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Rooms

Simple Changes to Make Your Home Safe for Aging in Place

Preparing your home to age in place doesn’t require extensive renovation. There are a number of small changes you can make to ensure you home is safe for yourself or family members who choose to age at home.

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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Homeowners Insurance

A simple guide to shopping for homeowners insurance—what is covered, what is not, and how to find a great policy.

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Maintenance

Everything You Need to Know About Renters Insurance

Learn what renters insurance is, who needs it, what it covers, and how to find a plan that suits your needs.

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Kitchen

Guide to Kitchen Layouts

A kitchen remodel can add 82.7% of the project’s cost to the value of your home. Whether you're designing a new construction or upgrading an existing space, get inspired with this guide to kitchen layouts.

Brooklyn townhouses and brownstone residences on Henry Street in the Historic District of Brooklyn Heights.
Rooms

How to Score a Great New York City Apartment

Shii Ann Huang, a New York City real estate broker with the Corcoran Group, weighs in on the ins and outs of getting a great apartment in the city.

Garden

6 Pet-Safe Houseplants

Because cats and dogs chew on leafy plants to satisfy nutritional needs, pet owners should take care with indoor plants. Here are six pet-safe houseplants to feel good about.

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Dining

Your Essential Guide to Storing Wine at Home

You don't need a wine cellar in your home to effectively store wine. Here's a quick guide on how you can safely store and age your wine without compromising quality or flavor.

Maintenance

Soundproofing for Apartments

We explore eight easy and inexpensive strategies for soundproofing your apartment. Keep noise inside or out with these methods you can tackle in a single weekend.

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Dining

Minimalist Dining Spaces
in Six Styles

Think again if you believe minimalist dining spaces are reserved only for trendy cafés. Minimalism isn’t limited to industrial meets monochrome. Create a minimalist dining space out of any design style—even romantic.

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Inspiration

Inspiration for Tiny Kitchens

Even if you’re working with modest space in the kitchen, you’re not limited to minimal style or drab dressings. Here are 10 inspiring kitchens that make a tiny space completely workable.

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Maintenance

How to Choose a
Home Cleaning Service

Here are the most important questions to ask and factors to consider when hiring a home cleaning service or individual.

Garden

The 9 Easiest House Plants to Care For

These easy-to-care-for house plants will brighten your interior palette—no green thumb required.

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Maintenance

How to Fix Low Water Pressure in Your Home

Learn how to determine the cause of low water pressure in your home, what you can do about it, and when to call in the pros.

Entertaining

Decorating for Fall—
Without Pumpkins

No need to default to the same autumn decorations year after year. Try these natural elements—completely pumpkin free—in your fall decor.

Maintenance

6 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Improve the indoor air quality of your home. Learn how to keep moisture in check, test for harmful substances, and better ventilate your home.

Maintenance

How to Eliminate Hard Water Stains

Hard water stains, which are yellow/white chalk-like deposits on metal, porcelain, and tiles can be easily eliminated using household products.

Rooms

Babyproofing Your Home,
Room by Room

Babyproofing your home is an important part of preparing to welcome a new child into your life. We have the steps to take that will make your spaces safe and set your mind at ease.

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Garden

5 Plants That Make an Indoor Vegetable Garden

All you need is a sunny window to create an indoor vegetable garden. Harvest year-round with these five edible plants that make a perfect indoor patch.

Maintenance

Guide to Winterizing Your Home

Keep your home warm and safe as the temperatures drop. Here are nine steps you can take to winterize your home.

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Garden

6 Fruits You Can Grow Indoors

Grow your own fresh produce—no lawn or garden required. Here are six fruits you can grow inside your home.