Home & Decor

  • Choosing outdoor furniture? These tips can help with your decision

    Patios, decks and balconies are a natural extension of our living spaces and the ideal furniture there should be inviting and comfortable for the entire family. While most of the criteria are the same as choosing indoor furniture, there are a few points to keep in mind when it comes to amping up your outdoors. Here's more on it.

  • Essentials for creating the perfect study from home space

    With schooling from home becoming a part of the new normal, just like office space for us, it is also necessary to set up a dedicated study space for the kids. A dedicated learning space with all the essentials for studying can help the child stay focused and improve productivity. Read on for tips to create a perfect study space at home.

  • iRobot Roomba i3+ vacuum cleaner Review: The price of lazy is not cheap

    The iRobot Roomba i3+ is a fantastic vacuum cleaner with a user-friendly app, efficient at cleaning and isn't noisy, but it is the self-cleaning feature that gives it an edge.

  • U.S. new home sales hit 14-month low amid supply constraints

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes tumbled to a 14-month low in June and sales in the prior month were weaker than initially estimated, the latest signs that expensive lumber and shortages of other building materials were hurting the housing market. The third straight monthly decline in sales reported by the Commerce Department on Monday followed news last week that permits for future homebuilding dropped to a nine-month low in June while home resales rebounded modestly. "Home builders continue to hold back on contracts for new homes given input cost and availability uncertainties, with significant uncertainty about what it will cost to build a house and when it can be delivered," said David Berson, chief economist at Nationwide in Columbus, Ohio.

  • Mosquito repellent plants you can use to keep them away

    Mosquitoes are pretty much a nightmare and even a small one in the bedroom is enough to keep you up all night. There are numerous effective mosquito repellents available in the market. However, most of them are chemically synthesized, and inhaling or applying them on the skin can have long-term side effects. Here are some easily available mosquito-repellent plants to keep away these pests.

  • Blushing plants reveal when fungi are growing in their roots: Study

    Washington [US], July 23 (ANI): Almost all crop plants form associations with a particular type of fungi- called arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi- in the soil, which greatly expand their root surface area. This mutually beneficial interaction boosts the plant's ability to take up nutrients that are vital for growth.