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How to Beat the End of Summer Blues

Summer will be over in a few days, and guess what? That's okay. If you're suffering from those end-of-summer blues, I'm writing this for you. No need to be a grumpy gills. Fall offers all kinds of fresh and fun things to do! Read on to learn

Transforming Your Basement Space

Are you looking for extra space in your home to devote to your personal hobbies, whatever they may be?  Do you want a private room in your home where you can escape to and relax after a long and stressful day?  If this is the case, perhaps

Top 10 Common Mistakes In Kitchen Design

In most homes, the kitchen is the center of homely activity. Whether it is preparing a quick snack, eating breakfast, or sharing a three-course meal with family and friends, it is the terminus of the house. The kitchen has to look good aesthetically as well as carrying out

Featured Brand Friday: Broan

BRAND BASICS Brand Name: Broan Brand Type: Appliances Year Started: 1932 Website: A BRIEF HISTORY Some of the greatest products in history came about during the Great Depression, and Broan's products are just one example. In 1932, Henry Broan developed a kitchen fan called the Motordor® Fan. It provided quiet,

Midweek Reads #19

I've got another great roundup of blog posts for you here this Wednesday for Midweek Reads. From wonderfully chocolate cookies and flavorful dishes to home decor inspiration and encouraging words, all of these articles are sure to give your week a boost. Which of these posts would

Twelve of our Most Favorite Etsy Shops!

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I were brainstorming new post ideas when we realized something peculiar. We have never mentioned Etsy on the Home Life blog! We love writing round-up posts of do-it-yourself projects, and we were flabbergasted that we'd forgotten all about the amazing products Etsy has to

How to Make Your House More Energy-Efficient

On average, your home consumes as much as 33 percent in energy and fuel for space heating and cooling; 25 percent for water heating; 12 percent for electrical appliances; and 5 percent for lighting. Imagine the untold amount of carbon emissions such consumption entails. Some countries have