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Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props

Uber spooky, uber fast: Create clever Halloween décor using simple household props

Instead of just tossing candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween this year, send them home with something to talk about.

How to repot a houseplant

If you manage to keep alive a houseplant for, oh, more than a few months, there will surely come the day when it has outgrown its starter...

 

DIY for the Home & Garden

Unclog a sink drain

Unblocking a clogged sink drain is one of life's little tasks that everyone should know how to handle. Often a clog is caused by grease or...

Paint aluminum siding

When the surface becomes dull and faded, aluminum house siding is showing its age. While it was originally intended to be maintenance-free,...

Replace a sliding patio door

If your sliding patio door gets a rigorous workout, it may be ready for replacement. You'll be glad to know that manufacturers have improved...

Build a doghouse

Your dog probably has the run of the house, but consider building him a personal sanctuary: a doghouse he can call his own. You'll...

Build a board and batten fence

A board and batten fence - made of vertical wood panels between posts - is an attractive and effective privacy barrier. We've seen the fence...

Build a raised garden bed

Gardening continues to be a favorite pastime, and more gardeners are discovering that raised beds make it easier. What's not to like about...

Install an in-ground sprinkler

An in-ground sprinkler system dispenses the exact amount of water your lawn or garden needs, when and where it needs it. The sprinklers...

Seal an asphalt driveway

You'll turn heads in the neighborhood when you seal a driveway, because even the most handsome house looks shabby when surrounded by a...

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Bathrooms are getting bigger, better and more important to buyers

Builders are responding to buyer demand for en suite bathrooms, free-standing tu...

Builders are responding to buyer demand for en suite bathrooms, free-standing tubs and closeted toilets, Lauren Beale reports from a model home in Brea.