Keep Deer From Destroying Your Garden This Fall

If hungry deer frequently mistake your garden for a salad bar, you may want to consider a few measures to deter them. Here are some options for minimizing deer damage this fall. Pick Deer-Proof Varieties Deer aren’t fans of prickly, smelly or thorny plants (except roses!), so choose varieties that have those characteristics. Whether you’re […]

4 Design Blunders to Avoid When Setting Up Your Home

Choosing paint colors, furniture layouts and other design elements can be one of the most exciting aspects of setting up a new home — or the most daunting. Here are four common errors many homeowners fall victim to and tips for remedying them. Pushing Furniture Against Walls Backing furniture against the wall doesn’t create an […]

Creative Paver Designs for Yards, Patios and Driveways

Traditional backyards across North America often feature a patio surrounded by an expanse of lawn. Looking to change yours up? Paving stones are increasingly being used in new and interesting ways. Let these creative ideas help you envision a new backyard or driveway design. Break Up the Lawn Combine large, square concrete pavers with pea […]

Biggest Home Improvement Payoffs

The payback on some home remodeling projects is on the way up according to Remodeling magazine, which puts out an annual survey comparing the cost of home upgrades with their return at resale. But which improvements fare best, and where should you concentrate your efforts? Focus on the Exterior Many of the highest-scoring projects in […]

Would a condo suit you better than a house?

When you buy a condo, you own it just as you would a single-family detached house. But living in a condo differs from living in a house in several ways. Here are a few distinctions to consider. Shared Walls Depending on where your condominium is situated in the complex, you may be sharing one or […]