Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Verse 1 (Proverbs 14:1)

Every wise woman buildeth her house - By her prudent and industrious management she increases property in the family, furniture in the house, and food and raiment for her household. This is the true building of a house. The thriftless wife acts differently, and the opposite is the result. Household furniture, far from being increased, is dilapidated; and her household are ill-fed, ill-clothed, and worse educated.

- Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible