Jamie Birdwell Branson

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Birdwell-Branson is a freelance lifestyle writer who specializes in real estate, home decor, DIY, and travel. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Zillow.com, Elle Decor.com, Livability.com, Canadian Florist Magazine, and more. She is an avid antiquer and likes to fill her vintage home with the treasures that she finds. You can follow Jamie Birdwell-Branson on Twitter or Instagram.

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APRIL 2, 2019 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila's Guide to Cleaning Your Car

When spring temperatures hit and winter has finally churned out its last storm, it’s likely that your car could use a little care and attention. After all, car cleanliness often takes a b...

MARCH 29, 2019 | FRIDAY
12 Places in Your Kitchen Where Mold Could Be Hiding

Kitchens are supposed to be spaces for creating delicious meals and memories, not breeding grounds for mold. But because kitchens have a lot of moisture, they offer the perfect conditions...

MARCH 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The 12 Biggest Mistakes You Could Make with a Smart Home

It’s official: The future is now. The everyday tasks of life—locking the door, adjusting the thermostat, dimming the lights, and capturing porch thieves—can all be done with a quick swipe...

MARCH 4, 2019 | MONDAY
10 Ways Your Home Is Telling You to Call a Plumber

Plumbing problems can run the gamut from very minor and fixable to major and costly, and at times it can be tough to tell the difference. Sometimes you may not even know there's a problem...

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
11 Breathtaking Ideas for a Wood Ceiling

Wood floors bring warmth and richness to interiors, so it's no surprise that wood has a similar effect when it covers the upper reaches of a room. Wood adds texture, color, and style to a...

FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | FRIDAY
Here's How Much People Spend on Popular Home Upgrades

Have you got the renovation bug? Remodeling parts of your home, or even just upgrading a few fixtures, can increase your property's value. More importantly, though, renovating can also ma...

JANUARY 30, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
9 Parts of Your Home to Check for Winter Weather Damage

The frigid temperatures and piles of snow outside can do more than put a damper on your mood—they also have the ability to do a number on your house. The winter months can stretch your ho...

JANUARY 23, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
10 Parts of the Home You Can (and Should) Renovate in Winter

The middle of winter may not seem like a good time to start a renovation project, but the season has a surprising amount of DIY appeal. Without vacations, outdoor activities, and other wa...

JANUARY 11, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Home Projects for Every Month in 2019

At the beginning of a new year, it’s only natural to have some lofty ideas about home projects you'd like to tackle. But an overambitious to-do list can lead to stress and major home impr...

DECEMBER 12, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
14 Paint Colors That Can Make a Room Feel Instantly Cozy

If there’s one word you want to be able to use to describe your home—especially in the winter—it’s "cozy." To cultivate a comfortable and cozy environment, a good way to start is by warmi...