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    5 ways to save money on DIY custom closets

    The first time we looked at our 1930s Tudor, we immediately fell in love with the character. But when it came to the closets, character wasn't necessarily a good thing.

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    Ask Angie: Who fixes a wall after plumbing or electrical work?

    Dear Angie: When you have electrical, plumbing or certain other kinds of work done that may require a hole in a wall, who's responsible for repairing it? The plumber or electrician? Or do I need to hire someone else?

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    Faucets can be hands off at home

    We're a culture accustomed to the idea of hands-free faucets in public places. In the restrooms of airports, restaurants and malls, we know the routine: We place our hands under the faucet, waiting for the water to flow out of the spigot. So it's easy to imagine no-touch faucets in the bathroom ...

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    For Your Home: How to get a fresh look on a budget

    Stop putting roadblocks between you and the decor you'd love to have. Instead of thinking about a project as a major undertaking, try breaking it up into doable phases that won't stress you or your budget. If you'd love a new kitchen but can't afford it, you can still get a running start on a new...

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    Home Fix: Roofing warranties negated when shingles are improperly nailed

    Q: I called a roofer because I had a leak in my replaced roof. The roof is only 2 years old but the roofer told me the shingles were not nailed correctly and that my warranty would not be any good. He gave me a price to replace all the shingles and to get a new warranty. Is this something that happens...

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    1914-built Tudor Revival house has a colorful history

    When the ancient wallpaper in Jill Harmon's foyer started to deteriorate, she didn't tear it down; she hired a pro to touch it up. This wasn't just any old wallpaper. It was a silk-screened Zuber mural dating back to the 1930s when a previous owner received it as a wedding gift.

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    Style at Home: Five fall door looks you'll love

    Your front door is a decorating bull's-eye that snags the attention of everyone who passes by your home every day. Wow them this fall with one of these five simple but stunning front door treatments we created to inspire you:

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    Treasures: 'Mongrel' sideboards a useful, attractive find

    Dear Helaine and Joe:

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    Hobbies: Go to school in style with a personalized drawstring backpack

    It's that time of year again! The school season is upon us and we have a fun and easy way to liven up your back-to-school look. By adding a bright trim or a few pompoms to an old backpack, you can update your look and make a splash in the new school year. This is a great project to do after school...

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    Yardsmart: Naturalizing narcissus

    Throughout rural America, one exotic plant manages to survive and flower in the dawn of spring. It's often seen in graveyards, first planted by the hands of grieving survivors a century ago. They crop up in the wilderness, too, as living remnants of pioneer homes lone gone. These are the early flowering...

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