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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NOVEMBER 15, 2011 | TUESDAY
Concrete Blocks: Foundations to Art

I know what you're thinking—a concrete block. Big deal. But take a look at it. Solidly built. Produced with hollow centers to reduce weight, improve insulation, and, when filled, enhance ...

NOVEMBER 8, 2011 | TUESDAY
The 10 Best Bird Feeders for Your Wintertime Yard

This winter, keep the birds happy and fed with one of these fully functionally yet delightfully decorative feeders.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2011 | TUESDAY
Asphalt Shingles: A Showcase of Roofing Styles, Colors and Options

Asphalt shingles are one of the best values you can buy with regard to roofing materials for your home. They are simple to install, and their prices are reasonable, making their up-front ...

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 | MONDAY
Martha Stewart and Bob

You may remember Bob's blog post a couple weeks ago in which he shared a photo of himself with Charlie Sheen on the set of Hot Shots Part Duex. We've reached into the video archives and d...

SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 | THURSDAY
French Doors Everywhere

French doors have been around for centuries. Since the 17th century to be exact. The beauty of their design was certainly the divided light glass panels that provided maximum daylight to ...

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 | WEDNESDAY
Repro Style: Bringing the Past into the Present

For many, living in a historic home—perhaps like the Lightfoot House (pictured above) in Colonial Williamsburg, VA—would be a dream come true. The luxury of grand room proportions, wood-p...

AUGUST 23, 2011 | TUESDAY
How Green Is Your Town?

The question—How Green is Your Town?—is not a competition but rather a rally call to help build more sustainable communities around the country and, ultimately, a "greener" Amer...

AUGUST 11, 2011 | THURSDAY
Tool or Art? You Decide

When does a simple hand tool—let's say a saw—become a work of art?  For tool collectors, the answer is an easy one: when the tool bears some historic pedigree or exhibits the natural pati...

JULY 28, 2011 | THURSDAY
Light Bulbs: The Shape of Things to Come

Despite what you may have heard—the incandescent light bulb is not going the way of the dinosaur.   "It will, however, need to become more energy efficient to conform to new Federal ...

JULY 15, 2011 | FRIDAY
On the Waterfront: Decommissioned Lighthouse Auctions

With the advances in marine navigation systems—radio, satellite, and radar—the need for lighthouses to guide mariners along the nation’s coastlines has diminished, leaving many of these u...