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Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila's Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at His video-rich site offers a full range of fresh, authoritative content – practical tips, inspirational ideas, and more than 1,000 videos from Bob Vila television.

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Black Friday Deals: Get the Best Price on Appliances

In the market for a new range or washer/dryer set? Black Friday is the right time to buy.

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Warm Up to Gas Fireplaces

In the market for a gas fireplace? Here’s all the info you need to choose the right model for your home.

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Are There Monsters in Your Closet? How to Banish Moths Forever

Protect your wardrobe from closet moths using these simple, effective tips.

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Pillow Talk: Yep, You Can (and Should) Clean Them

When was the last time you washed your pillows? If you don’t remember, then it’s probably well past time to do so.

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Is Your Home Ready to Keep You Warm This Winter?

Stay cozy through the chilly months ahead with these seven tips for winterizing your home.

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Find and Fix Drafty Windows to Save Money This Winter

Take steps now to put the freeze on high energy bills and stay cozy all the way to spring.

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What's That Sound? 7 Creepy House Noises You Shouldn't Ignore

Houses groan, creak, and pop on a regular basis. Here’s how to tell whether that noise you’re hearing is something serious.

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How to Care for Your Lawn This Fall

While other times of year call for a fast-acting liquid fertilizer, it’s best to apply a slow-release granular fertilizer in autumn.


10 Projects to Do Before October is Over

Bob Vila recommends tackling these home tasks before the cooler weather really sets in.

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How to Carve the Best Pumpkin on the Block

To ensure your jack-o’-lantern is primed for Halloween, follow these tips.


How to Remove Wall-to-Wall Carpeting

Bob Vila answers a reader’s question about removing wall-to-wall carpeting.

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Getting Your Home Ready for Trick-or-Treaters

Consider these tips to ensure a fun and safe Halloween night.


Choosing the Right Rake for the Job

Autumn is here. Don’t forget that annual rite of yardwork passage: raking.

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Outdoor Lighting 101

Add beauty and security to your home exterior with planned landscape lighting.

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7 Steps to Closing Up Your Summer Home

Before departing for the season, there are a few essential things you can do to help protect your house through the cold months ahead.

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