Michelle Ullman


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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How To: Fix Cracked Glass

A pebble from the lawnmower tossed against a window. A drink set down too heavily on your glass-topped coffee table. A favorite vase tipped over by your curious cat. These and near-endles...

AUGUST 13, 2018 | MONDAY
Solved! How to Prevent Doors from Slamming

Q: A door in my home tends to slam shut—even occasionally when no one is using it! What causes this and how can I prevent the door from slamming? I’m afraid the door might close on my cat...

What's the Difference? Polycrylic vs Polyurethane

It’s hard to beat the natural beauty of wood; it has a depth, glow, and interest that few manmade materials can match. But left unsealed, wood is prone to damage from moisture, heat, and ...

JULY 30, 2018 | MONDAY
Buyers Guide: Patio Umbrellas

The ultimate summer must-have when outdoor living calls you but you need a reprieve from the sun’s beating rays? A patio umbrella, of course! The right umbrella brings a big patch of shad...

JULY 27, 2018 | FRIDAY
What’s the Difference? Top-Load vs. Front-Load Washers

Laundry day probably isn’t the highlight of your week, but a reliable, effective washing machine makes the chore far less tedious. Whether you’re replacing an old, energy-inefficient appl...

JULY 10, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Get Rid of Moss in the Lawn

Low-growing greenery that reproduces by means of spores, moss can be a lovely velvety addition to your landscape if grown intentionally—but few folks want clumps of it in the middle of th...

JULY 3, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Remove Concrete Stains

Concrete driveways, patios, and garage floors may take a beating, but that doesn’t mean they must show the signs. While these rugged surfaces are bound to receive their share of errant oi...

JUNE 30, 2018 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About French Polishing

If you’ve ever admired the extraordinarily glossy finish on an antique piece of wooden furniture or a wooden instrument such as a guitar or violin, you're likely looking at wood finished ...

JUNE 26, 2018 | TUESDAY
How To: Clean Bronze

Durable and resistant to water corrosion, bronze has a lovely, warm glow shown off to perfection when crafted into jewelry and such household décor accents as cabinet hardware, vases, and...

The Dos and Don’ts of Wet Sanding Drywall

When it comes to interior walls, drywall has a lot going for it. It’s inexpensive, fairly easy to install and repair, and holds up well to life in the average household. But drywall requi...