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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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    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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.