Lifestyle

Steps to prepare for home remodeling

A homeowner’s motivation for taking on a remodeling project can vary greatly, but there’s one universal rule of thumb: home upgrades should add value, function or both. This step-by-step guide can help ensure you get the maximum return on your investment and make the most of your remodel.   Step 1: Identify Reasons for Remodeling…

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Power Tool safety

Battery-powered power tools make it convenient and efficient to tackle chores around the house and job site. While batteries eliminate the risks associated with electricity, they come with their own requirements for safe use and handling.   You can take additional steps to ensure your batteries are up to the task and operating safely with…

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Remodeling Time

With the extra time many Americans have spent at home over the past few months, there have been plenty of opportunities to think about how that living space could be improved.   While this may not be the ideal time to tackle a full gut and renovate project, it may still be possible to do…

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Clean up your grilling game with these tips

There’s something about summertime that ushers in an easygoing spirit. The long, hot summer months are often celebrated with backyard barbecues, beach days and spending time with friends and family. It’s a time to fire up the grill, slow down and roll with the punches.   So, when you’re thinking about what to feed your…

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Pasta Made Easy

Constantly seeking out recipe-specific ingredients that may only be used once or twice can be a burden. Instead, keep your home stocked with necessities to simplify dinner prep with dishes made using common household staples. One perfect example: pastas. This recipe for Pasta in a Pinch includes easily recognizable seasonings and canned goods for a…

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Smart Summer Skin Care

Get back to basics with warm weather skin care tips.      If you’ve ever noticed how thirsty you get when it’s hot outside, that’s because your body’s natural water content evaporates more quickly in warm weather. It’s not just your mouth that gets parched, however; your entire body, including your skin, can feel the impact of…

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5 Tips to Get Organized

Getting organized and making the most of your home’s storage space can be a daunting task. To help keep clutter at bay and streamline organization throughout the house, consider these tips for revamping your closets and designated storage areas from the experts at ClosetMaid. Find closet systems and other organization hacks at ClosetMaid.com Content Courtesy…

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A perfect steak sidekick

Grilling up a homemade meal is a classic way to show appreciation to loved ones at backyard barbecues. This summer, as you enjoy grilling steak, one of the most popular meals for a cookout, try adding an extra touch of flavor with this Smoky Bacon, Chive and Shallot Butter. Find more summer meal inspiration at…

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Wake up refreshed

Ready, set, go. Just as you would set off at the starting line of a race, this hectic pace is how mornings begin for many men and women. Instead of waking with dread to face another hectic morning, consider these tips for a healthier way to ease into your daily rituals. While these activities may…

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