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FEBRUARY 4, 2013 | MONDAY
How To: Restore Cabinet Finishes

Your kitchen gets a lot of use. So it doesn't take long to begin seeing signs of wear and tear on wood cabinets. Soon you may decide that some changes or updates are needed. And somet...

JANUARY 24, 2013 | THURSDAY
Rx for Hardwood Floors

Special problems need special solutions—and that's particularly true of wood flooring.  When accidents happen, first aid is essential. Here are some tips from the American Hardwood In...

JANUARY 22, 2013 | TUESDAY
Even Your Garbage Disposal Needs TLC

It's not so much that your under-sink workhorse needs strict maintenance, only sensible care. You probably already know that fibrous foods like banana skins, broccoli, celery, corn hu...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
Planning Guide: Wood Decks

Deck building is on the rise. According to a 2011 report by The Freedonia Group, leading business researchers, “U. S. demand for decking is forecast to rise 2. 7 percent annually through ...

MAY 15, 2012 | TUESDAY
Gas Fireplaces 101

Fireplaces have always been among the top amenities for homeowners looking to buy a new house. In fact, they rank just second behind outdoor patios, decks and porches, according to the Na...

MARCH 26, 2012 | MONDAY
15 Spring Home Maintenance Musts

To do a thorough job of spring home maintenance and cleaning, follow these easy and smart routines.

MARCH 26, 2012 | MONDAY
Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

This year, many parts of the country have enjoyed such a mild winter that even in the Northeast, spring weather seems like it's just around the corner—if it hasn't arrived already...

DECEMBER 29, 2011 | THURSDAY
Quick Tip: Roof Repair or Replacement

The cost of re-roofing is something no one wants to think about, but every roof—at some point—will need to be repaired or replaced. The best defense is to conduct regular checks on the ro...

NOVEMBER 15, 2011 | TUESDAY
Asphalt Shingles 101

Economical to produce, relatively easy to install and widely available, asphalt shingles are today’s most popular roofing material—not only because they’re less costly than wood, wood sha...