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  • Replace a shower stall door

    Replace a shower stall door

    Instead of a shower curtain, a hinged door is a permanent and attractive way to enclose a shower stall and it's an improvement that won't go unnoticed. When we made the switch in a small bathroom, it gave the room an immediate aesthetic upgrade -- and the door did a better job of containing water...

      • Install a GFCI device

        Install a GFCI device

        To reduce the danger of a deadly shock from a faulty plug-in cord or appliance, a ground-fault circuit interrupter, also called a GFCI device, is required in all electrical outlets in the kitchen and bathroom of a house. These devices are also required in all the wet areas of a house, like an unfinished...

          • Install a wall storage system

            Install a wall storage system

            If getting your garage organized is on your to-do list, consider a heavy-duty system designed like the ones you see hanging on store walls. The StoreWALL system is designed to carry heavy tools and equipment, and the components can be rearranged to accommodate different size objects as the need...

              • Faux finish a room

                Faux finish a room

                A decorative faux finish can go a long way to transform a room and sharpen its focus. The colors you choose can be subtle or bold, and the technique can create a soft or dramatic texture. If your walls are covered in a paint color you like, use it as a base or bottom coat and apply a new glaze...

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                  • Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place

                    Tips: Finding the Right Tree for the Right Place

                    Fall is an ideal time to plant new trees. The best way to keep trees healthy is by planting the right trees in the right places where they naturally grow best. Homeowners see many benefits to planting trees on their property. Trees provide shade, fruit production, spring and fall color, wildlife...

                      • Tips: Fruits, vegetables for fall planting, growing and harvesting

                        Tips: Fruits, vegetables for fall planting, growing and harvesting

                        Growing your own food is a joy—especially when it's harvest time. Fall is known primarily as the harvest season. But it is also a great time to plant fruit trees and late-season vegetable crops. Trees and bushes planted in the autumn have a chance to set roots before cold winter weather arrives....

                          • Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

                            Tips: How to preserve and dry herbs

                            For thousands of years, drying was the only way to keep herbs from spoiling. Try it yourself—it's easy, inexpensive and, when you do it at home, requires no chemical additives. Getting Started It's important to harvest herbs at the right time. They should be picked before the flowers develop. Harvest...

                              • Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards

                                Tips: Take September to learn about natural disasters, hazards

                                Over the last 30 years, U.S. floods have caused on average $8.2 billion in damages annually. Wildfire suppression costs in the United States have averaged $1.54 billion annually for the last 10 years. Hurricane Sandy caused an estimated $65 billion in damage and economic loss, making it the second...

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