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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.

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“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.

By Chiki