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Maintaining an Invisible Screen

Once you have installed the screen, you may be inspired to check out invisible, retractable window screens. Kits are available for double doors and French doors. Here are a few tips on maintenance:

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How to Install Motion Sensor Lights

No matter where you live being safe is something that concerns all of us. Get an extra feeling of security by installing motion sensor lights around your home.

Once you have shut off the power, lock the service panel and remove the key or tape it shut so that no one unwittingly turns the power back on while you're working.

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Regrout Tile

If your grout is cracking, worn, dingy or stained, replacing it may be your next do-it-yourself project.

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How to Maintain Your Outdoor Furniture

Taking advantage of summer is all about getting out of the house. Lounging in the backyard, napping in a hammock, and enjoying meals outdoors are just a few of the things summer-lovers crave.

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How To Paint and Protect Your Outdoor Pergola

Pergolas are a charming accent to any outdoor living space. They are aesthetically pleasing, romantic to dine under and serve as a great escape from the midday sun.

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How To Refinish a Teak Table and Chairs

While there's something distinguished about old weathered teak, it looks best when kept oiled to a golden luster. Discover how easy it is to bring teak back to its glorious, golden days.

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How To Install a Bamboo Wall

Why continue to live with a cold, gray stone wall when you can easily spruce it up with a bit of bamboo? A simple and inexpensive task, this project involves covering your wall with a warm and inviting bamboo wall treatment (sometimes referred to as Bamboo Fencing) that can be found at any home improvement center.

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How to Install a Ceiling Fan

We love ceiling fans: they offer style, lighting, and energy savings all in one package. Installing one is a project that will appeal to your practical and romantic sides at the same time.

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Repairing Small Holes in Your Window Screens

Holes in your window screens aren't just ugly, they're annoying. Mosquitoes, flies, bees will eventually find their way into your house. Whether you're afraid of West Nile Virus or nasty bites that drive you crazy, a screen with holes is literally an open invitation to flying foes.

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Give New Life to Your Exterior Lights

Are your exterior lamps looking totally out of place? Bring them back into the fold with a simple spray paint face lift.

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