Your bedroom is the last space you see before you fall asleep at night, and the first space you see when you wake up in the morning. When your bedroom starts to feel stale, there are plenty of affordable ways to spruce up the space. Here are ten easy ideas that won’t break the bank.

The Standard & Poor's CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index , released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier. The milestone comes after more than four years of steady gains.

In many homes, the kitchen is the most highly trafficked area. Whether you’re looking for a kitchen flooring option that will withstand grease, dirt, water, pets, and children, or you want flooring that seamlessly flows into the rest of your home, there’s an option to suit your needs. These seven flooring options offer a variety of pros and cons in a range of prices.

You know solar energy is good for the environment, but the process of switching to solar power can seem confusing, expensive, and daunting. However, going green can also save you green in the long term with tax credits and rebates, and by reducing your power bill. If you’re considering making the jump to solar energy, here’s what you need to know to get started.

Alma Gaul