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    Historic Homes (Kykuit)

    While we’re all about “what’s new” in the building and design space, we love going back in time to see what styles informed our modern understanding of architecture, construction techniques and interior design. This story is no different. Lou and crew were granted access to Kykuit, former residence of the Rockefeller family and currently a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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    Anti-Cruelty

    Adopting a pet is nothing new. However, there are certain methods to finding the furry friend that fits best for you. Steve Dale paid a visit to a facility that take special care in finding the right match.

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    Cleaning Prints off Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel appliances have been all the rage for some time now. They’re sleek and have a timeless look. However, they do have a tendency to get smudges and unsightly fingerprints. What’s a person to do?

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    Gardening (Strategic Landscaping)

    Once you get beyond grass and some shrubs, the options out there for landscaping can be somewhat overwhelming. Andrea Darlas met with a category expert to explore some fun and creative ways to properly plan our your next landscaping project.

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    Window Well Covers

    If you have a basement or cellar with window wells, then moisture is your enemy. The solution? Window well covers! Unfortunately, your garden variety type have a tendency to be chintzy. Here’s a great approach to window well covers that are not only durable, but they’re pretty simple to construct.

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    Bonide Mole Max Sonic Spikes

    Are moles wreaking havoc on your lawn and garden? Here’s a safe and easy to install solution that mimics the sounds moles make when a predator is near. Comes in both battery-powered and solar options.

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    Ask Lou Episode 179

    Do you have a DIY or home improvement question? Well, go ahead and just Ask Lou. TOPICS: Water stains on cement hearth; avoiding stuck light bulbs; removing wasps from eaves

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