• Paint With Light

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    Painting with Light

    Finding a paint color that suits your taste isn’t just a matter of grabbing a swatch from the paint store.  Often overlooked is the way light can alter the tone or actual color you select, as well as what the overall use of the room calls for.  Interior Designer Mark Polo shares his thoughts on the subject.

  • In-House Counsel Contract

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    In a Bind… ing Contract

    Details, details, details.  When it comes to home building contracts, before you sign on the dotted line, it’s important to understand the expectations all around.  Here’s Karen Conti with some tips on what to look for in a contract and how to include language that protects all from any misunderstandings.

  • FixItIn15 Fix A Stuck Sliding Door

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    Fix a Stuck Sliding Door

    Is that sliding door hanging you up when you should be stepping out?  Don’t worry.  Lou has the lowdown on how to get you unstuck.

  • Everybody In The Pool Redux

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    Everybody in the Pool Redux

    Looking for a great way to cool off from the heat?  Maybe even some aqua therapy?  No doubt that a pool is an investment, but there are many different options out there for just about every budget.

  • CoolTools Loeegee

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    Toilet grime.  That’s right, we said it.  Well, cringe no more with this handy helper.

  • Ask Lou 196

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    Ask Lou 196

    Do you have a DIY or home improvement question?  Well, go ahead and just Ask Lou. TOPICS: how to eliminate dust in a mobile home; where to mount a spice rack; how to level a bumpy backyard lawn

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