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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 BobVila.com. 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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    9 Pro Tips for Arranging Furniture in Your Home

    Here a professional room-stager and designer offers tricks to help make your rooms look their very best.

  2. Above-ground swimming pool

    Everything You Need to Know Before Installing an Above-Ground Pool

    An above-ground swimming pool is a great addition to any backyard, but don’t overlook these essentials before taking the plunge!

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    Dress Up Your Front Porch Without Breaking the Bank

    See 9 budget-friendly ways to create a welcoming front veranda.

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    5 Easy Organizing Ideas to Get More Out of Your Pantry

    Consider these ways to bring order to chaos in the pantry, regardless of its size.

  5. Grilling at summer weekend

    How to Care for Your Grill

    Follow these simple steps to keep your grill in tip-top shape for the summer.

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    Love Your Lawn? Follow These Guidelines

    There is nothing more beautiful than a lush, green, manicured lawn. Follow these tips to make your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.

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    3 Easy Ways to Maximize Storage in Your Garage

    Installing a garage storage system that frees up space can have the same effect as adding a room to your home.

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    How to Prolong the Life of Your Outdoor Furniture (and Save Money)

    Well-maintained patio and deck furniture is an essential for truly enjoyable outdoor living.

  9. Deck by Faith Sheridan

    Getting Your Deck Ready for Summer

    Follow these maintenance tips to make sure your deck is primed for a long, relaxing, fun-filled summer.

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    What’s the Best Wall Color for Living Rooms?

    Design mavens reveal their favorite colors for living room walls — and why those hues work so well in this public yet intimate setting.

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    6 Tips for Successful Container Gardening

    Kerry Michaels, About.com’s container gardening expert, shares her top tips for success. Follow her advice and you may soon find that your containers — and your enthusiasm — flourish exuberantly.

  12. Source: Suzanne Tucker of Tucker & Marks Inc.

    5 Ways to Dress Up Your Front Door

    Your front door is the centerpiece of your house. If it’s more lackluster than blockbuster, consider one of these five easy updates.

  13. Source: Bruce Codfelter & Associates

    Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal With Front-Yard Landscaping

    Successful landscaping goes well beyond a beautiful lawn. See 12 pro tips for showing off your front yard.

  14. De Meza Architecture shows how concrete can be beautiful for a patio overlooking wine country.

    Choosing the Right Surface Material for Your Patio

    Before you start a patio building project, it’s important to research your options and determine which material best suits your needs and abilities.

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    Kitchen Paint Colors: 10 Handsome Hues to Consider

    The kitchen is often a gathering place in the home, so the paint color should be both energizing and easy to live with.