The Property Brothers Find Renovation ‘Heaven’: Here’s How You Can, Too

HGTV Drew and Jonathan Scott have to be the hardest-working home renovation guys on TV. A mere two weeks after the Season 7 finale of their spinoff “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling,” they’ve launched into Season 11 of the show that started it all, the simply titled “Property Brothers.” Keep in mind that Drew is also tangoing his heart out […]

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10 Creepy Home Decor Items on Etsy to Make Halloween a True Nightmare

Ahh, Etsy—the online marketplace of organic hemp totes and crocheted alpaca-wool throws. So many unique goods can be found in this online marketplace that would look just adorable in your home! Yet if you dig beneath the cute doggy backpacks and calligraphy cake toppers, you’ll quickly find a dark side to Etsy. A sinister side. As proof, let […]

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Happy Hunting: 7 Gems That Could Be Hidden Amid the Junk at Estate Sales

MarioGuti/iStock The idea of spending your precious weekend visiting estate sales just so you can sift through piles of dusty castoffs might seem tedious to the uninitiated. But if you have the fortitude, shopping estate sales—where just about an entire home’s belongings are up for purchase—can yield a trove of home decor treasures. That is, at least once you learn […]

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Home Improvement Loans: How to Find Quick Cash to Renovate Your House

designer491/iStock Home improvement loans sound pretty sweet: Imagine, someone actually gives you money to fix up your house! And these loans are actually plentiful if you know where to look. Here are some options to explore, and how to tell whether they’re right for you. FHA 203(k) loan The FHA 203(k) loan is a loan from the Federal Housing Administration—so that […]

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Your Home’s Most Mysterious Noises—Should You Be Afraid?

AntonioGuillem/iStock Snap, crackle, pop! These noises don’t just come from a cereal bowl, but from your attic, basement, and every floor in between. If your home is putting on a worrisome symphony of creaking and hissing, fear not. We asked experts to translate what your home’s noises are trying to tell you, and also provide solutions to shut down the causes so the […]

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The Property Brothers Tackle a True Beast in Season Finale

HGTV Reality TV stars Jonathan and Drew Scott have seen some wild homes, but in the Season 7 finale of “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling,” they tackle a beast that truly tests their skills. In the episode titled “Nashville Trade-In,” Kim and Tim have realized that their home in East Nashville, TN, has become too small for their family. Daughters Aslan […]

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8 DIY Halloween Decorations for Under $10—or Free!

Want some Halloween decorations so you can celebrate this spooky holiday in style—but without the terrifying prospect of draining your wallet? Look no further than this list of easy DIY crafts that are easy to pull together and cost under 10 bucks. Some are even free! Behold these eight decoration ideas to get your ghost on fast. Branch out Bare branches […]

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Check Yourself: 7 Home Maintenance Tasks You Should Tackle in October

schulzie/iStock; realtor.com Ah, October. Temperatures are dropping, the days are growing shorter, and the pumpkin spice latte is, in a word, inescapable. But before you go hog wild with the Halloween decorations and settle in for that horror movie binge session, take some time to prep your home for winter’s onslaught (buzzkill, we know!). Luckily, we’re here […]

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The Property Brothers Must Fix the ‘Weirdest Layout’ They’ve Ever Seen

HGTV “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling” stars Jonathan and Drew Scott know all about keeping things in the family—they are, after all, both brothers and business partners. Yet in their latest episode, family makes for a complicated real estate challenge. In “Moving In With the Folks,” the Scott brothers meet Fran and Rocky, who live in a small three-bedroom home that no […]

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What’s the Best Vacuum for You? The Ultimate Guide

South_agency/iStock What’s the best vacuum? Homeowners across the country (and around the world!) obsess over this question, since having clean, dust-free floors is a high priority. Yet here’s a little-known secret: There is no best. At least not for everyone. “As our testers will tell you, there is no perfect [vacuum],” reveals Mary H.J. Farrell, senior […]

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