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Do You Need Permits to Remodel a Bathroom?

Discover if you’ll need a permit for your bathroom remodel based on the work, how you’ll file the permits, and your building codes When do you need permits to remodel

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How to Choose and Use Birdfeeders

> Feeding our feathered friends with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and Massachusetts Audubon Naturalist Tia Pinney In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and

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Melting Snow: Heated Driveway Systems vs. Portable Heating Mats

> iStock Long winters can be unbearable, especially if it means removing snow from your driveway several times a week. Heated driveway systems come in various forms and make winter

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Before & After: Inside a 1925 Craftsman Remodel 

> New two-over-two windows throughout brighten the entry, as do the custom transom and sidelights that surround the front door, which moved to expand the living room. | Laura Metzler

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The Best Firewood to Heat Your Home

> iStock Learn why one wood is better than another, the differences between hardwood and softwood, and safety tips for your woodburning appliance. Burning wood is a great way to

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How to Remove and Replace Tongue and Groove Flooring

> Step-by-step instructions to help you carefully fix your wood floor boards without causing damage. If your tongue and groove floors are need to be fixed, removed, or replaced, this

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How to Clean Paintbrushes Like a Pro

> Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates the most effective way to clean a paintbrush Steps for cleaning paintbrushes Don’t over-dip the paintbrush while in use. Dip the

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How to Strip Wire

> iStock As a DIYer, you know there are plenty of tasks around the house that are too small to justify calling in the pros. Stripping wire may fall into

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How to Insulate an Attic Door

> iStock Yes, your attic is insulated, but the access hatch probably isn’t. Here are a few ways to insulate the attic door, save energy, and save money. Unless you

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How to Remove a Stubborn Stripped Bolt

> iStock Here are some methods to help you remove a worn, rusty bolt (even if it’s broken!) You could be working on an old lawn mower, a washing machine,

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