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Attic Home Office and Other Attic Room Ideas

An attic home office or other attic room is a great idea for unused attic space. The attic room (or loft) is one of the most underused spaces in the home. Many homeowners store belongings in the attic. But this part of the home can have many more practical uses.

Patio Decorating Ideas for the Holidays

Patio decorating ideas for the holidays are a great way to get into the holiday spirit. But if your patio looks a little tired, it can be a challenge for the holiday season. Luckily, there are plenty of easy and inexpensive ways to spruce up your outdoor space.

Easy Home Improvement Projects to Do Now

Now is a good time to do some easy home improvement projects. These straightforward renovation projects are quick, easy, and inexpensive.

Puppy Proof Your Home

Puppy proof your home with these tips that will keep your new dog safe and happy. It’s for your puppy’s health and for your sanity!

Daylighting and Interior Design Tips

Top trends such as daylighting and interior design tips can make your home more valuable. That’s right! Interior design is not only about reflecting your tastes and personal style in your home. It’s also an opportunity to increase the value of your home.

Create the Perfect Study Space at Home

Every student needs to create the perfect study space at home to comfortably sit and do their lessons. A perfect study space is one that you create by adding life to it. When put in a well-organized way, books and college supplies make it a good room for academic work.

Pet Sitter Instructions for Your Fur Baby

Leaving your pet at home for a few days when you go away is never the nicest aspect of having an animal companion. However, if you must go to work or go out of town, leaving your furry friend at home might happen from time to time. The good news: it doesn’t have to be traumatic for you, your pet, or your pet sitter.

Update Bathroom to Add Value to Your Home

Update bathroom to add value to your home if you want to sell--or even if you are staying put. There are many good reasons to update your bathroom. After all, your bathroom is a home asset. It's easy to update bathrooms to spruce up your home and add value. If you own a home, it should come as no surprise that restoration and renovation are highly effective in increasing property resale values. But…

Teach Kids About Kitchen Safety

Children can be introduced to the kitchen and the concepts of kitchen safety sooner than you think. Yes, the safety precautions can seem overwhelming and stressful. This is especially true if you’re allowing them to help out in the kitchen for the first time.

Best Coffee Makers to Buy Now

The best coffee makers make the best coffee. That’s why we decided to write about the best coffee makers to buy now. Some models are full-pot brewers and some are single-serving coffee makers. Also available are dual coffee makers that brew either a pot or a single cup and espresso makers.

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Randy Schultz

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Randy Schultz is the Content Editor of He is a Master Gardener and a long-time member of GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators. Write to him at


Jessica Ford


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Ellen Zachos


Ellen Zachos is the author of seven books including The Wildcrafted Cocktail and Backyard Foraging, and she co-hosts the Plantrama podcast ( Ellen writes about wild foods at and has created an online course for beginning foragers.

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