Rachel Brougham

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Brougham is a former newspaper editor who now works as a columnist, writer, and editor in the freelance newspaper and magazine world. She spends her free time gardening, doing house projects, exercising, and hanging out with her son, husband, and their dog.

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JUNE 17, 2022 | FRIDAY
The 12 Best Places to Buy Sustainable Furniture

Choosing the right furniture for your home can be a daunting task. Where is it made? What materials were used? Will it hold up to wear and tear? How much pollution did it generate between...

MAY 9, 2022 | MONDAY
These Are the 10 Best Cities for Downsizing in 2022

If your home feels empty now that your children are grown, if you have high mortgage payments, or if you're looking to sell your home and retire somewhere warm, downsizing may be your ans...

MAY 6, 2022 | FRIDAY
Everything You Need To Start Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

There are nearly 340 species of hummingbirds throughout the world, found everywhere from far northern climates to tropical forests to hot deserts. In the United States alone, you’ll find ...

APRIL 28, 2022 | THURSDAY
No Mow May: 8 Reasons to Let Your Lawn Grow for a Month

First popularized in 2019 in the United Kingdom, No Mow May has taken root here in the United States. In 2020, Appleton, Wisconsin, became the first state in the country to adopt the prac...

APRIL 27, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
8 Things You Should Know Before Buying a House With Solar Panels

In 2021, solar energy accounted for 46 percent of all new electricity-generating capacity added in the United States. Additionally, residential solar installations set an annual record of...

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 | WEDNESDAY
How to Make a Rental Feel Like Home

Even though you love your new place, it can sometimes be difficult to make your rental house or apartment feel like your own. Since many rentals have rules against painting or putting nai...

FEBRUARY 20, 2022 | SUNDAY
Beyond White: 15 Alternative Hues to Color Your Bath

Go BoldA dash of color can infuse any space with energy, and that's especially true for spaces in which you spend a fair amount of time. Depending on the shades of paint you choose, your ...

DECEMBER 29, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
13 Trends We’re Happy To Leave Behind in 2022

At some point, most trends fall to the wayside. Think about the orange shag carpet of the 1970s or the wood paneling that once graced family rooms and basements. Trends may come and go an...

DECEMBER 27, 2021 | MONDAY
These 10 Eco-Friendly Design Trends Will Be Everywhere in 2022

Changing the Way We Think About DesignOver the past 2 years, we’ve gone from lockdowns, remote working, and distance learning to rediscovering how important our home design is to our happ...

DECEMBER 15, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
Home-Related Tax Credits for 2021: What You Need to Know Before Filing

From stimulus payments to pandemic-related unemployment checks, Americans have had plenty of tax-related topics to stay up to date on over the last year. But there are some important home...