home improvement

Energy Efficient Mortgages: Borrowing More to Save

Borrowing extra for an energy efficient mortgage can lower your utility costs and generate significant savings...as long as you make sure the math adds up.

How to Really Save Money When You Shop

There is a great way to save money when you make a purchase, but it has nothing to do with store sales or having a coupon.

Top 5 Online Resources for the Design Impaired

At our newest My Life Scoop article, we gathered the top websites to help you become more skilled in your design efforts, and we preview two of them here!

7 DIY Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cheap

Winterizing your home doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Here are 7 DIY tips to winterize your home for almost nothing in an afternoon.

How to Winterize Your Home for Maximum Savings

Winterize your home with simple repair and maintenance tasks to keep cost low and your home safe during the cold months of the year.

Organize a Room for $10 with No Extra Effort

Home organization is often such a monumental task that families just neglect doing it. Here's an idea to help you organize for much less money and much less time.

DIY Home Improvement: 10 Free Options for Training and Advice

Doing your own home repairs saves lots of money, and these resources can give you the training you need to ensure your "fix" doesn't make the problem worse.

Top 10 "Unusual" Uses For Duct Tape

From wallets to emergency sunglasses and even boats, duct tape really can fix (or make) almost anything.

Super-Cheap Building Supplies and a Way to Help Your Community!

I’ll admit that my family is the “cobbling” kind of people. Our depression-era farm house was slapped together in a sturdy, but irregular fashi

Home Details I Overlooked the First Time

If you're in the market for a new home (new to you or new period), make sure you aren't paying premium prices for so-so materials, and don't underestimate the expenses and headache

Like DIY? Avoid These 10 Costly Mistakes

I scoured the web looking for the obvious and not-so-obvious mistakes DIY addicts make and compiled this list.

Stay Warm Without Burning a Hole in Your Pocket

Keep the winter chill at bay with these simple, low-cost home improvements. So long, high energy bills!