Homes & Real Estate / Improvements & Security

  • 5 funniest home improvement mishaps from the movies

      

    Have you ever watched a movie, saw a scene that made you cringe, and thought, "Thank goodness that's not me"? When it comes to home renovations or projects - and the accidents that...

  • 5 freakishly creative home and garden hacks

      

    For centuries, grandparents have handed down little tricks to help make their heirs' lives easier: little hacks for things that annoy you around the house. How do you keep potatoes fresh? How...

  • 10 home improvements that can really hurt

      

    Who doesn't want to save money on home improvement projects? That's why so many homeowners turn to DIY every year -- but all too often, they wind up in the emergency room for injuries...

  • 5 mistakes to avoid when installing a natural gas grill

      

    Nothing says "Summer's here!" like firing up the outdoor grill. Is this the year you finally get that natural gas grill or outdoor kitchen? Wouldn't it be nice to free yourself...

  • 10 worst kitchen upgrades you can make

      

    There's a reason they say the kitchen is the heart of your home. Even if you don't cook, it's likely the room where you gather with family and friends. It might also serve as your home...

  • 10 simple (and cheap) backyard upgrades

      

    When summer comes calling, the backyard looks like a haven of fun. But what if yours isn't quite up to par? No worries - these awesome backyard hacks can help you enjoy the great outdoors much...

  • 6 ways to go green even if you're lazy!

      

    Many people have the best of intentions when it comes to helping the environment, but their plans often come to a screeching halt when going green starts to seem too complicated. Fortunately,...

  • 7 ways to make more from garage sales

      

    Garage sales can be a lot of fun. But not so much if you don't sell stuff. How do you arrange your items so they sell? How do you price those items? How do you earn the most money...

  • 8 home renovation projects to tackle this summer

      

    Summer brings pool parties, ice cream and popsicles, playing in the yard…and renovations. Many homeowners find that some home upgrades are best completed during the warm summer months. The...

  • 4 Ways To Safeguard Your Home During Summer Vacation

      

    We're on the cusp of summer vacation. Do you want to let criminals know you're not home? I've talked in the past about so many ways we let our guard down and make ourselves...

  • Installing Solar Energy at Home Is Hot

      

    Are you paying too much for your home's energy expenses? Putting in solar energy can help lower that bill. Solar energy is Clark Smart for your wallet! Residential solar installations...

  • 4 Simple Tweaks That Will Enhance Your Home's Value

      

    ShopSmart magazine did a Top 10 list of things you could do to your home that have the greatest payoff in enhanced value. These easy DIY projects will increase your property's...

  • Solar panels pay off quickly and save you big

      

    Related: Solar Panel Installation Guide:  TRANSCRIPT: Solar was something that was really exotic and people had to be a little crazy to put solar panels in a house. Not anymore. You're...

  • Cheap Customizable Furniture Is the Wave of the Future

      

    The Internet offers all kinds of ways to do things better, cheaper, faster. Now that promise is coming to the staid furniture industry. I’m very familiar with the furniture business. I...

  • Sizzling Deal: The Best LED Bulb Deal Ever

      

    LED bulbs will save you so much money over their lifetime that they are still a good deal at full price. Even so, purchasing your bulbs on deep discount is obviously the best way to go. Prices...