He started building a fence but put the project on hold when he found it impossible to source new fence posts. Stacked neatly in his backyard is a minivan-size pile of gray lumber, all stuff Buhr salvaged from dumpsters and a fence demolition project. The categories of home improvement surging the most, though, have to do with work outside the home — just outside of it, that is, primarily in the backyard. There has been an almost threefold increase in building decks, and the number of people putting up fences is up sharply as well, according to Anderson. “As soon as COVID hit, we needed someplace the kids could play,” Buhr says, noting that neighborhood parks were closed.
A series gets an Average Tomatometer when at least 50 percent of its seasons have a score. The Average Tomatometer is the sum of all season scores divided by the number of seasons with a Tomatometer. Tim “The Toolman” Taylor, host of the home-improvement show “Tool Time,” definitely is not as handy at home as he is on screen. He and his wife, Jill, raise three boys who are racing toward adulthood. The Taylor family often relies on next-door neighbor Wilson, who provides unconventional wisdom and perspective to the Taylors’ personal and familial crises.
With the advent of the internet came new opportunities to get rid of stuff—namely, house fixtures for sale on neighborhood websites.
Witty but flippant, Tim jokes around a lot, even at inappropriate times, much to the dismay of his wife.
“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.
Take inspiration from falling autumn leaves and warmer neutral hues to help guide your homemade décor choices; A rich, welcoming tablescape can be achieved with velvet pumpkins and leaf-printed table runners.
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