Outfitting your home can be an expensive project, especially if you don’t know where to spend and where to save. Instead of leaving you to guess, we asked one of our design savvy home decor experts at Hometalk for a few tips on smart spending in home design and decor.
When it comes to setting up your home, think quality over quantity. The most important purchases are those things you’ll be using constantly, like your mattress, couches, chairs, etc. Comfort and quality are always a good place to start when you’re wondering what makes the splurge column. Also, things that need to be performing perfectly at all times, like home insulation, plumbing accessories, and appliances, [...]
Green Kitchens Save Money and Help the Environment
We all want to save money, and most of us would like to do our part to preserve environmental quality for the future generations that will come after us. Fortunately, there are ways to make every room in our homes more environmentally friendly, kitchen included. Here are six easy steps to make your kitchen more energy efficient.
1. Efficient Lighting
Our kitchen light fixtures are some of the most often used lights in our homes. After all, it’s hard to cook a wonderful meal when you can’t see what you’re doing. So, it pays to put a little extra thought into how you light up your kitchen.
A few weeks ago, spring finally arrived here in most of the United States – and it even seemed to be sticking around for good. That put all of us on the User Experience Research team in a great mood. So, we decided to ask what kind of gardening you do, if you do any at all. Almost all of us on our team do or have done some type of gardening, even if we don’t have a yard. When space is limited, we don’t mind keeping herb gardens, patio gardens, and even elaborate front porch container gardens. (If you want to take the poll, we have an archived version of it here.)
Homes.com visitors are like the rest of the U.S. population in general: we enjoy gardening in our spare time. [...]
The arrival of warm weather means picnics and outdoor parties full of fresh fruit, refreshing beverages and of course – tasty treats! My family absolutely loves pie – apple, cherry, peach, chocolate – you name it! The spring and summer are the perfect opportunity to break out the apron and whip up lots of fruit-filled pastries to enjoy.
When entertaining a crowd, I love to serve my desserts in individual “mini” style. It makes it easier for mixing and mingling and they are much more presentable than slicing a larger pie for each guest. So I created an easy and delicious mini cherry turnover for you to enjoy all summer long! You can take the [...]