[Homestead] from This Old House - for Christmas
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Wed Dec 8 19:14:12 EST 2004
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December 8, 2004
A HOLIDAY-READY HOUSE
Halls decked with holly, mistletoe by the door, a roaring fire, a glittering evergreen, who hasn't been inspired by this idealized version of Christmas? Unfortunately, life isn't always this decorator perfect...until now. This Old House has the products and quick projects to help you get your house set for Santa.
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Ready to make your house merry? Put its best face forward with these tips for sprucing up fireplaces, stairs, moldings, mirrors, ceilings and more. Plus ways to keep your home well-decorated - and safe.
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Some Christmas traditions - stringing lights, hanging wreaths, and the ever-popular post-revelry pine needle pickup - are less than joyful. That's why we've come up with a whole host of products and advice for both indoors and out that can help preserve your Yuletide cheer.
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Want to create an evergreen legacy that will give you pleasure for years to come? These days many people are opting to use a tree bought at a nursery or tree farm rather than a typical cut Tannenbaum. Learn what advantages living varieties offer as well as how to put yours in the ground when the festivities are over.
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Imagine a glittery decoration that can sound an early fire warning. Now there's one tree ornament that does double duty - as a light and a heat alarm. Here's all you need to know.
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Kitchen renovations are among the most expensive improvement projects a homeowner can undertake. But it is possible to give that tired room some new life without breaking the bank. Here's a rundown of some easy and affordable kitchen upgrades.
A good pair of boots is as important as the right tool when you're working on an outdoor home-repair project. Look for tough leather uppers, rugged treads, and a defined heel to keep your feet from slipping on a ladder. Remember that the higher the top of a boot, the greater the ankle support -- which is especially important when you're working on uneven surfaces.
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