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Tree selection
Tree selection

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

March and April is a good time to start thinking about adding some trees to your garden. Trees are an investment, which if done well, will add value and...

Transform your living room
Transform your living room

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

The living room may very well be the most lived-in room in the home. It’s the place where you crash after a long day at work, cuddle up with loved ones...

How to revitalize an aging sofa
How to revitalize an aging sofa

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Couches are an important component of living rooms and dens, serving as comfortable places to relax. Sofas will be sat on, slept on and, if young...

Around the House: Upgrades for a safer, warmer home
Around the House: Upgrades for a safer, warmer home

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 20, 2017

Dear Ken: What do you recommend for a good driveway concrete sealer? -Tony Any clear masonry sealer will work. But driveway sealing is a never-ending...

Preventing air and water leaks in the home
Preventing air and water leaks in the home

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Around the house Dear Ken: We had a guy come out and clean our furnace ducts. Now he says we should seal the ducts with an injection of plastic...

We Love Spring Blooms
We Love Spring Blooms

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Spring is just around the corner, and you will start to see little blooms popping open.  As for your yard, you could have something starting to...

Begin your vegetable gardening indoors – 10 steps to seed starting
Begin your vegetable gardening indoors – 10 steps to seed starting

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Starting seeds indoors is a simple and inexpensive way to enjoy many vegetable varieties not commonly found in garden centers. Also, with the shorter...

Countertop options abound
Countertop options abound

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 13, 2017

Countertop options abound Metro Services Many things in a kitchen contribute to giving this popular room its personality. Appliances and choice of...

How to clean and maintain stainless steel
How to clean and maintain stainless steel

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

No matter the style of a homeowner's kitchen, be it modern, traditional or farmhouse, stainless steel appliances can add a pop of shine and a touch of...

YEAR ROUND GARDENING: MARCH GARDEN CALENDAR
YEAR ROUND GARDENING: MARCH GARDEN CALENDAR

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

This is winter’s final gasp. It’s been a tough winter in some ways – windy and dry.  Even though we’ve had some warm sunny days, lack of moisture...

Kitchen makeovers: Upgrading the heart of the home
Kitchen makeovers: Upgrading the heart of the home

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the space where families gather to cook up dinner recipes passed down through generations, bake those...

YEAR ROUND GARDENING
YEAR ROUND GARDENING

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Wind. Air in motion. On a hot summer day, a breeze is heavenly. But fierce, damaging winds over 50 to 60 miles per hour are another story. And, this...

Maintenance for older homes and appliances
Maintenance for older homes and appliances

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Dear Ken: I have a house built in the 60’s. Can I add more wall insulation? What kind? -Dan First you need to know how much you have. Pull the cover...

Ideas for an in-home gym
Ideas for an in-home gym

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Getting adequate exercise at home can be difficult, since it can be challenging to stay disciplined without the guidance of an instructor/trainer or...

Home updates: Installing floor tiles and skylights
Home updates: Installing floor tiles and skylights

By: - 0 Mon, Mar 6, 2017

Dear Ken: I am installing a set of pulldown stairs in my garage. I heard you talking about the fire protection required in a garage. Can I do both?...

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