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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DECEMBER 13, 2019 | FRIDAY
5 Solutions for Stairs That Squeak

You’ve seen it—and heard it—in so many scary movies: a stair creaks in the night, startling the homeowner into nervous wakefulness. But in reality, creaky stairs are a common and usually ...

DECEMBER 6, 2019 | FRIDAY
The Best Christmas Lights for Any Indoor or Outdoor Display

Who hasn’t slowed down to marvel at a house with an especially elaborate display of colorful holiday lights? Or, for that matter, a towering Christmas tree decked from top to bottom with ...

DECEMBER 5, 2019 | THURSDAY
Countdown to Christmas: 25 Projects to Get Done Before the Holidays

For many of us, December is a nonstop whirlwind of entertaining. Get your house ready for guests, merriment, and even a little relaxation with the following 25 easy projects to complete b...

NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Things Never to Do With Your Space Heater

When Old Man Winter comes calling, many homeowners rely on space heaters to stay comfortable, rather than turning the thermostat up a few expensive degrees. But while a space heater is a ...

NOVEMBER 21, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best TV Wall Mount, According to Happy Homeowners

The popcorn is popped, the beverages chilled, and you’re ready to binge-watch your favorite show. Except as you settle onto the sofa it occurs to you—perhaps not for the first time—how mu...

NOVEMBER 20, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
What's the Difference? Shiplap vs. Tongue and Groove

If you’re a fan of modern farmhouse style, or simply watch a lot of decorating shows on TV, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the comeback of wall paneling. Unlike the dark and dreary look...

NOVEMBER 15, 2019 | FRIDAY
5 Types of Rain Gutters to Consider for Your Home

Rain gutters, which run along the base of a roof, do more than keep downpours from drenching people as they come and go. By channeling water out and away from your home’s foundation, rain...

OCTOBER 9, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
6 Things to Know About Travertine

Travertine—a variety of limestone formed from calcium carbonate deposits in or near hot springs or limestone caves—is one of the most popular types of stone used in architecture, and has ...

OCTOBER 1, 2019 | TUESDAY
12 Ways You May Be Wasting Closet Space

Square footage isn't the only measure of a good closet—it's how you use what space you're given. No storage area is too small or too big to reconfigure in a way that maximizes every inch....

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Do's and Don'ts of Cleaning Up Leaves

This unavoidable fall chore can be best tackled with a dose of knowledge and an ounce of preparedness.