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  • Install a wall safe

    You can get a safety deposit box at a bank, but home safes are becoming a popular alternative in many households because of their convenience. Install one in the wall of a closet or behind a wall-hung picture, and it offers safekeeping for jewelry, documents and other valuables. Since it's in your...

      • Install a gas wall heater

        A constant source of heat in a room provides a warm, safe environment. In a home with an inadequate heating system or poor heat distribution, you can install a built-in vent-free natural gas space heater. Connected to a permanent gas line, these mini-units work just like a home's full-size gas...

          • Hang a plank ceiling

            Make a ceiling the center of attention with a laminate wood plank ceiling system, and create a striking look in any room. Take it from ordinary to extraordinary by adding a charming contrast in a stark contemporary setting, or complete the look in a country-style room. Today's ceiling systems designed...

              • Install an electric fireplace

                An electric fireplace adds the warmth and charm of a fireplace without the work and upkeep of a wood-burning unit. And unlike earlier versions, today's electric fireplace units have technology and 3-D imaging that make the flame and firewood very realistic. The traditional styling with solid materials...

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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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