Author Archives: Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila


Bob Vila Radio: Holiday Decoration Storage

Once the holidays are over, how do you fit all those decorations back in the garage and make them easier to unpack next year?

Holiday Decoration Storage

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Bob Vila Radio: Lighting in Layers

One of the most important things to think about when you’re remodeling is lighting: It can make or break the room.

Lighting

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Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip – Toolboxes

Most home improvement projects require at least some moving around from place to place with tools, and that can get to be both a back-breaker and a time-waster.

Toolboxes

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Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip – Ratchet Sets

Tool sets are popular gifts, but none is more useful for the home and garage handyperson than a really good ratchet set.

Ratchet Set

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Bob Vila Radio: Finishing Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass doors have been popular for years now as a durable, energy-efficient alternative to wood doors that can be painted or stained.

Finishing Fiberglass Doors

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Bob Vila Radio: Sunrooms

What better home improvement to consider on the darkest day of the year than a sunroom addition?

Sunroom

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Bob Vila Radio: Woodworking Tips

Even experienced carpenters make mistakes, especially when they’re cutting a lot of different pieces.

Woodworking Tips

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Bob Vila Radio: Tool Tip – Power Sanders

Good sanding can make or break a woodworking project, so every do-it-yourselfer should have a power sander in the workshop.

Random Orbital Sander

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Bob Vila Radio: Thawing Pipes

Frozen pipes that burst and cause water damage in your home can happen in all but the warmest areas, and often when you least expect it. Here’s what to do if it happens to you.

Burst Pipe

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Bob Vila Radio: Freezing Pipes

‘Tis the season for freezing pipes, and that’s not just for folks in colder climates.

Frozen Pipe

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