Larry Bilotti

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Executive Editor at BobVila.com and avid DIYer. Formerly Executive Editor for Country Living Magazine, Larry spends most weekends updating a 1890s house in The Catskills, New York. Check him out on Google+!

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MARCH 20, 2014 | THURSDAY
5 Things to Do with... Junk Mail

Everyone hates email spam, and rightfully so. It does have one redeeming factor, though: It's relatively easy to manage. By comparison, bona fide front-door-jamming junk mail seems intrac...

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila's Holiday Gift Guide: Pets

Looking to find gifts for pets, or planning to give pets as gifts? Look no further.

NOVEMBER 26, 2013 | TUESDAY
Talking Toilets with Chip Wade (or, How to Choose a Toilet)

"With subtle style differences and various makes and models available, a toilet is a pretty simple machine designed to do a pretty basic job," says Chip Wade, professional contr...

OCTOBER 14, 2013 | MONDAY
Just Floored! 15 Totally Unexpected DIY Flooring Alternatives

Bottle caps, leather belts, and pennies are just a few of the unusual materials that creative do-it-yourselfers have incorporated in these cheap flooring ideas. Click through for 15 finis...

AUGUST 29, 2013 | THURSDAY
Recycled Fences: 8 Clever Ways to Put Salvage to Good Use

Old doors, wine bottles, shipping pallets—and even bowling balls and surf boards—can be repurposed into alternative fence material. Here are 8 surprising ideas that exude personality.

JULY 30, 2013 | TUESDAY
Considering a Wood Deck? It's Not Just About Good Looks

There are many wood species that can be used for outdoor decks, but not all offer the same benefits and maintenance requirements, and price and availability vary by region. As Bob Mion, o...

APRIL 11, 2013 | THURSDAY
Let Your Attic and Crawl Space Help Improve Home Comfort Year Round

Looking to cut energy costs and improve home comfort? Focus on your heating and cooling systems. While it is imperative to choose an Energy Star-certified unit properly sized for your hom...

MARCH 20, 2013 | WEDNESDAY
How To: Clean EVERYTHING

From shower doors to stainless steel, concrete, and slate, we've collected our best scrub-and-polish advice to aid in your spring cleaning.

JANUARY 3, 2013 | THURSDAY
12 Ways to Put Your Home on an Energy Diet

Adopt one of these 12 home energy saving ideas and save money on utilities.

DECEMBER 18, 2012 | TUESDAY
Books for the Love of Home

Experts on all things home aren't always confined to hammer and nail. Many have picked up another set of tools altogether—pencil and paper. Looking to spread knowledge beyond their own to...