Nina Malkin

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nina Malkin is a writer and editor who has contributed to national magazines and websites for more than 30 years. Her interest in the “shelter” category coincided with the purchase of an 1893 brownstone that needed lots of TLC. She has since written about design, decorating, and DIY for Good Housekeeping, This Old House, Ebony, and ArchitecturalDigest.com. Nina is an avid, keen-eyed thrift shopper whose home is largely done in what she calls “the Arts & Crap” style!

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FEBRUARY 22, 2016 | MONDAY
The Top 10 Costly Mistakes Home Buyers Make

Homeownership is on the rise again. With mortgage applications surging and homeownership experiencing its first uptick since 2013, now seems like a good time to buy. But purchasing a hous...

SEPTEMBER 9, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Fenway Park’s Groundskeeper Shares His Secrets to a Lush, Green Lawn

David Mellor was on his way to an athletic scholarship and a promising pitching career when tragedy struck: He got hit by a car, sidelining his dream. Yet, Mellor still made it to the maj...

AUGUST 24, 2015 | MONDAY
10 Things a Burglar Doesn't Want You to Know

Victims of burglaries suffer some $4.7 billion in property losses a year, according to the latest FBI statistics. You may already be protecting yourself with a deadbolt lock on your front...

AUGUST 19, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Pet-Proof Your Yard with 5 Tips from a Pro Trainer

The great outdoors is great for everyone, particularly your four-pawed pals. “The home can get boring for pets," says trainer extraordinaire and Animal Planet star Victoria Stilwell,...

JUNE 24, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Pro Tips: A Tiny House Dweller Shares 7 Lessons Learned

The average American spends a third to half of his or her income just putting a roof overhead, so it’s no surprise that the tiny house movement has caught on in a big way. It sure did wit...

JUNE 11, 2015 | THURSDAY
10 Unusual Tips for Your Cleanest Kitchen Ever

The kitchen is everyone’s favorite room, and no doubt that's the reason it’s ground zero for major messes. Maybe you already rely on vinegar and water for wiping down countertops or bakin...

MAY 27, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Pro Tips: 5 Ways to Bring Songbirds to Your Backyard

Birds eat bugs, propagate seeds, and bring your garden to life with color, movement, and song. Yet, “the greatest joy of having birds close by is they allow us to connect with the wild,” ...

MAY 20, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
Pro Tips: The 7 Secrets of Craigslist Success

Whether you’re seeking unique decor that won’t break the bank or hoping to unload a few pieces for profit, look no further than Craigslist. For 20 years, it’s been hooking people up with ...

MAY 18, 2015 | MONDAY
The Best 9 Storage Spots You Aren't Already Using

If you’re short on storage space (and who isn’t?), it’s time to think outside the closet. Hiding throughout your home are stealthy spots where you can tuck items away or put them on displ...

MAY 8, 2015 | FRIDAY
11 Packing Tips & Tricks for a Smooth Move

You’ll be amazed at how a little prep work before moving will make for a smoother transition between homes. There are some tried-and-true packing tips you can heed to take the stress out ...