3 Simple Tools to Pick Up Fall Leaves

> iStock From leaf blowers to vacuums, we’ve used all kinds of products and technology to tackle this annual chore. Sometimes the best approach is well-designed, simple tools. Like clockwork,

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Heath Eastman

> Master Electrician This Old House Master Electrician Heath Eastman started in the trades while watching his carpenter father and growing up around the construction industry. After purchasing their first

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My Sweeten Story: A 1930s Kitchen Gets a Chic Vibe in LA

personally-designed kitchen and refreshed laundry room revive a historic Los Angeles home “After” photos by Madeline Tolle for Sweeten Homeowners: Chrissy, a costume designer in the film industry, and Matt, a

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Types of Retaining Wall Materials

> iStock Read this guide to compare four different materials and approaches to decide how to build your retaining wall. More than problem-solvers, retaining walls also have a sculptural quality

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4 Inexpensive Retaining Wall Ideas

> iStock We rounded up our best retaining wall ideas so you decide what is the best type of retaining wall for your backyard. Nature’s uneven terrain has its charm

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How to Cut a Granite Countertop

> iStock Cutting granite for kitchen countertops whether indoors or outdoors—is a DIY-able job. But there are some caveats to consider before getting started. Looking to cut new granite countertops

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How to Fix a Hot Tub Leak

> iStock Hot tub leaks are tough to track down, and the confined quarters make them tough to fix. But, with a game plan and the right tools and products,

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Breaking Ground at the Idea House | 2021 Cottage Community Idea House

> Lisa Platt Our 2021 Cottage Community Idea House is actually two houses—and part of a ten-home pocket neighborhood being developed in Norwalk, CT. Here’s a sneak peek!   Inside a

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How to Dispose of Grease and Cooking Oil

> iStock Read this guide to learn how to avoid the inconvenience of a clogged drain by properly disposing of your cooking and frying oils. If you enjoy the flavor

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All About Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)

> Peter and Maria Hoey Learn what it takes to make room in your home for mom and dad—or members of the younger generation­—by adding an accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

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