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Gas Fireplaces 101

In the market for a gas fireplace? Here's all the info you need to choose the right model for your home.<p>Photo: Vermont Castings<p>Fireplaces have always …

How to Install a Mini-Split

If you're considering switching up your HVAC system, don't ignore the most innovative, flexible, and efficient option—and be sure to seek out the …

How to Install a Water Softener

If you're fed up with limescale on your fixtures and dishes coated with white spots, it may be time to invest in a water softener. Get the cold, hard …

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Flooded Basement Cleanup

Among the litany of ways in which a serious storm can damage your home is the pernicious, hard-to-solve problem of basement flooding. These cleanup …

Home Improvement

12 Finishing Touches for Your Unfinished Basement

An unfinished basement, with its concrete floor and exposed joists, may seem dreary and cold. But in reality it is an enormous blank canvas just …

7 Steps to Avoid a Flooded Basement

There are certain signs of spring we all welcome: cheery daffodils, increased daylight, and the chirping of birds returning from their winter …

Basement Window Leaks

Don't blame basement window leaks on the amount of rain. Likewise, the problem probably isn't due to the age or installation of your windows. The …

Home Improvement

Finishing a Basement - Bob's Blogs

<i>Finishing your basement is a great way to add space and value to your home. If you have enough ceiling height and you’re willing to take care of</i> …

Home Improvement

Basement Waterproofing

There’s no such thing as a waterproof basement. The key is to minimize the water that gets in and get it back out again before it affects your …

Home Improvement

Basement Flooring 101

A surprising number of materials are suitable for basement flooring. This basic tutorial will help you evaluate your basement's challenges and weigh …

Home Improvement

11 "Neat" Garage Storage Solutions

Is your garage a haven or a horror? Too often, we just shut the door and forget it when we walk into the house. But it’s so much easier to keep a …

Best Garage Heater - Buyer's Guide

Working in the garage can be a mighty cold experience at some times of the year—but it's nothing a little heat can't fix. Learn about the types of …

Too Hot Upstairs, Too Cold Downstairs? Here’s What to Do

Do you dream of even, all-encompassing warmth throughout your house? If so, maybe it's time to turn to a highly efficient system that can keep your …

The Essential Guide to Winter Home Improvement

Give your home the gift of comfort, performance, and beauty this winter by calling in the experts at Sears Home Services for all your seasonal repair …

7 Ways to Buy Yourself a Green Thumb for Under $40

Bad gardeners, take heart—there's yet hope for your houseplants. With the help of a few handy (and affordable) tools, you can keep your little garden …

How to Hide a Thermostat - Genius!

Try one DIYer's simple, state-of-the-art solution to hide the eyesore of thermostats and other bulky wall-mounted consoles.<p>Photo: …

Types of Light Bulbs - All You Need to Know

The last time you went off in search of a replacement light bulb, were you left paralyzed by the proliferation of new types of bulbs in the lighting …

How to Build a Kitchen Island

Maximize any kitchen space—cramped or capacious—by building a custom kitchen island to fit all of your needs.<p>Photo: Ohoh Blog for Bob Vila<p>Sometimes, …

How to Waterproof Wood - 3 Ways

That natural beauty demands protection! Choose the products and techniques that work best with your wood.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Some of most …