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Ellen's Blog Home Security Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

Protecting Your Home While You Travel

Whether you travel frequently to visit out-of-town relatives or have a second home somewhere, it’s important to think about the safety and security of your primary residence. Over the summer …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Knowing When to Get Help on Home Improvement Projects

Anyone who’s a regular reader of my posts knows that: a) I’ve recently done a bathroom remodel, and b) It stressed me out.   A lot. I spent days lugging samples …

Curb Appeal Ellen's Blog Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

6 Tips for Extending Summer with Seasonal Outdoor Décor

If you’re like me, you really enjoy being outdoors, but as soon as temperatures drop a few degrees in the fall, you’re shivering. However, a few easy changes will allow …

Ellen's Blog Home & Interior Design Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home

5 Tips for Refreshing Your Décor without Spending a Bundle

Even if money is tight right now, you don’t have to give up your dream of having a beautiful home that expresses your personality.  Here are five ideas for making …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement Ideas & Quick Tips Practical Tips For the Home Remodeling

Universal Home Design for Accessibility and Practicality

Sure, we all think we’ll have great knees and hips 20 years from now… I know I don’t like to consider the alternatives! However, the smartest folks are planning now …

Art Ellen's Blog Home Decor Ideas & Quick Tips

Children’s Artwork

I think people are too quick to relegate their kids’ artwork to the fridge or the child’s own room. There are so many creative things you can do to show …

Ellen's Blog Home Improvement

Home “Improvements” We Wish We Hadn’t Made

I was having an interesting conversation the other day with some people here at TheHome about odd things we’d learned in making home improvements. We found ourselves talking about times …