The Beginner’s Guide to Propagating Houseplants
Want to get back to nature, but can’t leave your apartment? Become a plant parent.
Everything You Need to Know About Building an ADU in Chicago
A new pilot program by the city to add housing has yet to catch on—but that could soon change.
Your HVAC Is Kaput. Should You Recharge or Replace?
Most heating and cooling issues are predictable. Here’s how you can prepare for the worst.
I Survive Cross-Country Road Trips By Making My Car Feel Like Home
After doing it six times in three years, my dog and I have become experts in figuring out what we need to be happy when on the...
Restoring the Vintage Fixtures in My Rental Is an Easy—and Satisfying—Improvement
With a little elbow grease, a few YouTube tutorials, and only a couple harrowing missteps, I’m bringing my apartment back to its...
You Just Bought a House With a Wood Stove. Now What?
Before you go all in on your homesteader fantasy, make sure you’ve got a chimney sweep on call.
How to Tell If a DIY Project Is Worth Tackling
When the cost versus time equation is confusing, it’s hard to know how to proceed.
I Used AI Interior Designers to Reimagine My Boring Basement
What can a machine do that a human can’t? In the case of my unfinished bonus space, not much.
How to Turn a Junk Room Into a Breakfast Nook
Clear out the clutter and reclaim your wasted space.