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05

Dec

5 unusual ways to keep your house warmFrom candles and compost to an underground data center, home heating can come from some unexpected sources.

5 unusual ways to keep your house warm
From candles and compost to an underground data center, home heating can come from some unexpected sources.

02

Dec

Why you should mulch leaves, not rake themMulching is great for your wallet (and your back!) Shredded leaves control certain weeds and also provide soil with much-needed winter nutrients.

Why you should mulch leaves, not rake them
Mulching is great for your wallet (and your back!) Shredded leaves control certain weeds and also provide soil with much-needed winter nutrients.

18

Oct

What lies beneath: Is the ground underneath your home ripe for fracking?Buyer beware: Reuters investigates the growing trend of builders and developers keeping hush about the severing of mineral rights attached to newly built homes.

What lies beneath: Is the ground underneath your home ripe for fracking?
Buyer beware: Reuters investigates the growing trend of builders and developers keeping hush about the severing of mineral rights attached to newly built homes.

01

Aug

Why mini-apartments are hugeThe trend that started with a few hardcore environmentalists has spread to urban hipsters who are gleefully ditching their stuff.

Why mini-apartments are huge
The trend that started with a few hardcore environmentalists has spread to urban hipsters who are gleefully ditching their stuff.

30

Jul

Providing abundant natural daylighting and blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior worlds, a home boasting a massive glass wall — or two or three — can hold endless architectural appeal to those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy.8 clearly cool glass houses

Providing abundant natural daylighting and blurring the boundaries between the interior and exterior worlds, a home boasting a massive glass wall — or two or three — can hold endless architectural appeal to those who don’t mind sacrificing a bit of privacy.
8 clearly cool glass houses

17

Jul

20 plants that will take over your yardSure, they’re attractive, but keep a close eye on these specimens.

20 plants that will take over your yard
Sure, they’re attractive, but keep a close eye on these specimens.

28

Jun

Energy-saving lights: Options for outdoor lightingFrom high-tech to tiki, you’ve got plenty of options for illuminating the outdoors.

Energy-saving lights: Options for outdoor lighting
From high-tech to tiki, you’ve got plenty of options for illuminating the outdoors.

22

Jun

How third-hand smoke ruins your homeThe number crunching wizards over at Movoto.com take a look at how third-hand cigarette smoke — lingering residue that sticks to carpets, furniture, etc. — can negatively impact your home’s resale value.

How third-hand smoke ruins your home
The number crunching wizards over at Movoto.com take a look at how third-hand cigarette smoke — lingering residue that sticks to carpets, furniture, etc. — can negatively impact your home’s resale value.

21

Apr

3 ways to build a pallet wall
Cheap meets industrial chic in these DIY projects.

3 ways to build a pallet wall

Cheap meets industrial chic in these DIY projects.

Three Bad Seeds’ nature-inspired pillows
Don’t have travel plans for entry fee-free National Park Week? Bring the great outdoors into your home with Three Bad Seeds’ line of wilderness-inspired pillows handcrafted from repurposed scrap fabrics.

Three Bad Seeds’ nature-inspired pillows

Don’t have travel plans for entry fee-free National Park Week? Bring the great outdoors into your home with Three Bad Seeds’ line of wilderness-inspired pillows handcrafted from repurposed scrap fabrics.