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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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Everything You Need To Know About Cooling Your Home

Chilling out this summer will be a breeze with these tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner and fans.

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How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Portable or window unit? Central air or ductless system? Here’s how to make the right choice to keep your home cool all summer.

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Landscaping Cheat Sheet: 4 Smart Timesavers for Your Yard and Garden

Make the most of your outdoor space this season, and still have plenty of time to enjoy it.

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5 Ways to Boost a Ranch-Style Home's Curb Appeal

Space, accessibility and relaxed living make ranch homes popular, but their exteriors can be dull. Try these low-cost ideas for giving their outsides a little oomph.

Source: Zillow Digs

Suds and Duds: Laundry Room Maintenance 101

An untidy space and neglected appliances can hamper your laundry room’s productivity and create a household hazard. Here are all the care instructions you need.

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4 DIY Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Sure, it’s what’s on the inside that counts … except when it comes to selling your home.

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Victorian Home DIY Requires TLC

Owning a Victorian-era home means caring for all its quirks.

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Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

Never spend 20 minutes searching for a screwdriver again. A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips.

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Choosing a New Bathroom Faucet

Whether you’re updating your powder room or fully remodeling your master bath, new faucets are key to blending style and functionality.

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Wallpaper 101: Tips for Tackling Your First Project

Ready to try your hand at one of 2015’s top home decor trends? These tips for beginners have got you covered.

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Clean Up Spills Before They Become Stains

Accidents happen, but they don’t have to ruin your party. Act fast to address the mess and get back to your guests.

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7 Ways to Keep Your Houseplants Healthy Through the Winter

Help your plants survive winter’s dry air, cooler temperatures and shorter days with these tips.

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Bright Ideas for Holiday Lights

Your guide to selecting and storing outdoor display lights this holiday season.

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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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