Forget about vacation this year. Many homeowners are opting for a scenic "staycation" setting right at home. From souped-up screened porches to luxurious outdoor entertainment areas, ...

Many people are choosing solar power this year, and not only because they're seeing green. Switching to solar can also save some serious green in your wallet. Here's what you'll want to know before making your own decision. ...

Shorter supply, rising prices, constricted homebuilding – this year's housing market is stacking up to be a most unusual time for people who are ready to move. If you're looking to jump into things this year, here's what you'll need to know. ...

One of the most significant decisions in life is how we’ll be cared for when we can no longer care for ourselves. Explore some of our area’s top communities for senior living. ...

In a year when it seems like everyone is remodeling their homes, these four amazing spaces remind us that home really is where the heart is. ...

Still thinking about what to put in your garden? Vibrant colors, fresh produce and outdoor living areas are a good start. Here are a few other ideas to make your yard stand out. ...

The home improvement industry is white-hot right now, as people make the most of their new at-home lifestyles. But before you jump in, be sure you've done your homework. Here's where to start. ...

Don’t wait until the warmer weather arrives to jump into a landscaping project – especially in a year when home improvement is a hot topic. Now is the time to start planning all of your outdoor endeavors. Here’s how to get started. ...

The more time we spend at home the more we're spending – truly investing – on making our kitchen a true showpiece of the home. Don't plan your next kitchen without these must-have design choices. ...

Coming a long way over nine decades, Benson Stone Co. has crafted itself into a regional destination for home improvement. Step inside this Rockford staple and find out what's made it so successful for 90 years and running. ...