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A Panel Fence for More Privacy Is Easy To Build Oct. 24, 2019

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Dear James: A house is being built on a vacant lot next to my sloping lot, and I need some privacy. ... Read More

Install an Attractive Concrete Fireplace Surround Oct. 03, 2019

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Dear James: I was at a recent home show, and I saw a beautiful concrete fireplace surround. Is this ... Read More

Repair Toilets Yourself to Save Water and Money Sep. 12, 2019

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Dear James: We have three toilets in our house, and each one seems to have a different problem. It c... Read More

Install a Space-Saving Pocket Door Yourself Sep. 05, 2019

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Dear James: When I was in college, our old dorm had pocket doors to save space, but they were hard t... Read More

Methods to Reduce Dust During a Home Project Aug. 29, 2019

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Dear James: I like to do home improvement projects around my house, but the dust and dirt gets every... Read More

Repair Leaky Rolled Roofing With New Membrane Aug. 22, 2019

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Dear James: My older house has asphalt roll roofing over an attic/bedroom conversion with a low slop... Read More

Remove Old Peeling Sealer From Deck Aug. 15, 2019

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Dear James: I used a dark deck sealer several years ago. It looked good for the first year or two, b... Read More

How to Design a Living Room to Complement Furniture Aug. 08, 2019

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Dear James: I am designing my new home, and I am not sure how big or in what shape to make the rooms... Read More

Replace Old Wood Soffit With Aluminum Jul. 18, 2019

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Dear James: I have a one-story ranch-style house. I seem to have to get on a ladder and paint the ho... Read More

Standard and Black Mold in Bathrooms Jul. 11, 2019

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Dear James: We are fixing up our house to sell. There are a couple of small moldy spots on the ceili... Read More

Design and Build a Pergola Over a Walkway Jul. 05, 2019

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Dear James: I have a walkway in my yard that could use some shade and sprucing up. People have told ... Read More

Decorate Your Kitchen Countertop With Stenciling Jun. 27, 2019

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Dear James: My kitchen could use a new look, but my children need braces on their teeth even more. T... Read More

Flipping Out Jun. 22, 2019

The Art of Design

I tell you, one of these days, I am going to burst. Why does my housekeeper think she is an interior... Read More

13 Ways to Use Vinegar that Will Surprise You! Jun. 20, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

It's cheap. It's available in every supermarket and home center in the universe. And it's so useful ... Read More

Avoid Design Errors When Building a Home Jun. 20, 2019

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Dear James: We are doing the basic design of our new house. We want to make sure it is perfect witho... Read More

Add a Second Staircase for the Children May. 23, 2019

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Dear James: I am totally remodeling an older house I just purchased. I want to add a second staircas... Read More

Install an Attractive Beadboard Ceiling May. 09, 2019

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Dear James: I bought an older home, and the living room ceiling is in pretty bad condition. I am loo... Read More

Jazz Up the Garage and Create More Storage Apr. 18, 2019

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Dear James: I am recently divorced. Now, with my husband gone, I can finally clean up the garage and... Read More

Install a Recessed Towel Bar to Save Space Mar. 14, 2019

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Dear James: We are totally redoing our master bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is narrow, and I al... Read More

When to Repair or Replace Your Roof Feb. 14, 2019

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Dear James: Over the past six months, I have noticed dark spots on my bedroom ceiling after it rains... Read More