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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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...

How to Fix a Crack in Glass

A pebble from the lawnmower that flies 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 are the typ...

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

Choosing wood for its natural beauty, depth, and glow over furniture that's made of manmade materials is an easy decision for some; weighing whether to seal it with polycrylic vs. polyure...

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 Your 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...