Trends Afoot | Engineered Hardwood Floors

Elegant hardwood floors are the envy of every homeowner. Intricate grains convey warmth and texture. Sleek planks elongate the room. Delicate seams flow effortlessly between spaces. High-quality hardwood floors give ...
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Kitchen Patrol | Overworked Appliances Need a Break

No matter the season, many of us simply need our warm up of coffee or tea in the morning. It gives us that jolt to get moving and address the ...
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Radiant Floor Heating | The End of the Search for Toasty Toes

STONE AGE MAN'S FLOORING WAS DIRT. His toes touched cold in the morning; his body shivered at night. His descendants heated dirt flooring with fire. Archeological digs in Asia and the ...
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Fast Thinking & Fast Cleaning | Tips to Tidy Your Home When Company’s Coming Soon

Some of the best gatherings around the holidays are spur-of-moment, when friends or family call a day before—or even an hour before—and want to stop by for a visit. But ...
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Toolbox Basics | Keep These Tools on Hand to be Your Own Handyman

These days, the word “tools” often brings to mind a click-on choice on your computer screen that offers “Spelling and Grammar,” “Word Count” or “Track Changes”—hardly the old-fashioned pliers, screwdriver ...
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New Asphalt Driveway Rain Puddles at Residential Home

Driveway Sealing: Black Magic or Black Hole?

Talk to a half-dozen homeowners about whether or not it’s a good idea to periodically topcoat an asphalt driveway, and you’re likely to hear dissenting opinions. Some ...
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Let’s Get Cozy: Your Guide to Refreshed Bedding

As much as I adore the warmth and bliss of summer, the crisp air of fall has always held a certain magic for me. It makes the ...
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Roof Care: Protect the Roof That Protects You

Every homeowner dreads discovering that the roof overhead needs major repair or replacement. Roof work is a significant expense, and one for which only the most foresighted ...
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