Spring/Summer Home Improvement 2010

15 Stories • Available March 2010
The Bathroom

The Bathroom

Of all the rooms in a house, the bathrooms usually are given the least amount of space but generally get the most wear and tear. The larger the family the likelier it is that someone's in the bathr

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Installing A Toilet

Installing A Toilet

Is the love for your toilet going down the drain? Then it is time to spruce up your bathroom with a stylish and modern new one. And you don't have to flush your money down the toilet by hiring a pl

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Picking A Contractor

Picking A Contractor

Most homeowners, at one time or another, require the services of a contractor. If a job involves replacing an old roof, building an addition, fixing the porch or rewiring the house, a contractor mo

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Getting Rid Of Large Household Items

Getting Rid Of Large Household Items

Spring-cleaning usually means out with the old -- including appliances, televisions, furniture and other large items. It can be challenging to dispose of them in a responsible manner, but there are

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Edit, Edit, Edit

Edit, Edit, Edit

Whether you're a shopaholic and your closet is packed with trendy treasures or you've just been putting off getting rid of those size 4 items you wore 10 years ago, now is a great time to purge and

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Window Dressing

Window Dressing

Giving your window treatments a style makeover is one of the fastest and most budget-friendly ways to refresh any room in your home. Replacing furniture and flooring can cost thousands of dollars,

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Ceiling Fans

Ceiling Fans

The arrival of spring means the days get longer and the frigid air is replaced by warmer weather. When temperatures rise, electric bills drop, as heaters are turned off and windows are opened, lett

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A Roof Over Our Heads

A Roof Over Our Heads

When cavemen sought out caves, it was for shelter from the elements. Nothing has changed over the ages. A roof -- whether made of slate, shingle, clay, straw, tar paper, tin or sod -- plays an esse

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First Impressions

First Impressions

First impressions make for lasting impressions. The entryway to your home is no different. The first thing visitors see when approaching your home is the entrance. The condition of the walk, the la

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Outdoor Living Brought Home

Outdoor Living Brought Home

Extend your living space to the out-of-doors with a screened-in porch and you'll have hours of carefree, mosquito-free and fresh-air living. Whether you are screening in an existing deck or porch o

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Sold!

Sold!

Trying to sell your house? With the housing market in shambles -- plummeting prices, excessive competition and timid bank loans -- selling your home is an upward battle. But don't give up hope. The

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Magnificent Molding

Magnificent Molding

Looking for a budget-minded makeover? A little bit of molding can change the entire look of a room without breaking the bank. "Adding molding to your space adds drama and dimension -- and it's a p

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Hot Tubs

Hot Tubs

If you think the idea of relaxing in an outdoor hot tub sounds appealing, you're not alone. Hot tubs are being installed in many homes; and today's hot tubs are just as likely to be called spas. "

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Chim Chiminey, Chim Chiminey

Chim Chiminey, Chim Chiminey

The fireplace may be your favorite spot to snuggle in front of and keep warm. Or you may enjoy how it looks with decorations above it in the spring. But do you ever wonder about how to maintain it?

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Playing Around

Playing Around

We all remember burning the backs of our legs as we slid down hot metal slides under the summer sun. Gone are the days when a swing set was only a slide attached to a couple of swings. Now parents

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Home Improvement Facts 1

Home Improvement Facts 1

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Home Improvement Facts 2

Home Improvement Facts 2

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Home Improvement Facts 3

Home Improvement Facts 3

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