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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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 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 f...

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&...

OCTOBER 9, 2018 | TUESDAY
11 Things to Keep by the Front Door

When it comes to decorating and organizing, the foyer is often the last place homeowners think to touch. In far too many homes, it’s just a bleak portal for passing in and out of the hous...

OCTOBER 3, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
Hurricane Season: 10 Myths Not to Believe

Terrifying storms that can level houses and rip large trees from the ground, hurricanes are among the most powerful forces of nature. The <a href="https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/climo/">Nationa...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Light a Pilot Light

You woke up shivering in a cold house. Your morning shower, instead of a warm and pleasant wakeup call, was spent futilely turning the knob towards “Hot” as your skin erupted in goosebump...

SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Bathroom Ventilation

Your bathroom is the wettest room in your home. Steamy showers, flushing toilets, running sinks, and occasional drips add up to high humidity. And with major moisture comes potential prob...

SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 | TUESDAY
Buyers 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 ...

AUGUST 16, 2018 | THURSDAY
35 Tiny Towns That Attract Hordes of Tourists Every Year

When vacation rolls around again, forget about those big cities with their stress-inducing crowds and hubbub. Instead, consider spending your time off in one of these little gems, towns t...