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Wellness

The Best White Noise Machine for Productivity

We tested the Marpac Whish white noise machine in our office to see how it affected our productivity and kept us focused during the day. Here’s what we found.

Real Estate

Is Home Staging Worth the Investment?

In a competitive real estate market, home staging has become a popular way to increase a home’s selling price and sell quickly. But is it really worth the investment? We talked to Steve Snider and Jessica Silver, real estate agents at CORE, and got their take on the importance of home staging.

Lawn

Green Roof Revolution: Why Cities Are Adopting Green Roofs

With benefits like increased energy efficiency, reduced heating and cooling costs, and improved air quality, to name a few, green roofs are appealing to many eco-minded homeowners, businesses, and cities throughout the country.

Mattresses

Sleeping on the Floor:
A Medical Opinion

Medical professionals and Paleo enthusiasts have conflicting opinions when it comes to the benefits of sleeping on the floor. To get to the bottom of this debate, we talked to a resident expert on sleep and back pain clinical director and compared the pros and cons of this sleep preference.

House Tours

At Home with Chelsea Lankford

An interview with Chelsea Lankford of Truelane. We caught up with Chelsea at her Seattle home to talk about the move back to her Pacific Northwest hometown and what home means when you’re on the road for a living.

Curb Appeal

Front Stairs Inspiration

Exterior stairs have the potential to really contribute to your home's curb appeal. From floating concrete stairs to stone porch steps, here are 10 ideas for your home's front stairs.

Bathroom

Shower Inspiration
from All Angles

Here’s your shower inspiration from all angles. See our favorites: big or small, luxurious or understated, tiled or wooden, stone, and more.

Lifestyle

Airbnb Confessions: Examining Guest Behavior During Their Stays

We asked more than 1,000 Airbnb guests and 100 hosts about how often they demonstrated or discovered objectionable behaviors. From minor frustrations to freakier infractions, we discovered how often visitors violated the rules they promised to follow.

Wellness

The Basics of Baby Sleep: What to Expect During the First Year

New babies bring serious joy, but they can also bring serious sleep woes. Knowing what to expect when it comes to baby sleep—as well as a few strategies—can make the difference between sleep deprivation and sweet dreams. From self-soothing to sleep training and how parents can get some rest too, here’s what you need to know.

Bedroom

Kids’ Room Inspiration
from All Angles

Here at HM, we believe that anything goes when it comes to kids rooms. We're not exactly fans of kids' rooms decked from floor to ceiling in primary colors, or those reserving space exploration for boys and flowers for girls.

Garden

Alternatives to Traditional Mulch

Do you want to change up the look of your garden while still maintaining weed growth? Here are seven alternatives to traditional mulch that prevent weed growth and add nutrients to your soil.

Rooms

Preservation Matters:
An Interview with
Rob Emerson
of Preservation Durham

Hear from Rob Emerson of Preservation Durham about the importance of historic residential preservation—what historic designation means for community preservation and homeownership.

Renovation

The Lowdown on
Low-E Windows

You’ve likely heard of energy-efficient windows. But are you aware of the benefits of low-E? Here’s the information you’ll need on these energy savers.

House Tours

Tour an $8 Million Tribeca Penthouse, Lower Manhattan’s Malibu in the Sky

Peek inside a gorgeous penthouse perched atop Tribeca’s historic 44 Lispenard Street, once home to A-listers John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and neighbor to more stars.

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.

HVAC

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.

Bedroom

Guest Bedroom Ideas: How to Create the Perfect Retreat

Here’s how to create the perfect guest bedroom. Get ideas for lighting, décor, bedding, and those little touches that make an overnight stay especially relaxing.

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.

Dining

How to Host a Dinner Party

The simplest dos and do nots of how to host a dinner party, from the menu to decorations to when you should take a step back.

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.

House Tours

More Is More: A Georgian-Style Family Home Come to Life

Tour a stately Georgian three-story that’s a spirited amalgam of colors and textures, old and new, profiles, layers, and weights.

Renovation

Benefits of Double-Pane Windows

From cost to energy efficiency to ease of installation, here’s what you need to know about double-pane windows.

Maintenance

Birds In The Chimney | Identification, Prevention, & Removal

You may have birds in your chimney if you are hearing rustling and chirping. Learn more about identification, potential prevention, and legal removal.

House Tours

The Best Things Take Time: A Bright Boston Row Home for a Family of Four

Glimpse a beautiful Boston row home completely customized inside and out—from the floor plan to the staircase, backyard, and even the sofa.

Landscaping

What You Need to Know About Lawn Aerators

When watering, mowing, and edging are not enough to keep your lawn healthy, using a lawn aerator can inject new life into tired and worn grass.

Home Gym

How to Create a Home Yoga or Meditation Studio: An Interview with a Yoga Teacher

Learn how to create a peaceful, simple home yoga studio or meditation room that fits your space and your practice.

Bathroom

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.

Curb Appeal

6 Best Roofing Materials Ranked by Durability and Cost

When it comes to roofing materials, make an informed and careful decision. Consider the six most popular options and make the right choice for your home.

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.

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