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We have a brand new home and are debating on whether to install a patio or a deck.  The home came with a deck that is barely large enough for me...

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We just bought our first house and it has a small yard, but hooray, it is our own!  We love to entertain and need some tips on how to most...

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I have a very odd problem. There is cold air leaking through the light switches and outlets on my outside wall. Is there any way to stop this?...

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Our home's heating system is extremely dry but I have had very bad luck with humidifiers (neither of the two previous humidifiers we had lasted...

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Our home was built in 1962 and the fiberglass insulation in the attic seems to have shrunk. Is it possible for insulation to wear out? Also, how...

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We are thinking of building a new home and are hearing a lot about using individual Energy Star-rated products. Is it also possible to build an...

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Our roof is about 15 years old and we have asphalt shingles. We are noticing deterioration on a lot of the shingles and it seems like it might be...

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Last winter our energy bills really hurt so this year we are thinking about installing new replacement windows. Any tips or advice?
 

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I grew up in a home in Southern Georgia with beautiful columns on the front porch. Somehow I can't get those out of my head and was wondering if...

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My kitchen isn't that big and my one window is a precious source of natural light. Can you suggest any window coverings that provide style but...

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We have a very small bathroom that has no character at all. How do we give the room the decorative makeover it needs?
 

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We have a beautiful dining room but the walls are boring and our artwork and photos look pretty lonely. Is there any way to give the room some...

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We just bought our first house, and in order to save money opted for a newly built home when we really had our hearts set on one that was more...

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We stayed for a few days in a relative's house, and when we came back, our clothes smelled moldy. Can mold be carried from place to place on...

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We just added a humidifier to our hot-air heating system because the air in the house was so dry. Now I am noticing mold in the attic for the...

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We have a family room in our basement, and just discovered that the air conditioning unit there has been leaking into the carpet. I've been...

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There's black mold in the attic of my three-year-old house. How can I tell if the builder used contaminated lumber?

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Ever since we moved into our new house, our son has been constantly coughing. Now his doctor tells me he's asthmatic. He was fine before. Could...

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What exactly is that dreaded "toxic black mold" that seems to be in the news a lot?