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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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How to Set Up Your House Before Leaving for Summer Vacation

Securing your home while you're away doesn't just mean locking your doors and windows. Make sure you take these steps so you don't come home to any unhappy surprises.

The Overstock Spring Black Friday Sale Is Here

Black Friday is early this year. Get your hands on the newest spring trends for your home with this major...


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $1,000

Updating countertops, painting the exterior or upgrading an appliance are simple ways to add big value to your home.


You Should Ditch the Top Sheet For Good: Here’s Why

Some people are for and against the top sheet—and feel very strongly about it. Here's one writer's opinion on the...


12 Bad Home Decorating Habits You Should Stop Immediately

Are you guilty of these bad home decorating habits? Your design should make sense and not confuse your guests.

15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the...


This Is Why It’s Illegal to Remove a Mattress Tag

What would happen if you cut off your mattress tag—the one that ominously warns, "Under penalty of law, this tag...

Why Do Some Old Homes Have a Bed in the Ceiling?

Unlike the famous Murphy bed, which hides in a closet or wall to save floor space when not in use,...