Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2018

12 Stories • Available July 2018
Seasonal Affective Disorder Home Improvements

Seasonal Affective Disorder Home Improvements

If you feel sluggish, moody and like you're functioning slower in the fall and winter months, you're not alone. Roughly five percent of the population suffers severely and is diagnosed with light

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Chimney Check

Chimney Check

Nothing adds cozy comfort to your home like a crackling fire on a winter night. However, nothing can ruin that coziness like a rogue family of bats or a spontaneous chimney fire! Lighting and ten

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Unwanted Creatures

Unwanted Creatures

As temperatures fall, bugs and rodents seek warm shelter in homes across the country. If that cozy new accommodation also has a handy source of food and water, all the better. Make sure yours doe

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Shabby To Chic

Shabby To Chic

Before you donate that old chair or couch to charity, or ditch it altogether, consider whether or not it has new potential with reupholstering. The term reupholster dates back to the late 1800

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Wood Pellet Stoves

Wood Pellet Stoves

A wood pellet stove is an alternative heat system to the direct vent gas stove or traditional wood stove. Wood pellet stoves look very similar to both direct vent gas stoves and wood stoves; howe

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Energize It

Energize It

Energy efficiency is tantamount to keeping winter heating bills down while your home keeps you warm and toasty. Heating and cooling is the highest energy expense for most U.S. homes, typically a

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Exterior House Painting

Exterior House Painting

Exterior house painting is one of the most difficult projects to schedule and complete, from a weather perspective. Exterior painting requires an ambient air temperature of about 50 to 90 degrees

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Snowblower Repair

Snowblower Repair

Before the snowstorms come and your front yard becomes a winter wonderland, it's a wise idea to pull out the snowblower and perform a bit of maintenance. Otherwise, you might find yourself in a

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How To Install A Bottom Door Seal

How To Install A Bottom Door Seal

Over time, an exterior door's bottom seal can deteriorate and break. When this happens, cold air often can slip into the home and cause drafts. As a result, these chilly busts of air can end up c

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Dark, Shadowy, Dirty -- Oh, My

Dark, Shadowy, Dirty -- Oh, My

Dark, shadowy, dirty lines on the carpet along baseboards, under doors, underneath draperies and along the edges and crevices of carpeted stairs are visible signs of a very aggravating problem ca

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Stripping Wallpaper

Stripping Wallpaper

Dear James: I remodeled the kitchen and have damaged the wallpaper in spots, so I thought I would just go with painted walls. What is the best way to strip the wallpaper without damaging the dryw

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Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Dear James: The dressing area in my master bedroom is not so bright as I would like. I thought about hanging a mirror somewhere, perhaps on the closet door. Will this really help my problem much?

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 1

Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 1

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 2

Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 2

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Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 3

Fall-winter Home Improvement Info 3

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