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 26, 2019 | THURSDAY
The Best Christmas Lights of 2021

Decorating with colorful lights is a fun, festive aspect of the holiday season, both indoors and outside the home. For decades, dealing with the same old incandescent bulbs made designing...

DECEMBER 23, 2019 | MONDAY
Solved! 4 Reasons Why Your Dishwasher Isn’t Drying

Q: Lately, whenever I unload my dishwasher, everything is still wet, and I end up with water on the floor and on my clothes. It’s not an old machine, so I’m frustrated! Why is my dishwash...

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 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 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
Types of 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 ...

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.

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 | WEDNESDAY
The Most Important Organizing Projects for Homeowners

When your home is organized, it's not only easier for you and your family to function smoothly, it’s also better for your emotional well-being. Numerous studies have shown a link between ...