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Expert Home Improvement Advice

by home expert, author and HGTV personality Don Vandervort

How to Aerate & Mow a Lawn

Now is the time to start getting your lawn in shape for summer. See more about how to aerate and mow a lawn…

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It’s Time to Repair Your AC!

Don’t wait for the summer heat. Get your AC working comfortably and efficiently. More about AC troubleshooting & repair…

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An air conditioner’s compressor should be maintained seasonally to ensure efficiency.

9 Quick Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

This article, written by Don Vandervort, was featured at US News.com in July. See ideas for curb appeal

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Now Is the Time to Buy a 4K TV—But Which One?

Between the holidays and sports, there is no better time to check out the latest high definition flat screen televisions. See our expert 4K TV Buying Guide… Time to buy a 4K TV - Stewart Wolpin - Image

 

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 Today’s Home Tip

Automate Watering Potted Plants
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Sprinkler pipe with bubbler head delivers water to potted plant (pushed to side for photo). Pipe connects to timer-controlled sprinkler valve.

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How to Find and Fix a Roof Leak

Expert advice on how to find, troubleshoot and fix a roof leak, including what to do in a roof leak emergency. More about roof repair…

How to Buy a Water Softener

Tired of hard water spotting your dishes, clogging your pipes, and negatively affecting bathing and laundry? This expert, unbiased water softeners report will help you choose the right water softener.

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Metal Roofing

How to buy metal roofing, with in-depth consumer reports on metal roof materials and types, advantages and drawbacks to consider when buying metal roofs More about metal roofing…

Gas Hot Water Heater Repairs

Gas hot water heater need repair? If your gas water heater doesn’t heat, get hot enough, or stay lit, this expert DIY advice will help you fix some of these problems yourself. More about fixing a water heater…

See Through Walls with This Smart Phone Camera Add-On

Check out all of the things you can do with an inexpensive thermal imaging camera. For example, you can see the energy leaks around windows and doors or (a lot more fun) you can see your dog in the backyard at night. MORE…

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

Thinking about installing kitchen cabinets? These illustrated step-by-step instructions will guide you step by step. More about installing cabinets...

Screw through structural parts of the cabinet back into wall studs for solid support.

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