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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JUNE 4, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best French Presses for Your Kitchen

Brew methods are as wide-ranging as coffee preferences. From simple drip coffee makers to complicated espresso machines, the options seem to be endless. A classic French press offers arom...

JUNE 3, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Kitchen Shears for Cooking and Utility

Many households have a pair of scissors that lives in the kitchen, but these everyday shears can fall short of the work. To fully reap the benefits of functional cooking scissors, having ...

MAY 9, 2020 | SATURDAY
The Best Toaster Ovens for the Kitchen

Today’s toaster ovens do much more than make perfect slices of crisp toast. While some are simple and compact, and perform their single function brilliantly, others can crisp, toast, roas...

MAY 24, 2018 | THURSDAY
The Easiest Way to Get More Money for Your Home

This article has been brought to you by Clopay. Its facts and opinions are those of BobVila. com. Hoping to sell your home this season? Undoubtedly, you want the very best offer. So, befo...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 | THURSDAY
500,000 Older Homes Can't Be Wrong: Get the Lowdown on High-Velocity HVAC

Gone are the days when those fortunate enough to live in a meticulously preserved historic home have to jam window air-conditioning units into carefully restored sashes or add space heate...

AUGUST 29, 2017 | TUESDAY
Give Peace a Chance: A Solution to Thermostat Wars at Last

It seems like every time you look at the thermostat, it's set to a different temperature. There are two possible explanations. One: Ghosts. Two: You live with at least one other living, b...

JUNE 30, 2017 | FRIDAY
The Best Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Your Garden

Whether you do it yourself or you pay a landscaper, maintaining a vibrant garden and lush lawn requires time, effort, and money. One way to cut back on the energy and resources you put in...

JUNE 6, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Best Way to Control Indoor Humidity—and Your Energy Bills

When you turn on the air conditioning to beat the heat, the typical system might lower the temperature enough to satisfy the thermostat, but it may not satisfy your need for comfort. In f...

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016 | TUESDAY
10 Home Maintenance Miracles You Already Own

Before you make your next shopping list, shop your home for some of these ingenious household supplies. From the garden to the bathtub, these zero-dollar solutions will lighten your work ...

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Back to Cool: 10 Ways to Prep Your Home for Lower Temps

With Labor Day behind us, fall will be here sooner than we know—and with it will come chilly temperatures and harsh, blustery winds. Is your home ready for the change of seasons? Take the...