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Porch Enclosure 0

Porch Enclosure

After buying a 1920s bungalow in Newton, Mass., architect Todd Sloane and his wife, Elizabeth, considered replacing the narrow porch entry off the kitchen with a mudroom addition, but property setbacks wouldn’t allow it,...

How to Install a Home Security System 0

How to Install a Home Security System

Some home security systems are complex and should be installed by a professional. However, there are many good home security systems sold in kit forms that can be installed by any do-it-yourselfer. Most simple...

Home Remodeling 10 to 40% Cheaper 0

Home Remodeling 10 to 40% Cheaper

Bargain-basement prices on home renovations are the silver lining of today’s horrible real estate market. According to the National Association of Home Builders, contractors’ bids are coming in at 10 percent to 40 percent...

How to Build a Drywall Arch 0

How to Build a Drywall Arch

Converting a plain entryway into a curved arch is a great way to give a room a new look and feel. In this article, we’ll show you the best way to do it. This...

How to Build an Oak Fireplace Mantel 0

How to Build an Oak Fireplace Mantel

One of the best ways to embellish a fireplace in your home is by installing an oak fireplace mantel. The mantle also offers a place where you can place ornaments and treasured family photos as...

How to Replace the Screen in a Patio Door 0

How to Replace the Screen in a Patio Door

A patio door that incorporates a screen is a popular feature in many homes. This type of door allows fresh air in which adds to the comfort of the patio. However, with time the...