Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2013

12 Stories • Available July 2013
Hectic Holiday Homes

Hectic Holiday Homes

Imagine it's Thanksgiving and your kitchen is filled with your loved ones assisting you with the big meal or simply enjoying a glass of wine and good conversation. You open a cabinet door to pull o

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Time For A Furnace Tune-up

Time For A Furnace Tune-up

As the temperature changes from summer warmth to fall coolness, it's the perfect time to schedule a tune-up for your furnace. Doing so now, while your furnace is working, prevents the nightmare of

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The Lowdown On Downspouts

The Lowdown On Downspouts

Water can do a lot of damage to your home, especially when fall cold snaps occur and winter approaches. So it's essential that your downspouts are able to carry all of that fall rainwater and fine

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Freshening Trim

Freshening Trim

Give your home a quick refresher with a task that's much easier to complete than painting the walls and ceiling; give your trimwork a fresh coat of paint to restore its original shade. Most homeown

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Energy-efficient Windows

Energy-efficient Windows

Many people have experienced troublesome windows at one point or another. Mold and condensation are unsightly and unhealthy. Years of weathering can make windows difficult to open or close. And dra

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Build Your Own Wet Bar

Build Your Own Wet Bar

Dear Pat: I want to add a wet bar in my combined family room/kitchen. I have seen some wobbly ones, so I want this one to be stable. How should I build it, and how large should it be? -- Niki P. D

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Winter Utility Bill Woes

Winter Utility Bill Woes

There are a number of simple steps you can take to save money on utility bills during the winter months. By simply turning down the temperature of your home thermostat a couple of degrees and weari

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Electric Radiant Heated Bathroom Floors

Electric Radiant Heated Bathroom Floors

Keep your bathroom comfy and cozy this coming winter by installing an electric radiant heated bathroom floor system. Installing an electric radiant heated bathroom floor is a bit of a luxury, but i

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Don't Let Your Snow Blower Fail You This Winter

Don't Let Your Snow Blower Fail You This Winter

Last night we got our first snowfall of the season. It was actually quite nice to walk out of the house early this morning while it was still dark and look up at the spotlight to see the snowflakes

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Cold-weather Roofing

Cold-weather Roofing

Regardless of the time of year, if your roof becomes damaged or begins to leak, it needs to be repaired promptly. Cold-weather roofing offers its unique challenges and requires modified standard ro

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Laundry Or Mudroom

Laundry Or Mudroom

What better room to trick out than your laundry or mudroom? Usually, it's the smallest room in a house, so going for fun wallpaper or specialty faux finish shouldn't be frightening. You are not com

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Reinvent Your Rooms

Reinvent Your Rooms

We've all been there. You look around your home and wish you could change the way things look immediately. You can! To redecorate your whole house sounds like a lot of work -- and it is, to a certa

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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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