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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.

  1. House from Digs

    5 Spring Home Maintenance Musts

    Small fixes now to your home’s exterior could save you money and headaches later.

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    14 Ways to Reclaim Lost Counter Space

    Here are 14 great solutions that are just begging to be a part of your kitchen expansion.

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    How to Retrofit Your Home for Accessibility

    Here is a room-by-room checklist of steps you can take if someone in your family is impacted by a lasting injury, disability or age-related physical challenges.

  4. Home Improvement

    8 Home Improvements To Boost Your Chances of Selling

    To increase the odds of a quick, well-priced sale, make the effort to get your home viewer-ready before you put it on the market.

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    The Do’s & Don’ts of Picking a New House Color

    There’s nothing like paint to transform the look of your home’s exterior, but it can be challenging to make a final selection.

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    How to Create a More Functional & Inviting Laundry Room

    Even if your laundry room was ill-conceived from the start, there are some simple ways to turn it from a workroom into a performance room.

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    6 DIY Bathroom Storage Tricks

    Are your tub, toilet and sink lined up shoulder-to-shoulder? Does your door assault anyone lingering in front of the mirror? Here are some top ways to find storage in a small bathroom.

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    The Makings of a Mudroom

    With careful planning, you can create a mudroom that’s not just a drop zone for coats and scarves, but a true command central.

  9. Furnace repair

    Avoiding Your Furnace? Why It May Be Time to Face the Heat

    Failing to have your heating system inspected regularly can impact its efficiency and cause failures forcing you to replace the system far sooner than warranted.

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    How to Remove & Replace Grout

    Several years after you complete a bathroom or kitchen renovation, your home inevitably starts to show some wear. Fortunately, it’s well within the range of the average do-it-yourselfer to remove and replace grout.

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    Is Your Home a Ticking Time Bomb?

    Maintenance and repair issues may lurk beneath your beautiful facade and turn it into a nightmare on Elm Street.

  12. Home with baseboard heating

    Pros & Cons of Baseboard Heating Systems

    Requiring no ductwork, baseboard heating can be an easy-to-install and affordable solution for many homeowners.

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    10 Questions to Ask Before Renovating a Small Kitchen

    There are ways to create your dream kitchen — even when space is limited. Here are 10 things to consider before planning your renovation.

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    Got the Flu? Consider Installing a Whole-House Humidifier

    Whole-house humidifiers can greatly improve indoor air quality and comfort during the dry winter months. And now, thanks to design improvements, they are easier than ever to operate and maintain.

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    5 Interior Painting Mistakes to Avoid

    Bruce Schneider, the “Paint Doctor” for Purdy, tackles some of the most common painting problems homeowners encounter.