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  • Install a tin ceiling

    Install a tin ceiling

    Pressed ceiling panels in an intricate pattern in a tin ceiling can transform any ordinary room while at the same time do wonders to conceal a hodgepodge of repair patches in an old ceiling. The pressed metal panels, in 2-by-4-foot sheets, come in a variety of decorative patterns and designs, and...

      • Install track lighting

        Install track lighting

        The key feature of track lighting is the directional heads that can be used to illuminate a room or any part of it. The ability to cast light in a tight corner or across a wide expanse of a space makes a track system a stylish solution for many lighting schemes. We've always liked the traditional...

          • Install a wall shelf

            Install a wall shelf

            A decorative wall shelf is an attractive way to show off a prized pottery collection or add warmth and ambiance when stacked with vintage books. Designers often use a shelf as a ledge as a display area for something special such as a piece of artwork. That versatility is probably why you'll find...

              • Weatherproof an old window

                Weatherproof an old window

                Seal up a drafty window and keep your energy bills under control with an inexpensive window insulation kit. It isn't pretty or a permanent solution, but an interior storm window is a quick-fix to stop wind from whistling through old rattling windows. Window insulation kits, sold in hardware stores...

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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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