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Preparing Your Home For Fall

Here are a few do it yourself tips courtesy of the Do It Yourself Network to keep your house in shape and help keep you warm this winter.

Home Exterior Check and clean gutters and downspouts and make sure all drainage areas are unblocked by leaves and debris. If you haven't already, it may be a good time to consider installing gutter guards. Lower humidity and cooler, but not freezing temperatures make fall a good time to paint the exterior of your home. Inspect your roof, or...

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Summer Project Ideas: Build Your Own Grill Station

Every grill master needs the proper cart to store his/her tools while feeding family and friends this summer. As part of a series titled 28 Easy Summer Weekend Projects, This Old House provides step by step instructions on how to build a grill station to compliment your grill. Initially designed by Tony Digani this is a great idea for a place to store your cooking tools and set your platters of food. The is cart assembled from wood planters and metal-wrapped...
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Summer Project Ideas: 6 Steps To Stain Your Deck

Enrich a wooden deck in just a few simple steps using deck stain courtesy of hgtv.com. Materials Needed Gallon of high-quality deck stain, broom, drop cloth, paint pad, paint pole, paint-pad tray, 3” paintbrush, painter’s tape, paint stirrer, pressure washer for old decks. Step 1: Sweep Surface In order to successfully stain a deck, the surface must be completely dry and clear of debris. Working on a sunny day with no forecast for rain, start by sweeping deck with broom. TIP: New decks simply need sweeping prior to staining....
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