Author Archives: Debbie Prosser

5 Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

No need for fancy DIY skills, a lot of money, or a ton of time to pull off these yard upgrades. It’s your yard — yours to do with as you wish. And while that’s great, that doesn’t mean you … Continue reading

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12 Smart Ideas for Dealing With the Paint Shortage

Paint is the latest item to be derailed by supply chain problems. Here’s how to navigate the paint shortage and higher paint prices. This just in: The latest supply chain problem is a paint shortage. More specifically, house paint. Interior, … Continue reading

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6 Kitchen Materials Savvy Remodelers Never Use

Durability is key for kitchen remodeling, but it doesn’t have to cost a lot. About to remodel that old kitchen? Unless you’re cool with treating the hardest working room in your house like a museum exhibit, resist the temptation to buy … Continue reading

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7 Ideas to Make Your Outdoor Living Space Irresistible

Budget ideas to transform your outdoor living space into a beautiful (and fun) retreat. Americans are putting their own spin on the Scandinavian passion for open-air living–friluftsliv. We’re not just doing things outside as much as possible. We’re expanding our … Continue reading

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‘I-Really-Can’t-Deal!’ Patio Problems Solved

Size problems. Shade problems. The wind-is-blowing-our-cocktails-over problems. Summertiiiime and the living is supposed to be easy — but not if you live on a hot mess of a patio. Whether it’s dying plants, a view of your neighbor’s garbage cans, or mosquitoes … Continue reading

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Sharp Homeowners Know June Is the Best Time to Do These 5 Things

Like cleaning your siding — just be sure to start from the bottom and go up. Could it really be summer?! Tackle these five summer maintenance tasks during June’s longer days and better weather — and save yourself time and money this … Continue reading

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7 ‘Oh Yeahhh’ Projects That Make Your Backyard an Oasis

But not all are equal when it comes to investing in your home. After spending so much time at home, you want — you need! — a backyard getaway, not a bootcamp that’s all about mowing, weeding, and raking. Time for a … Continue reading

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How to Cool a Room Without AC

Want summer comfort but hate the AC? Follow these tips on how to keep your house cool without frosty air conditioning. These tips will help you cool a house without AC, which will save energy (and avoid AC wars with your family). How to Cool … Continue reading

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17 Things to Never, Ever, EVER Do to Your House

Keep the vintage wallpaper, but upgrade that time- and money-draining retro thermostat to programmable. What may seem like a good idea, often isn’t.  Here are 17 common mistakes new homeowners often make. #1 Get Rid of Your Only Tub If … Continue reading

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