Fall-Winter Home Improvement 2020

12 Stories • Available July 2020
Blowing Smoke

Blowing Smoke

Dear James: Whenever we use our great room fireplace, some smoke comes out into the room. I am going to add one to the master bedroom. How can I keep the new fireplace from being smoky? -- Ron T.

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Microfiber Cloths And Why They Work Like Magic

Microfiber Cloths And Why They Work Like Magic

There's nothing like microfiber for cleaning just about any surface in and around the house. If you've never used a microfiber cloth, you're going to be amazed by how fast and efficiently you can

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Indoor Plants

Indoor Plants

Q: I have tried for several years to keep houseplants indoors during the winter and then move them outside for the summer. They grow well in the summer, but they nearly die indoors. I thought hous

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4 Top Tips

4 Top Tips

Never since pregnancy have I felt such a compulsion to organize. Nesting during pregnancy is normal. Nesting during a pandemic? From what I hear from my friends, that must be pretty normal, too.

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Herbal Hibernation

Herbal Hibernation

Your plants have had a great run outdoors during the spring and summer, but that doesn't mean they're doomed to wither away in the fall and winter. Gardening experts say it may take some extra wo

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New Season, New Decor

New Season, New Decor

Are you looking to give your home decor a refresh but living on a budget? You don't have to sacrifice style for price. Simple cosmetic touches like a fresh coat of paint or color accents can prov

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Pet-friendly Pad

Pet-friendly Pad

Whether you already have a beloved pet, are getting ready to welcome one into your life or are relocating to a new house, there are many ways to make sure your furry friend feels happy and safe i

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Grow Your Own Food 1 Square Foot At A Time

Grow Your Own Food 1 Square Foot At A Time

For years, I tried to grow a decent vegetable garden. It was the high cost of fresh produce -- $3.50 for a few measly, wilted basil leaves; ditto for a pound of somewhat reddish tomatoes or most

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Heightened Security

Heightened Security

The world is going through wild times, what with protestors flooding the streets, efforts to defund the police and rioting en masse. Is your home protected? According to the National Council for

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Working From Home

Working From Home

Even those of us who enjoy our jobs have had those days when we just didn't want to get up and leave the house early in the morning to commute to our office, watch the clock and then suffer that

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Home Scents

Home Scents

Coming home to a pleasant-smelling house is refreshing, uplifting and satisfying. Just like getting your interior design just right, creating a fresh scent in your home is an easy way to elevate

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Home Is Where Your Heart Is

Home Is Where Your Heart Is

You come home to rest, to relax, to feel at peace. The keyword is "home." At the end of the day, you want to arrive at a place that is yours, a place that you feel comfortable in, a place that r

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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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