Sarah Littleton

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The daughter of an architect and college professor, Sarah Littleton is a lifelong home design and DIY lover, who spends her days raising a family, rehabbing a 19th-century farmhouse, researching and writing, writing, writing.

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APRIL 21, 2015 | TUESDAY
7 Mistakes Not to Make in Your Bathroom Remodel

Whether you are just replacing an outdated vanity or renovating the entire space, bathroom remodeling can be an expensive proposition. Read on to find out the 7 most common mistakes made ...

APRIL 15, 2015 | WEDNESDAY
7 Smart Ways to Save Water in the Yard

Essential for everything from bathing to eating, and from cleaning your house to maintaining your garden, clean water is one resource that is hard to go a day without. But when a drought ...

MARCH 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Grime Fighters: 10 Heavy-Duty Tools for Deep Cleaning

This spring, you don't have to break your back when cleaning your home home from top to bottom. That's because a heap of amazing cleaning tools can help you do a thorough job in less time...

MARCH 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Renew Dull Wood Finishes with Mineral Spirits

As you go about your spring cleaning routine, take a few minutes to inspect the condition of your wood furniture and trim. Are any of the finishes looking dull, murky, and tired? Though y...

MARCH 12, 2015 | THURSDAY
Genius! VCR Turned Automatic Pet Feeder

Remember back when successfully programming the VCR felt like a minor triumph? Now imagine how James Larssen of Make must feel: He actually figured out how to use the timing mechanism wit...

MARCH 6, 2015 | FRIDAY
5 Things to Do with... Leftover Tile

Whenever you're assembling materials for a tiling project, it's recommended that you purchase a little extra—about 10% more than strictly necessary for the job. That's why, at the conclus...

MARCH 2, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Clean Carpet Stains with a Clothes Iron

You know and loathe the traditional way to clean a carpet. But however laborious it may be, there's no doubt that blotting the stain can be effective—so long as you act immediately, befor...

FEBRUARY 23, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Restore Shine to a Light Fixture with... Denture Tablets?

[bobsays_inset] Time has a way of proving the old adage "out of sight, out of mind. " Case in point: Whether your ceiling lights are flush-mount fixtures or hanging pendants, c...

FEBRUARY 16, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Scrub Your Tub with... Grapefruit?

[bobsays_inset] There are plenty of housekeeping jobs that people put off. And as opposed to a task like clearing the gutters, there are few risks tied to not cleaning the bathtub. But it...

FEBRUARY 9, 2015 | MONDAY
Quick Tip: Make Your Candles Last Longer

To coax a candle into burning more slowly so that you can enjoy it for a longer period of time, try out one of the following two methods—or, for the best possible results, do both in tand...