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But units like the one shown here can handle many more functions, including cooling and humidifying. Typically they’re purchased through and installed by HVAC contractors, but you can get a good deal on one by buying online and install it yourself in no time. Installing a ventilating fan in your bath does more than just eliminate fogged-up windows, steamy mirrors and stale odors. It also helps prevent moisture-related problems, such as the growth of mold and mildew, that can be costly to remove and lead to health problems. Here, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a bath vent fan.

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With a little extra love, you can easily turn a home decoration project into a family activity. The bright, colorful wallpaper that had been popular now has to go. Renovate your home using primarily neutral colors on walls, floors and ceilings.

  • The newel post and balusters get all the attention, while the exposed side of most staircases is largely ignored.
  • Flakes of varnish still clung to the wood in spots, while the rest of the surface was rough and dried out from the effects of water and sun.
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Stay-At-Home Improvement: DIY Builders Help Drive Up Lumber Prices

It cuts smoothly with a handsaw and it goes up in a flash with joint compound. No coping, no tricky angles, and ragged joints disappear with a dab of mud. So in just a weekend, you can upgrade a plain room to an elegant space—and still leave plenty of time for the rest of your list.

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He says the pandemic has forced many people to prioritize family life and adopt a more agile approach to their well-being. The reclaimed yard provides a nice place to relax in a controlled outdoor environment, another factor driving the pandemic building boom. “Deck construction is up 275%,” Anderson says, quoting increases from March to July of this year. “Hiring landscapers is at 238%. Fence construction installation is at 144%,” Anderson says.

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