Category: Home Improvement Blogs

AC vs. DC Power and the War of the Currents

Many of us don’t really understand how electricity works. It’s enough that it does work – you turn the switch, and the light comes on in the room. It may … READ MORE AC vs. DC Power and the War of the Currents The post AC vs. DC Power and the War...

What Was “The Current War”?

The history of electricity is a long one, going back to about 600 B.C., when the Greek mathematician Thales of Miletus discovered static electricity by rubbing a piece of amber … READ MORE What Was “The Current War”? The post What Was “The Curren...

Major Innovations in the History of Electricity

We tend not to think much of it when we flip a switch and the lights come on, but just 150 years ago, such an event was seen as a … READ MORE Major Innovations in the History of Electricity The post Major Innovations in the History of Electricity...

Smart ideas to green your lifestyle

(BPT) - The green movement continues to thrive with people finding new and inventive ways to incorporate environmentally conscious elements throughout their daily lives. Now more than ever, sustainable choices are important to how we live today and for...

UL Presents: Smoke Alarm Friendship Stories [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - Meet Billy, Becky and Bob. Watch as their hardworking Smoke Alarm friends stay alert to keep them safe in these real-life scenarios. Your life is worth the effort. Check to make sure your smoke alarms are working and don't forget to change your batteries …

Take it from the pros and close before you doze [Video]

Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is launching a powerful new video featuring 911 dispatch and helmet camera footage of the rescue of a young girl in a house fire. This real-life rescue showcasing the great work of Fairfax firefighters provides a significant example …

Day of the Dead Halloween Porch

Halloween does not always have to be scary. Kati Farrer of Houseful of Handmade was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products, showing how to decorate her patio for Halloween. Have fun with your Halloween decor this year and decorate with bright colors in a Day of the Dead theme! Instead of... The …

Kid-Friendly Halloween Decor

Halloween is a big deal to Mallory Nickolaus of Classy Clutter. This year she was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products, showing how Halloween decor does not have to be scary for young children. Halloween is a big deal around here! As soon there is even a hint of fall in... The …

Spooky Halloween Cemetery Front Porch

With Halloween around the corner, it is always fun to decorate the outside of your home in preparation for guests. Chelsea Johnson of Making Manzanita was able to take advantage of  a few Home Depot products, showing how she prepared for her trick-or-treaters this year. Halloween is right around the corner, so it’s time to... The …

Five fall fix-ups for your outdoor space

(BPT) - After a long summer relaxing on your deck or patio, autumn is a great time to renovate your outdoor space — or build one from scratch. Home improvement expert Alison Victoria, host of HGTV’s “Windy City Rehab,” offers fi...

5 Ways to Decorate with Nature

(BPT) - According to a recent YouGov survey, commissioned by VELUX, 63% of people spend less than 7 hours a week in nature. Nature helps to soothe and calm us, so weave it into the decor throughout your home. Natural light brightens this bathroom, high...

Easy Halloween Dining Room Design

If you don’t have an outdoor space, holiday decor opportunities can seem limited. Kachet Jackson-Henderson  of The Kachet Life was able to take advantage of a few Home Depot products, showing how to beautifully decorate her home with indoor decor for Halloween. When I thought about The Home Depot for Halloween decor shopping, I immediately... The …