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We recommend that contractors keep a copy of and familiarize themselves with the Home Improvement & New Home Construction in Connecticut which has been updated as of March 2017. The Department of Consumer Protection registers all Home Improvement Contractors, New Home Construction Contractors, and Home Improvement Salespeople doing business in Connecticut. DCP also enforces the Connecticut’s Home Improvement Act, and administers the Home Improvement Guaranty Fund. HIRI is composed of the top retailers, manufacturers, distributors, publishing companies and trade associations in the home improvement industry. With members from every corner of the home improvement market, we can ensure research that’s essential to keeping you in the lead.

The two declined, and Home Improvement ended after eight seasons and 203 episodes. Karn guest starred in two episodes of Tim Allen’s 2010s ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing in 2013. Thomas has also appeared on Last Man Standing, and has directed episodes of the series. Seasons 5 and 6 accidentally contain some slightly edited episodes, most likely due to using syndication prints. And the episode “The Feminine Mistake” from season 6, doesn’t contain the 3D version of the episode as originally aired on ABC, instead using the 2D version as seen in syndication. Pamela Anderson appeared as Tool Time’s Lisa on ’90s sitcom classic Home Improvement, but here’s why her character left after two seasons.

As long as the frames and doors are structurally sound, you can clean them up and brush on some new paint—and within a weekend take that kitchen from dreary to sunny. All you need is some strong cleaner, sandpaper, a paintbrush, and a little elbow grease. What you don’t need is a whole lot of money, as the transformation will cost you a fraction of even the cheapest new cabinets. Here we show how a little measuring and a couple of coats of durable floor paint can add a lot of personality to a room for a small price. No plumber, no electrician—and no worries that you’re squandering your retirement money on a load of clean dishes. Crown molding makes it to the top of most remodeling lists because it adds charm and value to a home, not because people enjoy spending a Saturday try­ing to get the corners just right.

In summer, ceiling fans create cooling breezes, which reduce the strain on air conditioners. Here is a plan for a size-it-to-your-space tool-storage bench that doubles as a work surface. Though it may look complicated, the construction couldn’t be simpler. And you’ll be protecting your valuable tools in a custom chest, while saving on the outrageous cost of store-bought storage. Amy Paladino is a pro at juggling the demands of her job and family.

  • “Hiring landscapers is at 238%. Fence construction installation is at 144%,” Anderson says.
  • And you’ll be protecting your valuable tools in a custom chest, while saving on the outrageous cost of store-bought storage.
  • Still, even wood this neglected can be brought back to respectability.
  • Professional in overalls with tools on the background of the repair site.
  • Simple models that only control heat are sold at home centers for around $25.

The years and the elements hadn’t been kind to the exterior of this 94-year-old, thick, cypress door. 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. Wood entry doors everywhere suffer from the same assaults, and many end up in the trash, replaced by low-maintenance, mass-produced metal and fiberglass surrogates. But you can breathe new life into your old door with a few affordable supplies.

Get a feel for the quality, beauty, and value we provide by viewing some of our featured remodeling projects near you. Home Adaptations for Independence helps low-income seniors and people with disabilities finance home modifications for accessible, safe and independent living. Eligible homeowners, renters and landlords can receive up to $20,000 per home in the form of a forgivable loan.

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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.

“So we put a playhouse down first and then found the kids liked it so much that we went ahead and built a living room. And then my wife needed the space to work.” In the Brookside neighborhood in central Kansas City, Mo., John Buhr has do-it-yourself projects going from top of the garage to the basement. “It used to be a backyard. Now it’s a summer oasis,” says Astoria Camille of the water feature she built in her mother’s Kansas City, Mo., backyard using an old stock tank and 53 bags of pea gravel.

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