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OCTOBER 11, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Chandeliers

A dining room chandelier is a great focal point for one of the most important entertaining spaces in your home. Listen to BOB VILA ON CHANDELIERS, or read the text below:You can spend any...

OCTOBER 10, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Insulation R-Values

Whether you live in a hot or cold climate, the most important area to insulate is your attic floor. This fully insulated “buffer zone” will help keep heat where you want it and keep the l...

OCTOBER 9, 2012 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fall Composting

All those piles of raked leaves and mown grass don’t do much good in your local landfill. If you garden, you can cut costs considerably and feed your soil by composting right through the ...

OCTOBER 8, 2012 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fall Equipment Prep

As the weather gets colder, it’s a good idea to do some fall maintenance on your outdoor equipment and put it to bed right. Listen to BOB VILA ON FALL EQUIPMENT PREP, or read the text bel...

OCTOBER 7, 2012 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Installing Drywall

Although the two words are often used interchangeably, sheetrock is actually a brand name for the generic drywall, which is gypsum plaster sandwiched between two sheets of paper or fiberg...

OCTOBER 5, 2012 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Sealing Air Leaks

A small crack or one leaky window might not seem like a big problem, but taken together, your home’s small drafts can add up to lots of wasted energy dollars. Listen to BOB VILA ON SEALIN...

OCTOBER 4, 2012 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Home Energy Audit

Which projects will do the most good to lower your utility bills? A professional home energy audit can help you decide. Listen to BOB VILA ON ENERGY AUDITS, or read the text below:A home ...

OCTOBER 3, 2012 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Butcher Blocks

The original butcher blockers were literally blocks up to sixteen inches thick: hard rock maple pieces were often dovetailed together for extra strength, set end-grain up to take the maxi...

OCTOBER 2, 2012 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Lawn Prep

Fall lawn care is as important as what you do in the spring, because encouraging deep roots will help your lawn resist drought, require less fertilizer, and choke out weeds on its own. Li...

OCTOBER 1, 2012 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Modular Construction

If you're thinking of building new, you can streamline construction and save costs by going modular. Modular construction has come a long way in the last few years; if you shop around you...