5 Landscaping Tips to Prevent Basement Flooding

Frequent flooding problems may be stemming from your landscaping. What surrounds your house often can be just as important as the structure itself when it comes to keeping rising water out. Angie’s List experts and members share their experiences about how strategically sloping yards, mulching, planting and laying stones can keep water flowing away from flood-prone…

8 Key Elements for a Productive Workspace

Guest post by Michelle Lee, Houzz A common New Year’s resolution that almost everyone aims for is to increase productivity in their career, personal craft or both. You’re nearly a month into 2018, so it’s time to get started on your quest for success. Here are eight essential elements to integrate into your workspace to…

4 Pros, 4 Cons of Open Floor Plans

The open floor plan has been popular in many new home designs. Homeowners are showing a desire to have no walls separating the kitchen, dining, and living areas. In fact, 84 percent of new single-family homes have fully or partially open layouts, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Some owners are knocking down walls during…