(BPT) - Whether you’re trying your first DIY project or you’re a veteran DIYer, you might be browsing through Pinterest for ideas to help give your home a trendier look. PPG, maker of paint brands like Olympic, Glidden and PPG Paints, is here to help you tackle three of the latest trending projects in DIY. This spring, try one of these hot home projects paired with trending paint colors.
(BPT) - Now that 2017 is here, that means a whole new year lies ahead, with fresh ideas to come! What is going on in the design world this year? What’s hot? What’s trending in 2017?
(BPT) - Spring isn’t just the season to clean out old junk from your home, it’s also the perfect time to tackle some DIY craft projects that repurpose household items and give them new life. Repurposing, or “upcycling,” is one of the hottest trends in home decor and design for 2017, according to online DIY community Hometalk.com. Before you throw away an old book case, battered picture frame or wooden industrial spool, why not think of ways to upcycle those items instead?
(BPT) - Spring is the perfect time to shake things up with your home decor. As Mother Nature transforms her landscape with fresh buds and blooms, you’re probably longing to refresh your home, too. These five easy craft projects are perfect family activities and the results will add touches of springtime throughout the house.
(StatePoint) Interior upgrades should make a big impact -- adding style and comfort to your home. They should also last a long time, even if you have a busy household, with lots of foot traffic.
(StatePoint) Spring is the perfect time re-evaluate your home’s décor and color palette. After the long winter season, interiors often need a facelift.
(BPT) - If you find the guests attending your upcoming holiday party delightful, but the bills associated with hosting frightful, here are five tips to know. So on with the snow, the glow and the show!
(BPT) - With roots dating back to the 1920's and 1930's, modern interior design encompasses a wide variety of aesthetics and moods. From an urban industrial loft to a sleek beach house, the versatility of modern design can morph to match a variety of environments. Whether you prefer raw spaces and reclaimed materials or crisp lines and minimal embellishment, there’s a modern flavor to fit your personal style.
(BPT) - The choice to remodel a home is growing among U.S. homeowners. In fact, Americans will spend $31.2 billion in 2016 to remodel 1.8 million kitchens and 2.5 million bathrooms, according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Some experts predict this number to rise into 2017.
(StatePoint) We all love our holiday traditions, and that includes the way we deck the halls -- from special ornaments to favorite festive wreaths. However, you may be looking for ways to revamp the tried-and-true look, especially when entertaining friends and family.
(BPT) - The trend of home and community gardens is on the rise in the U.S. A 2014 study by the National Gardening Association found 1 in 3 households now grow their own food to help put breakfast, lunch and dinner on kitchen tables. While more and more people are helping to provide for themselves, purchasing food is the third-highest expenditure in typical American households, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This means that while many people maintain fruitful gardens, farming is still a major industry in the U.S.
(StatePoint) Americans love their tuna. Indeed, the U.S. is the largest market for canned tuna in the world. But according to experts, much of the nation’s canned tuna is not produced sustainably or ethically.
(StatePoint) The possibilities of new technology to improve the world are seemingly boundless. And these days, the state-of-the-art can help you protect and appreciate nature in your daily life.
(BPT) - As the weather changes, so does our lifestyle. From grilling to gardening, we’re ready to shake off winter and jump into warm-weather fun. But what about the impact these activities have on the planet? With just a few habit changes, you can limit your environmental impact by reducing waste and energy use in the spring and summer months. And as you change those habits, don’t forget to recycle everything you can, especially batteries.
(NAPSI)—Whether it’s Earth Day or any other day, it can be a good time to ask just how “earth minded” your household is. Many of our daily activities such as driving a car, using electricity, or disposing of waste can cause greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn create a carbon footprint. The question is, what does that footprint look like for you?
(BPT) - National Battery Day, Feb. 18, is a day when people across the nation are encouraged to participate in battery recycling to celebrate the vital role batteries play in our everyday lives. Without them, the modern world couldn’t exist as we know it. From household appliances to laptops, cellphones, tablets, and other portable electronics, batteries power the devices we rely on every day and can and should be recycled at the end of their useful life.
(NewsUSA) - When consumers fill their tanks at the gas station, they will see signs reading "may contain 10 percent Ethanol. However, many don't know what this means or how it can affect their engine performance. Ethanol-blended fuel has become standard in the United States, and the Environmental Protection Agency recently mandated an increase in the amount of ethanol added to fuel;, meaning, it is even more important that consumers understand the pros and cons of Ethanol.
(NewsUSA) - A foursome of four-wheel drive clubs are the winners of the 2016 Outstanding Trails Program sponsored by BFGoodrich Tires, in partnership with 4 Wheel Parts, United Four Wheel Drive Associations, Blue Ribbon Coalition, and Off Road Business Association.
(BPT) - As the natural extension of a home’s interior, making sure the backyard is an attractive and functional exterior space for entertaining family and friends is important to many homeowners. Described by some as an outdoor room, it requires as much thought, creativity and commitment to design a backyard living area as it does the rest of a house. Following that logic, a paver patio is an ideal focal point for building a beautiful outdoor living area. It literally serves as a blank canvas for benches, fire pits, fireplaces, water fountains, grills and other outdoor features.
(StatePoint) Most home cooks want the flexibility of preparing complicated meals with ease and convenience. However, even those with a deft culinary hand may be limited by their tools, space and appliances.
(StatePoint) Over half of all Americans have a garbage disposal. Unfortunately, many may not be properly maintained due to common misconceptions.
(StatePoint) Getting cozy this winter? You’ll definitely want to make use of your fireplace. But remember, you’ll need to take extra precautions to keep everybody and everything safe.
(StatePoint) Whether one aspires to culinary greatness or prefers whipping up cozy family meals, all cooks appreciate quality kitchen equipment. Here are some ways you can beef up your kitchen in time to prepare large holiday feasts, and some ideas to help you shop for the chefs and foodies in your life.
(StatePoint) Modern technology is improving every facet of our lives and the kitchen is no exception. By carefully outfitting your kitchen, your appliances can be safer, more efficient and give you versatility and precision as a home chef.
(StatePoint) Prepare. Eat. Clean up. Repeat. In the kitchen, it’s a never-ending cycle of conquering messes. These seven simple cleaning hacks, tips and products that will cut down time spent restoring order in your space.