Guides & How To’s

How to Add an Outdoor Bar

Set up an outdoor bar to make the most of the summer. Pieces like the Abbott Brown Ultimate Bar can make it super simple. Image courtesy of Pottery Barn. We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware,…

How to Decide on the Best Fencing Materials

The huge number of styles of fences and fencing materials can be overwhelming. Wander down the fence aisle of any hardware store and you’re looking at different terms like “dog-eared fence” and “scalloped fence.”

Your Guide to Partial Privacy Fences

If you want to put a new fence in your yard, the price can be a bit daunting if you’re on a tight budget. A full privacy fence can typically run all around the low thousands of dollars, for instance. But an easy way to get around that is to…

Great Ideas for Recycled & Sustainable Wall Coverings

Do you want to help save the planet while you’re redesigning your home? You may be surprised at how many parts of a home’s design can be made from recycled materials if you know where to look. One of the ways to find recycled products is to look into the…

Spring Tasks to Keep Your Home Cooler During Summer

With the days getting warmer, you may be thinking of all the fun you’ll have this summer: cookouts, roads trips or days at the beach. But you may also want to take some time to think about one of the not-so-fun parts of summer: those increased energy bills as you…

How to Stripe Your Lawn

With how many chores a yard entails, deciding to stripe your lawn might seem like an added complication to the whole yard care process. But lawn stripes can give a classy, artistic look to a yard and add some unique visual geometry. The beauty with lawn stripes is that they…

9 Pro Secrets for the Perfect Tile Backsplash

Make your DIY kitchen backsplash a focal point. Image: Artazum/Shutterstock We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. When you’re remodeling or creating a new home, your kitchen and bath…

6 Living Room Storage Tricks from Top Interior Design Pros

If you've ever wondered how to make the most of your living room storage, you're not alone. Nearly every homeowner is on the hunt for ways to keep their most-used room functional while still keeping it aesthetically appealing. In light of that, we decided to ask the experts for their advice. We asked six interior design pros to share their best living room storage tricks.

How to Choose the Right Decking Materials

When you know you have to replace your deck, you typically just know. The finishing on the surface of the decking materials starts to look worn. In more extreme cases, portions of the boards can be completely rotted through or broken. In the most extreme cases, the frame could start to…

The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Furniture

We’re seeing rapid growth in the sustainable furniture business. Why? Because more people know that making responsible choices about the products they put in their homes matters for the environment. But are all green furniture claims true? Not always, and there’s a term for that: greenwa…