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Some homeowners may aspire to have expansive dining rooms replete with seating for 12 beneath a stunning chandelier. That kind of space certainly makes hosting dinner parties easier. However, modern homes typically have small dining rooms that require homeowners or renters to be resourceful …

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(Family Features) Your home is a reflection of you, and your decor should match your tastes. With some simple home upgrades, you can create the perfect space for you and your family, even if your design preferences change over time.

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Tending to backyard vegetable gardens can fill many hours of enjoyable downtime in the great outdoors. What’s more, the bounty produced by such gardens provides healthy, fresh foods to gardeners and their loved ones.

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(Family Features) You don't have to be a design expert to create an inviting living space, but with some simple tricks, you can create a home that looks like it's been styled by a pro.

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(Family Features) When planning a potential home remodeling project, the list of decisions to make may feel nearly endless. Ultimately, you may find the most important decision is choosing a trustworthy team of professionals to complete the job.

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College campuses are a home away from home for much of the year for students who go away to school. According to Azusa Pacific University, many universities, APU included, require students to live on campus during their freshman and sophomore years. Doing so provides many students opportunit…

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Many components combine to define a home’s interior. Some homeowners may be partial to certain styles, such as ultra modern or farmhouse, while others may opt for a more traditional look that cannot necessarily be categorized as one style or another. Though many homeowners may spend consider…

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(StatePoint) Making your dorm room feel like home takes work and planning, but starting with a blank canvas allows you to bring your personality to life! Here are some fun, unique ideas to incorporate style and comfort into your space that you can enjoy while you study, socialize and sleep:

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(Family Features) In the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown, labor shortages and access to certain products affects numerous industries, including remodeling. Even so, after extra time at home and delays caused by the pandemic, there is high demand for home renovation projects.

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(Family Features) Every homeowner has a defined budget he or she can allocate toward a remodeling project. Even if funds were unlimited, it's still in a homeowner's best interest to secure the best value for each dollar invested in a remodeling project, ultimately increasing the value of the home.

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(StatePoint) Many students spent the last school year learning virtually, and now, there are a lot of items on parents’ and teachers’ to-do lists to help get ready for a return to traditional learning this school year. Below are tips to help simplify the transition – at home, in the classroo…

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ATHENS — Summer in Georgia yields a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables. In fact, Georgia is one of the top producers of cantaloupes in the U.S., and Georgia-grown watermelons and cantaloupes are the stars of summer grocery stores and farmers markets.

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Farmhouse style homes are having a moment. A 2020 survey from Homes.com asked more than 5,000 adults across the United States about their favorite house style from a list that included bohemian craftsman, mid-century modern ranch, French chateau, and Tudor, among others. Modern farmhouse was…

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(Family Features) Gardening can be a simple way to beautify your yard, relieve stress and save money on your grocery bill, but like any hobby, you can get carried away buying necessary equipment.

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Craftsman homes trace their roots to the late 19th century. An architectural style inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement that flourished in Europe and North America for roughly 40 years between 1880 and 1920, the American Craftsman home has endured into the 21st century thanks to its beau…

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ATHENS — Later this summer, Georgia residents will have the opportunity to help researchers find out what’s the buzz with insect pollinators in their state.

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(Family Features) With all the constraints people lived through in 2020, many turned to their own backyards - nature, in particular - for hope, solace, wonder and even entertainment. Despite the worldwide crisis, nature's normalcy remained intact; flowers continued to bloom, bees continued t…

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A combination of factors, including low interest rates and a pandemic-driven decision by many city dwellers to look for houses in the suburbs, has created a housing boom for much of 2020 and 2021. That boom has created an undeniable seller’s market in real estate.

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Amazon announced Tuesday it supports the federal legalization of marijuana, and that the company is revising a controversial workplace policy critics say has been used to keep employees working at a breakneck pace.

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Poison ivy can cause an irritating and painful rash and you should not touch it with your bare skin. Though many people know that "leaves of three" is the tale tell sign of poison ivy, the irritating plant changes color with the seasons. Here's how to identify poison ivy throughout the year,…

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Warm, sunny days are the perfect setting for making family memories, but they're also ideal opportunities to encourage kids to get creative and let their imaginations soar.

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A budget is one of the most important financial tools in your arsenal, but budgeting isn’t one size fits all. In order to be successful, your budget should reflect your income and spending, but also your desires and need to live a balanced life.

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(Family Features) Spring cleaning isn’t just about purging dirt and grime. It’s also the perfect opportunity to take inventory of items around your home. As you tackle this season’s cleaning, look for ways to improve your overall living space, from getting rid of things you no longer need to…

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National No Housework Day directs us to put down the cleaning solution and toss aside the laundry. For one day each year on April 7th, the housework can wait.

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Seating areas in a garden serve many purposes. They can be focal points, decorative objects, or places where people are meant to stop and take in the sites of your garden. Gardeners rarely stop to relax and take in their handywork, seldom stopping to reflect on what they have accomplished. B…

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This week, millions in Texas are reeling from a historic cold front that has left damage across the state. Beyond the widespread rolling power outages, many residents are also experiencing flooding emergencies due to freezing pipes.

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With the new year, gardeners are always awaiting what's new in plants. Seed and plant catalogs begin arriving in the mail. For many, it heralds anticipation to spring. The National Garden Bureau shares some information from All-America Selections to announce four new and exciting AAS (All-Am…

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Taking a cue from the White House, Forest Park officials planted a community garden in 2010 to encourage healthier eating and outdoor exercise.

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Low-income homeowners who have sewage backed up into their washing machines, or leaking pipes, or major issues with the electrical wires in their homes have a chance to get up to $7,000 to get those problems fixed, the Clayton County Housing Authority has announced.

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The Stone Pavilion at Indian Springs State Park has undergone about $15,000 worth of renovations since November, thanks to the Friends of Indian Springs State Park, Friends of Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, and Indian Springs

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Clayton State University recently announced that 18.7 tons of recycled items were collected on campus between May and November of last year, as part of the university community

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