Larry Bilotti


Executive Editor at 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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A Step-by-Step Solution: Pre-Cut Treads and Risers

In the world of DIY, it is the step-by-steps that detail a solution to a problem or project. In my case, it was the steps themselves that posed the greatest dilemma. When I purchased my h...

New Product: Tyroc Sub-Flooring

The basic requirement of any floor surfacing material—from ceramic to wood—is that the subfloor remain free of moisture build-up. This is particularly true for basements where concrete, a...

JULY 3, 2011 | SUNDAY
Flag Etiquette

On this Fourth of July weekend, we thought we would share some information on the proper etiquette for displaying the flag. Here are some guidelines from the Betsy Ross Homepage resource ...

JUNE 30, 2011 | THURSDAY
Shedding "New Light" on Recycling: Innovative Eco-Friendly Fixtures from Graypants

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City each May, has become the premier North American showcase for modern de...

JUNE 27, 2011 | MONDAY
How To: Replace a Door Closer

The door closer on my front porch—that mechanical cylindrical device that keeps the door from flying open too far and then automatically closes it afterwards—had seen better days. With nu...

JUNE 24, 2011 | FRIDAY
Fans vs. Air Conditioners

Last week, the New York Times featured a Home Section article on fans and/or air conditioning--depending on where you stand in the debate.   The author, Michael Tortorello, reported that ...

JUNE 23, 2011 | THURSDAY
Easy Bathroom Makeover

 When I first purchased my weekend house in Upstate New York, I knew that the bathroom would need to be remodeled. There were many things that I liked about the room, including the old-fa...

JUNE 21, 2011 | TUESDAY
The E.D.G.E.

For many city apartment dwellers, living in a small, confined space is hardly cause for celebration. But this year, the American Institute of Architects’ Small Project Awards honored the ...

JUNE 21, 2011 | TUESDAY
Shopping for Energy-Efficient Windows

Is your blood pressure rising on the same schedule as your month-to-month heating and cooling bills? Relax—you can stop that cost-climb by choosing the right replacement windows. Yes, the...