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Deck design details: How a router and three bits boost beauty

How a router and three bits boost the beauty of a deck.
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Homeowner Helpers: Caulking windows and doors like a pro

Caulking keeps moisture out and reduces energy costs.
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Fixing gaps in laminate flooring

A simple fix for gaps in your laminate flooring.
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Why you want a distilled water maker

Drinking distilled water gives me more energy and stamina
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Picture hanging made easy with these handy tools

Handy tool created by Canadian couple eliminates the guesswork.
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Loud bangs in cold weather: Understanding why houses go bump in the night

Does your house make loud bangs in cold weather? Here's why.
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How to keep your reno from going off the rails

7 keys to making sure your renovation doesn’t go off the rails.
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Got wonky cabinet doors? Here’s how to fix them

Fixing or replacing the European-style hinges found on most cabinets these days is easier than you might think.
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Electric in-floor heating: Toastier toes make rooms more comfortable

Toastier toes make rooms more comfortable.
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Making a case for air-source heat pumps

Air-source heat pumps will give you economical winter warmth.
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Inspect your home inspector before you hire

What to watch for to ensure your inspector knows their stuff.
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HRV or ERV: Which is best for indoor air quality?

Which is best when it comes to your indoor air quality?
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What to watch for when buying a house

Key technical issues to watch for when you’re house hunting.
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Beyond the practical, the real reason home improvement matters

Beyond the practical, here’s the real reason home improvement matters
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Smart thermostats: Top hydronic heating controls offer more comfort for less cost

How today’s best hydronic heating controls deliver more comfort for less money.
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Make your bathroom exhaust fan work right

Keys to an exhaust fan that works well without a lot of noise.
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The key to a good paint job? Properly prepping your walls

It’s not the painting, it’s the prep beforehand that’s important.
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New home maintenance: It’s key to keeping your new home like new

Doing a little bit now, and regularly, is key to keeping your new home like new
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