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DIY water system fixes
DIY water system fixes

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Dear Ken: We’re leaving the house for three weeks pretty soon. Should we turn the water off while we’re away? -Dick It’s a good idea this time of...

Replacing furnaces and improving insulation
Replacing furnaces and improving insulation

By: - 0 Thu, Jan 12, 2017

Dear Ken: I had my furnace replaced, but I’m not sure if they pulled a permit. Is it possible he got one without me knowing? -Robert Unlikely. You...

New Year’s resolutions for the home
New Year’s resolutions for the home

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

The New Year is here in full swing, and while people are busy making resolutions for the body and mind, they may not be doing the same for their home....

Unique ways to exercise at home
Unique ways to exercise at home

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Even the most devoted exercise enthusiasts sometimes encounter obstacles that make it hard for them to squeeze in their regular workouts. Weather can...

Diggin’ In: Gardening trends for 2017
Diggin’ In: Gardening trends for 2017

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Like paint colors and fashion, gardening trends come and go. For 2017, gardening trends range from clean, healthy living with fewer chemicals and...

Houseplants can clean indoor air
Houseplants can clean indoor air

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Gardening is a rewarding hobby that can pay a host of dividends, both for the planet and the people doing the gardening. Healthy plant life can help...

Packing up Christmas decorations
Packing up Christmas decorations

By: - 0 Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Before you know it, it will be time to take down the Christmas decorations. This may be a less rewarding task than putting them up, but if you use a...

Tiny mosaic tiles are a big trend
Tiny mosaic tiles are a big trend

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Blending art, architecture and design, mosaic tile is one of the older forms of wall and floor covering. Using the tiny squares known as tesserae,...

Holiday traditions create atmosphere of warmth and togetherness
Holiday traditions create atmosphere of warmth and togetherness

By: - 0 Fri, Dec 23, 2016

There is nothing like feeling the holiday spirit fill your home. It creates an atmosphere of warmth and togetherness to be savored all season long....

Winter roof installation
Winter roof installation

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Dear Ken: Is it okay to have a new roof installed in the winter? -Ray Yes, if the weather cooperates. Asphalt shingles have a little...

Make the most of your holiday shopping
Make the most of your holiday shopping

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 19, 2016

As they fulfill the social obligations of the holiday season, many people find themselves spending less time at home. Consumer Reports notes that...

Comfort in the home all season long
Comfort in the home all season long

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Dear Readers: This is the season that stresses the systems in your home to the max. Long nights and short days with their extra lighting loads,...

What is the best fireplace?
What is the best fireplace?

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Even just the thought of a fireplace can create feelings of coziness and warmth. The dancing flames set in beautiful brick, stone or metal inspires a...

Keep on going green this winter
Keep on going green this winter

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Each season presents its own unique set of challenges. From summer heat waves to spring rainstorms to snowfall in winter, the planet throws a lot at...

Wayfair partners with HGTV® to furnish this year’s HGTV dream home for the first time
Wayfair partners with HGTV® to furnish this year’s HGTV dream home for the first time

By: - 0 Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Wayfair – one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor – announced an all new collaboration with HGTV ® for the 21st...

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