Brigitt Earley

Before & After: A Builder-Grade Rental Kitchen Gets a Cottagecore Makeover for $300
Proof that a small budget can make a big impact.
Jun 29, 2023
The 9 Deadly Sins of Bad Kitchens, According to the Pros
These are the biggest faux pas you can make.
Jun 17, 2023
Before and After: A $750 IKEA Hack Turns a Dining Space’s Extra Doorway into Functional Storage
Rather than superfluous doors to nowhere, what the couple really needed was more storage for dishes, glasses, and table linens, as well as a space for a bar.
Apr 14, 2023
These 9 Things Can Ruin Your Garbage Disposal
According to plumbers.
Mar 29, 2023
The Little-Known Details Behind HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”
Here are seven things you probably didn't know about the popular renovation show.
Mar 27, 2023
This Alternative-to-Hardwood Kitchen Flooring Is Popular for a Reason
It has many aesthetic and cost benefits.
Mar 14, 2023
The One Thing You Should Never Use When You Wash Champagne Glasses
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Hint: It's dish soap! Here's what to do instead!
Oct 1, 2021
10 Amateur Painting Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)
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Here's what to do about those drips, splotchy spots, and more!
Apr 7, 2021
I Love This Ridiculously Versatile Cleaning Tool — And Convinced 5 of My Friends to Buy One, Too
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"It can tackle everything I need it to: hardwood floors, furniture, upholstery, windows, grout, kitchen appliances, and more."
Jan 29, 2021
The Top 5 Mistakes Pro Painters Wish You’d Stop Making
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For starters, don't by the wrong paint!
Sep 14, 2020
4 Surprising Things You Should Never Put Down Your Kitchen Sink, According to Plumbers
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They seem so harmless...
Aug 18, 2020
16 Surprising Ways to Use Borax Around Your Home
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It's good for way more than making slime.
Jul 18, 2020
Here’s What to Do If You Run Out of Dishwasher Detergent
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Stay home and try one of these DIY solutions.
Apr 22, 2020
4 Cleaning Tips You Need to Know If You Have Stainless Steel Appliances
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Number 2 is key!
Feb 26, 2020
The Most Important Things to Know About Cleaning Hardwood Floors
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According to a pro who knows.
Jan 21, 2020
One Thing You Should Never Do to Your Marble Countertop
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Lemons are very, very bad!
Nov 20, 2019
10 Dangerous Things You Should Stop Doing ASAP, According to Electricians
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You might want to stop using that super old blender!
Oct 10, 2019
Here’s the Truth About Using Windex to Kill Bugs
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Here's what a real expert had to say.
Oct 1, 2019
5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Hack That IKEA Product You’ve Been Thinking About
An IKEA hack isn’t always worth your time or effort.
Aug 28, 2019
27 Easy DIY Easter Egg Ideas That Are So Simple, Yet So Impressive
Though each one requires just a few supplies and a few minutes of your time, they're worthy of sitting front and center on your holiday table.
Jun 9, 2019
Stretch Your Budget with This Simple (and Brilliant!) Rug Hack
Rugs in the Kitchen
Because large rugs can get pretty expensive!
May 28, 2019
6 Things You Didn’t Know About IKEA’s Plant Department
What can’t you do at IKEA? You can furnish a whole house in one trip. If you don’t find something you like, you can hack any number of IKEA offerings. You can get an entire meal or stock up on specialty groceries. Hey, I even know moms who spend rainy days at the superstore, because it keeps their kids entertained for hours at a time.
May 1, 2019
5 Hidden Perks of the IKEA Family Card You Didn’t Know Existed
There’s a lot to love about IKEA. You can get stylish, yet affordable home furnishings and decor, unique houseplants, a do-it-all bag for just $1.30, and even a full meal all within the walls of one giant store. But one perk you’re probably overlooking is the store’s loyalty card. The IKEA Family Card entitles members to a wide range of benefits and freebies that are clearly spelled out in the terms and conditions.
Apr 30, 2019
5 Cheap Ways to Make Your Kitchen Cabinets Feel Totally New
I have one major complaint about my house: My kitchen is grossly outdated. I’m talking a brown ceramic sink and a refrigerator that was probably installed in the early ’70s, yet somehow still functions. Still, we’ve done our best to make the design atrocities work for the time being — a kitchen reno just isn’t in the budget yet. The first thing we did? Paint the chocolate brown cabinets white and replace the hardware with modern brass pulls.
Apr 30, 2019
The Big Kitchen Trends We’ll Keep Seeing Again and Again, According to Professionals
Because a kitchen is such a big-ticket item, it’s one area of our homes where we’re generally more risk-averse. “There are always going to be trends we hold onto [in the kitchen],” says Sarah Fishburne, director of trend and design at The Home Depot. “We think of our childhood, of how are parents lived. There are certain pieces of we just aren’t willing to get rid of.” But that doesn’t mean a kitchen is a boring, trendless spot.
Apr 30, 2019
Is It Okay to Wash Dishes with Hand Soap? Experts Weigh In.
You just spent all night making an incredible dinner. The sink is full of pots, pans, spatulas, plates … you name it, it’s in there. The dishes — the plight of home cooks everywhere — must be done. But, shoot, where’s the dish soap? When you’re out of dish soap and have a sink full of dirty dishes, you might wonder how you can possibly accomplish the task without having to trek to the store.
Apr 30, 2019
The Special Section in IKEA for Bargain-Hunting Opportunists
There’s no shortage of good deals to be had at IKEA, from the plant department to the annual kitchen sale. In fact, some of the best buys cost less than $15. But what if we told you that there were even better deals to be had if you dared to venture into the store’s As-Is section? What’s that you say? You already knew that? Here’s something you might not know: A little strategy can help you find better merchandise and save you even more money.
Apr 30, 2019
The Horrifying Reason You Shouldn’t Use Contact Paper in Your Kitchen Cabinets
An $8 roll of contact paper can do wonders for your home. You can use it to upgrade old furniture, modernize shelves, elevate countertops, or even forge a backsplash. For the budget-conscious, it’s almost too good to be true. And, as it turns out, some people say it just might be. Why? Apparently cockroaches love contact paper. “Cockroaches will eat almost anything, far beyond what we think of as food sources,” says Howard Bright, the owner of Anti-Pesto Bug Killers.
Nov 21, 2018
8 Super-Hyped Decorating Trends That Are Going Out of Style
Whether talking about polka-dot blouses or gold hardware, you know what they say: Trends come and go. You may hate that yellow Formica countertop in your fixer-upper, but we can almost guarantee that the original owners installed it because it was in fashion. So why do tastes change so much over the years? Aqua blue, for example, was everywhere — cars, refrigerators, toys, stoves, bathroom tile — in the years following World War II, explains Claire E.
Jul 18, 2018