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  • By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Content Agency
  • Updated

The front porch of many homes is more accessible with the addition of an ornamental iron railing to provide sure footing. A fresh coat of primer and paint can revive an old railing, but when the railing or posts are unstable and weathered beyond repair they're not secure and should be replaced.

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  • Cassie Sheets

Spring cleaning can feel like an overwhelming job, but these smart gadgets automate the process. So put down the mop and get outside to enjoy …

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  • By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Content Agency
  • Updated

A shower can mean many things to many people. The water can sprinkle, spritz, or swivel and rain down in a gentle stream, or it can spray straight or in a powerful downpour. When you shop for a new showerhead you'll see they do a lot more than spray water and many are designed for easy installation.

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  • Cassie Sheets

Over the fall and winter, debris probably built up in your gutters. With the increased spring showers, leaves, sticks, and grime can act as a …

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  • By Gene and Katie Hamilton, Tribune Content Agency

We took our garage door opener for granted until it stopped working and we had to raise and lower the heavy door manually instead of a simple click of the opener. Once a luxury, this device is now a necessity that provides the security of being able to remain in the car to operate it. Choose one that is designed to operate with emergency battery power in case of a power outage, and to be ...

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  • By Kathryn Weber, Tribune Content Agency

Spring is here and summer won't be far behind. One important and hardworking appliance you need to have at the ready for this time of year? After a winter of sitting idly by, it might be time to clean it and get it ready for the cookouts to come.

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  • Cassie Sheets

Cleaning your chimney regularly is the best way to prevent dangerous creosote fires, or smoking in your home. Here’s what you need to know bef…

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  • Cassie Sheets

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also one of the most chaotic. Fortunately, when it comes to wrapping those thoughtful …