Energy-Efficient Fireplace Options

A traditional wood-burning fireplace adds warmth and romantic ambience to a home’s interior. But most are energy hogs, converting only 15% of wood’s energy into useful heat. Fortunately, new energy-efficient fireplace designs are helping wood-burning fireplaces achieve efficiency ratings of 75% or more. Fireplace inserts and gas fireplaces are even more efficient.

Bathroom Storage: Smart Ways to Stow More

Desperately seeking storage in your bathroom? Is that tower of towels stacked on your vanity in danger of toppling over? Can’t tell the toothpaste from the hemorrhoid cream in the jungle of your “everything” drawer? Time to get organized! Here’s some clever, inspiring ways to find the proper place for everything and turn your bathroom into the soothing, well-managed spa of your dreams.