Quick Fixes

Dishwasher not cleaning properly? Before calling a service technician to assess the problem, follow this troubleshooting guide to check and clean different parts of your dishwasher.

Maintenance & Renovation

Furnace & Heater Troubleshooting Guide

Your comprehensive furnace and heater troubleshooting guide—identify the source of the problem and determine whether to call in the the professionals.

Pest

DIY Pest Control

Find natural, do-it-yourself solutions for getting rid of cockroaches, ants, flies, bed bugs, moths, silverfish, carpenter bees, and other pests. Here’s your guide to DIY pest control.

How we do it

We believe everyone should be able to make decisions about their home with confidence. While our site doesn’t review every home product or company in the market, we’re proud that our reviews and recommendations are objective, independent, straightforward—and free.

So how do we make money? Our content is free to you, the reader, because we may earn a commission when you click on one of our links or make a purchase using our site. Learn more by checking out our editorial and affiliate disclosure.

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Expert contributors

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

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.

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.

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!

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