The days are getting shorter and seemingly busier with kids back in school, fall activities kicking off and — although it seems hard to believe — the holidays on the horizon. The long, carefree laissez-faire days of summer have turned a bit more regimented with the change of seasons. Now is the time to get organized and back into a routine that is tailored to your lifestyle. Begin with an organized start to your day in the hub of all home activity: the kitchen.

As the weather turns cooler, mice begin to seek cozier surroundings -- including our homes. Here's how to get rid of them without having to use poison.

Whether finishing basements or updating bathrooms, Americans are making home improvements to accommodate more family members moving into their homes. Completing practical remodeling projects can add living space, help reduce home maintenance time and save energy.

Most homeowners know by now that improvements to bathrooms can bring big returns on investment when it comes time to resell a house. But there’s another equally compelling, often-overlooked reason to freshen your bath – it just feels good.

Tired of the look and feel of your kitchen? Want to try something different? If so, you’re not alone. Kitchen remodels are one of this country’s most popular home improvement projects, but they aren’t cheap.

If you have an older home, you may be considering ripping out and replacing the tile and plumbing fixtures. People often replace them because they have many years’ build up of dinge or minor blemishes and they don’t think they’ll ever get clean again.

It’s a home comfort emergency. Your air conditioning system breaks down in the middle of a heat wave, or your current heating, ventilation and cooling (HVAC) system sounds and feels like it’s on its last legs. When you need to replace your system quickly, what should you do?