Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2016

12 Stories • Available July 2016
Make Yourself At Home

Make Yourself At Home

What could be better on a chilly night than cozying up in front of the fireplace with a good book or snuggling under a comfy blanket and watching Netflix? When heaps of snow and thunderstorms th

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside

It's hard to think about the grueling winter months while we're enjoying a nice beach day during summer, but we do need to prepare. If this will be your first winter in a new home, you probably d

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Snowbird Prep

Snowbird Prep

When the temperatures dip and the forecast looks like snow, ice and a deep freeze, most people in cold climates start preparing for a long season. But for snowbirds -- those people who head so

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Salty Situations

Salty Situations

We were recently traveling when an icy snowstorm hit our state. When we returned home, we had several inches of frozen snow and ice in our driveway and on our walkway and lawn. I got out my snow

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Whole House Generator Installation Tips

Whole House Generator Installation Tips

I looked at two whole house generators to install on my property, a Kohler generator and a Generac generator. In the end I decided to purchase the Kohler generator because it had a key feature t

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Heater Rescue

Heater Rescue

My home uses a hot-water-to-hot-air converter system for heat. Recently, the heat upstairs stopped working. I called in an HVAC contractor, and within about 10 minutes he identified the problem a

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Get A Full Flush

Get A Full Flush

If you have one or more toilets flushing slowly or not completely you may very well have a systemic problem somewhere in your home's waste-vent sewer pipes. It is important to understand that the

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Kitchen Makeover Planning

Kitchen Makeover Planning

Kitchen makeovers continue to be a popular trend with homeowners, and are a very wise investment. The kitchen is the most important room in a home. It is where people prepare food, meet and eat d

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Radon Detection

Radon Detection

My wife and I recently decided to have our house checked for radon levels. We bought the home, new, in 1989. In the early 1990s the idea of testing a home for radon came to fruition, but we weren

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Something New From Something Old

Something New From Something Old

How can you fix a dysfunctional or ugly fireplace? This is often a predicament in very old homes where the fireplace was the heating system, or even more modern homes that feature an awkwardly p

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Five-star Bathroom

Five-star Bathroom

As Americans hustle and bustle to make ends meet and the work hours extend well beyond 40 hours per week, stress is an all-time high. Stress is responsible for triggering incidents from panic att

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Let There Be Light!

Let There Be Light!

Dear James: My house is fairly small and I want to add a skylight to the living room to open it up. The problem is that there is an attic above it. Is there a way to still add a skylight in the

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Fall-winter Info 1

Fall-winter Info 1

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Fall-winter Info 2

Fall-winter Info 2

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Fall-winter Info 3

Fall-winter Info 3

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