We help everyone make better homes and better lives.

Every day we search for ways to make our homes more beautiful, more functional, healthy, sustainable, enjoyable. House Method is here to help you find what you’re looking for, whether that’s the latest stats on the real estate market, methods for making a healthy home, interior design ideas, or a pro to help keep your home in good working order. After all, your home is yours, so the method of making it is up to you.

Why trust House Method?

We’re homeowners, renters, researchers, journalists, parents, environmentalists, preservationists, organizers, green thumbs, velvet sofa enthusiasts—and we’re very particular about our homes.

If we’re not the expert on a topic, we call someone who is, so our readers always get the best advice.

We help more that 5.7 million readers create a better home and a better life, we spend more than $500,000 each year testing great products for your home, and we conduct an average of six product tests every day.

House Method Reviews

It’s our mission to make purchasing easier, so you can focus on living.

Our research specialists test and review household products and services and analyze consumer reviews to find the best products to make your home simpler, more efficient, and enjoyable. And we test it all, from invisible fences, to vacuum cleaners, Honda generators, trampolines, and more. If you can use it in your home, we’ve probably got a team on it.

Where we get the products

The House Method Reviews team doesn’t accept free products from brands, instead they shop all day with the company credit card. They buy the best products on the market and put them to the test. It’s a pretty sweet gig.

Where and how we test

We’ve built a state-of-the-art studio right here in our office. If we can’t test it in the studio, we simply take it outside. This ensures that our tests are controlled and repeatable so you get verified, unbiased, and honest recommendations.

Our consumer analysts also dig into hundreds, sometimes thousands, of consumer reviews to understand how users are experiencing the products in their everyday lives and how well they hold up over time. We spend 10.5 hours on average per review. This includes choosing the best products and testing them in our studio, tapping into verified customer reviews, and conducting research on manufacturers and service providers.

How we make money

We have affiliate relationships with some of the brands we review. If you buy one of the products mentioned on our site, House Method may receive a commission at no cost to you, the reader, which is how we fund our research and bring you better reviews and comparisons.

How we maintain editorial integrity

Our editorial teams don’t know the nature of our affiliate relationships. By keeping our business teams and our editorial teams separate, we ensure that our recommendations are based on the results of our tests, not the size of the commissions we get.

Our Leadership Team

Molly O'Connor

Managing Director

Molly is an historic preservation enthusiast and a former northern urbanite who is now very happy on her front porch in the South. Molly works closely with some of the biggest and best brands in the home services space—from home warranty providers to home glass repair specialists, lawn care experts, and bed-in-a-box manufacturers—to understand the product and learn what consumers want and need.

Kelsey Roadruck

Reviews Editor

Kelsey is the brains behind House Method Reviews. Her love for all-things-home began at an early age. Growing up around construction, she is the daughter of a home builder’s assistant, and her college gig was in real estate. Before she began test-flying high-tech drones and evaluating state-of-the-art fitness equipment for House Method, Kelsey worked at Houzz as a content marketing specialist.

Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza

Brand Editor

Emily leads the brand team at House Method, where she partners with influencers, brands, and publishers in the home and garden space to help readers create better homes. She has been a writer, editor, journalist, and educator for more than ten years. You name it, Emily will try it: she’s tiled a kitchen and a bathroom, re-roofed a house, poured a driveway, and painted or stained just about every room or piece of furniture she’s ever met, just to name a few.

Expert Contributors

Try as we might, we can’t be the experts on everything. That’s when we call in the gurus. 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.

Graham Dixon

Graham began his real estate career in 1998 as a salesperson and then started his own firm in 2002 where he served as the Broker in Charge while continuing to list and sell properties for his clients. In 2011, he joined the Allen Tate Company with a full-time focus on home buyers and sellers. Graham holds the Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and Accredited Seller Representative (ASR) designations as well as the EcoBroker and e-Pro certifications. In 2015, Graham was the recipient of the Barbara Tate Legendary Service Award from the Allen Tate Company. Graham has over 20 years of experience working with both buyers and sellers and is available now to help you meet your real estate goals.

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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