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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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    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.

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    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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    Making the Shift: Teen’s Room to Guest Suite

    At some point, you’ll probably want to convert your now-absent teen’s bedroom into a space you can use.

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    5 Bathroom Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

    Jeff Devlin, host of DIY Network’s “I Hate My Bath,” shares the mistakes he sees most often and how you can avoid them in your home.

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    11 Home Hazards to Avoid

    To keep your home truly safe, be aware of these hazards and consider how they can be remedied.

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    Staying Put vs. Moving Out: The Remodeling Dilemma

    When the construction crew arrives, is it time to go? Experts and homeowners weigh the pros and cons.

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    How to Create a Pet-Friendly Home

    From cat rooms to dog houses, here are some simple ways to keep pets safe and comfortable in your home.

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    Unpacking Tips to Maximize Storage in Your New Home

    Taking time to develop a plan for your unpacking can definitely pay off in the long run.

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    How to Hang a Hammock in Your Backyard

    Dreaming of whiling away the afternoon cradled in a hammock? Just follow these easy tips.

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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.

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    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.