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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JULY 29, 2021 | THURSDAY
7 Truths About Micro Apartments That May Surprise You

Micro apartments, which are generally less than 350 square feet, are tight on living space but offer gigantic benefits for the right person. These tiny—smaller even than studio apartments...

JULY 28, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Backyard Putting Greens That'll Make Your Neighbors Envious

With a backyard putting green, you can transform the look of your yard, plus work on your golf game whenever you like!

APRIL 27, 2021 | TUESDAY
The Best DIY Projects to Complete on a Sunny Weekend

If this weekend’s forecast looks favorable and you’re itching to get outside for some DIY, consider conquering one of these 10 projects.

APRIL 21, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Painting Furniture

When it comes to painting furniture, it would be ideal for the finished project to be picture-perfect. However, if you take shortcuts, there’s the risk of it looking sloppy. The paint can...

APRIL 9, 2021 | FRIDAY
These Eco-Friendly Home Upgrades Offer the Best ROI

Eco-friendly home upgrades won’t just make your home more comfortable, they can also help you save money over time. These 10 upgrades offer the best return on your investment.

MARCH 26, 2021 | FRIDAY
How To: Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles might be harmless to humans but that doesn’t mean you want them around. This invasive insect feeds on more than 300 plants and costs the United States more than $460 mill...

MARCH 24, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
11 Landscaping Mistakes That Make Home Buyers Walk the Other Way

Selling a home is all about first impressions, so don’t let potential buyers take a pass just because your landscaping isn’t up-to-date.

MARCH 12, 2021 | FRIDAY
9 Curb Appeal Trends You Might Regret Sooner Rather Than Later

If you’re thinking about updating your home’s exterior, be sure to avoid these outdated, so-20th-century trends.

JANUARY 14, 2021 | THURSDAY
8 Tricks for Quick Composting Your Way to Free Fertilizer

It’s easy to get your garden growing and help it thrive with some quick-turn composting tricks any level composter can do at home.

JANUARY 13, 2021 | WEDNESDAY
9 Building Materials with the Biggest Pandemic Price Increase—and What That Means for DIYers

No, it’s not your imagination. You’re paying more for some home improvement building materials these days, and you have the pandemic to blame.