YWH Load-Bearing Wall

What Is a Load-Bearing Wall?

If you're watching HGTV, you may, like me, wonder what Chip and Joanna Gaines have against walls (just kidding, guys). But the open-floor concept that is very "in" right now requires distinguishing which walls are load-bearing and which aren't.  As…
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YWH Geothermal Heat 2017

Geothermal Heat Pros and Cons

We've come to the end of Your Wild Home's series on energy sources. If you're just jumping in, make sure to check out the articles on Coal, Oil, Gas, Solar, and Wind too! Let me know what you think of the series in the comments below!…
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YWH Wind Heat 2017

Wind-Powered Heat Pros and Cons

We're coming to the end of our energy series! So far, we've covered Coal, Oil, Gas, and Solar. Let me know what you think of this article & the series overall in the comments below! Despite governmental changes and lower natural gas prices, renewable energy…
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YWH Solar Heat 2017

Solar Heat Pros and Cons

Just jumping into our little energy series? Make sure to check out what I've covered so far on Coal, Oil, and Gas. Let me know what you think of the series so far by leaving a comment! Do you want to go green…
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YWH Gas Heat 2017

Gas Heat Pros and Cons

Hey there! If you're just catching up, I'm doing a series on energy sources! I recently covered coal and oil. Coming up are solar, wind, and geothermal energy. Hope you enjoy... Make sure to comment and let me know what…
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YWH Oil Heat 2017

Oil Heat Pros and Cons

If you just jumped in, I'm examining the pros and cons of different energy sources on Your Wild Home. I recently covered coal, and will be covering gas, solar, wind, and geothermal energy in upcoming posts.  Let me know what…
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YWH Coal Heat 2017

Coal Heat Pros and Cons

In an effort to understand how humans impact the Earth, over the next few posts on Your Wild Home, I'll be examining the pros and cons of different energy sources. I'll be covering coal, oil, gas, solar, wind, and geothermal…
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Pros and Cons of Different Energy Sources

Whether you're building or buying a home, it's important to consider the pros and cons of different energy sources. Where you live largely dictates what type of energy is available to heat and cool your home. But, as technology progresses,…
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YWH 6-23-17

Quartz Countertops: Are They Right for You?

Step aside granite — quartz is here to stay. Engineered quartz has dethroned granite as king of countertops and is the countertop of choice in 2017, according to a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. It’s really no…
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YWH 6-9-17

Tips to Help You Caulk Like a Pro

Removing old caulk and refreshing areas between the tile and your tub helps prevent leaks and mildew. Refreshing your bathroom and recaulking can take just a weekend afternoon — with few tips you can do it quickly, and it’ll look…
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INDOORS

One of my personal mantras is “work smarter, not harder,” so most of Your Wild Home’s posts in this category center around simple ways you can inexpensively and quickly improve your home. I think it’s a common misconception that this kind of focus means you’re some kind of fanatic for efficiency or an extreme cost-cutter. In reality, I’m just lazy, so if something is going to cost me less (in the short or long term) and save me time, why the heck wouldn’t I do it?

As ~one of those~ crazy dog people, you’ll also find a few ideas on ways to accommodate for your pup at home. Whether you’re renting or own a home, there are plenty of ways that you can make Fido feel more at home so it reduces potential damage. Let’s be honest, those first few months of dog-ownership are mostly fortified by those puppy eyes. But those puppy eyes won’t get your security deposit back from your landlord or increase your home resale value. So being proactive is your best bet!

Everyone has a different style and budget, which makes providing universal home décor and home improvement advice largely impossible. What you’ll find on here is an assortment of advice that reveals how you can easily keep the inside of your home organized and running relatively smoothly. Best of all, none of these ideas will cost you a pretty penny.

Here are some of my favorites from the “Indoor” category:

I’m still getting a handle on the direction of Your Wild Home, and I’d love to hear from you if you’re a frequent reader! Want to learn more about something? Head over to my contact page to shoot me an idea!