Michelle Ullman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Ullman has been an avid gardener, DIYer, and home decorator for most of her life. She turned that passion into a freelance career and has been writing about just about everything related to home, garden, and lifestyle since 2011. Her writing has been published on many websites, including Better Homes & Gardens, Business Insider, The Spruce, and Investopedia. She also writes for several corporate blogs, including ADT Home Security, Walmart, Pennington Garden Decor, and Lowe’s. Follow Michelle Ullman on LinkedIn.

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NOVEMBER 22, 2018 | THURSDAY
35 Places in America That Look Like Foreign Countries

If you yearn to travel the world but are held back by lack of time or money, or impatience for the inconveniences of trans-Atlantic air travel, don’t pack away that suitcase just yet. The...

NOVEMBER 21, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
8 Clever Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality Without a Humidifier

Winter doesn’t just bring colder temperatures outdoors; in most areas, it also means bone-dry air inside your home, as central heating systems suck away any humidity Mother Nature might b...

NOVEMBER 19, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! How High to Hang Curtains

Q: I'm finally replacing my living room's window treatments. But, in order to choose the right set and length, I need to decide how high to hang curtains.  What do you recommend?A: The “r...

NOVEMBER 7, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Solved! When, Why, and How to Use Pilot Holes Correctly

Q: I know it’s a good idea to pre-drill before nailing or screwing two pieces of wood together, but I can’t seem to get the hang of the technique. Any tips for me?A: Yes, creating what ar...

OCTOBER 26, 2018 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Paint Rollers

There are many do-it-yourself projects that allow for scrimping on costs without any negative effects on your results—painting, however, is not one of them. If you want professional-looki...

OCTOBER 22, 2018 | MONDAY
How To: Match Paint

Over time, walls throughout the home accumulate dings, nail holes, even random spots where some not-so-temporary tape pulled away a chunk of paint. That’s when you pull out the spackling ...

OCTOBER 19, 2018 | FRIDAY
These 14 Ideas Are the Next Best Thing to a Mudroom

Not every home has—or needs—a full mudroom, but everyone needs a place to handle the comings and goings of today’s busy families and all their gear. If you’re wondering how to create the ...

OCTOBER 19, 2018 | FRIDAY
Buyer's Guide: Hammers

The more you tackle fix-it projects yourself, the more your toolbox burgeons—not to mention your workshop shelves. But when it comes down to basics, a good claw hammer is still the handy ...

OCTOBER 18, 2018 | THURSDAY
Which Finish Is Right for Your Hardwood Floors?

You finally decided on the perfect hardwood for your floors—whether that's a deep, rich walnut, a warm cherry wood, or a rustic oak. While there are many species of hardwood fit for floor...

OCTOBER 10, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Polish Marble

Marble—a white or uniquely variegated type of limestone that has been exposed to extreme heat and pressure—has a long history of being favored by artisans and builders, from Michelangelo'...