Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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Light & Ventilation – Rules & Regulations

Before your building department approves a house or an addition, or even a window change, certain light and ventilation rules must be met.
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Modern Exterior Design for Chelsea’s Mid-Century Home

In this episode, we’re focusing on improving the exterior design of 'Today's Homeowner' co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf’s ranch-style home. 
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Reduce Solar Heat Gain with These 3 Tips

When the sun beats down on your windows, the extra heat can strain your home cooling system and your budget. Follow these tips to beat the heat!
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4 Places to Waterproof in Your Home Before Fall

To protect your home, spend extra time waterproofing the house well before the first freeze hits.

5 Reasons Why Your Home is Hot — and What to Do About Them

During the summer, it's nice to go indoors to avoid heat and harmful UV rays. But sometimes, it's also hot inside your home, even though you have air conditioning. That's when it's time to...

3 Tips to Enjoy Your Home in the Summer

It’s time to rethink your home — the building you live in is more than four walls and roof; a place to eat and sleep; shelter from storms. Your backyard can be a paradise, your...

How to Stop a Closed Door from Rattling

Follow Joe's advice to stop a door from rattling when it’s closed.
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How to Cut Mortises for Door Hinges with a Chisel

A door's hinge mortises are often cut by machine with a router and straight bit, but you can cut mortises by hand using a hammer and chisel. Here's how to do it!
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Nest x Yale Lock Keeps Your Front Door Safe and Smart

If you want to upgrade the look of your front door, keep it safe and smart, this is a nice option for you.