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Plumbing Gadgets of the Future

At the 1933-34 World Fair in Chicago, the “toilet of the future” boasted a “2 1/2 inch passageway, larger than any other one-piece toilet!” That was probably pretty impressive at …

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5 DIY Outdoor Winterization Projects

Most homeowners focus their attention on the inside of their homes when preparing for winter. However, areas outside of the home should not be neglected when preparing for the cold. …

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Sprucing up Your Spring Lawn

The first hints of spring find the aisles of nurseries and garden stores stacked high with pallets of fertilizer, weed killer and plant food. Winter is exhausting both for people …

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Spring Composting 101

The sun is warmer, the ground is softer and green leaves are starting to poke out everywhere you look. It’s time to get healthy soil back into your yard and …

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How to Install Patio Pavers

Installing pavers is a challenging but rewarding project for the do-it-yourselfer. After all, any project you can hang out on after completing it is a winner in my book. Here’s …

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How to Build a Shed

Jump-start your spring cleaning by building a simple shed to help reduce household clutter. This small, do-it-yourself project is an inexpensive option for your storage needs. Keep in mind: the …

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Maintain An Outdoor Deck

Homeowners often overlook deck maintenance needs that go beyond the occasional stain job. Termites, animals, water damage, erosion and any ground movement can all lead to a weakened deck, and …

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Curb Appeal Ideas

When it comes to houses, we get used to what we see every day. And what we see might not be what other people see. So every now and then, …

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