This Is the Smart Home of the Future

Smart homes are likely to become the standard in the near future, but experts say certain appliances and hardware will likely be more popular than others. For example, smart speakers in living rooms are expected to become mainstays in homes as they become smarter and...

Making Renovations for Energy Savings

Homeowners can generate utility savings with even the most modest upgrades, and these savings can appreciate the further homeowners go with the renovations.  Windows and doors are notorious sources of energy loss, while the gaps produced by shrinking materials,...

Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary

Doug Heller, an insurance consultant with the Consumer Federation of America, says one of the more important things a homeowner who has lost their home to a wildfire is to keep a journal. Heller says its important for policyholders to take detailed notes of...

5 Easy Ways to Cozy Up Your Home for Fall

Homeowners can make their homes cozier for autumn with a number of simple and affordable decor suggestions, starting with swapping out blankets and throw pillows for textural and diffused fabrics such as soft cashmere, faux fur, and fuzzy merino wool. A second idea is...