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Author Profiles

Dave Toht

has written or edited over 60 books on home repair and remodeling for The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset, and Reader’s Digest. He's a former contractor with decades of hands-on experience.

BY THIS AUTHOR

Guide to Buying and Installing a Sprinkler System

An irrigation system saves water, keeps your lawn looking great, and helps maintain your curb appeal. We’ve gathered the info to get you started. Read More

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5 Awesomely Easy Landscaping Projects

Ramp up your curb appeal with cool landscaping projects you can easily pull off in a weekend. Read More

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How to Fix Drafty Windows

Here are some quick, inexpensive fixes you can do now, plus more permanent solutions when you have the time and money. Read More

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Soundproofing Ceilings

If you want to block noise from traveling upstairs or downstairs, there is something you can do. Here’s how — and how much it costs — to soundproof your ceilings and floors. Read More

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All About Wine Storage

Wine storage can be a practical addition that lets your wine build value and may prove a plus when you sell your house. Read More

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How to Insulate Your Crawl Space

There’s a right way and a wrong way for insulating your crawl space, depending on where you live. Do you know the difference? We do — read on! Read More

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Do You Really Need to Clean Your Air Ducts?

Contrary to popular belief, there aren’t any health benefits linked to cleaning air ducts, but having a pro remove gunk can boost the efficiency of your HVAC. Read More

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Shhh! 9 Secrets for Soundproofing Walls

Forget stapling egg cartons to your walls — you can quiet down your house for good if you know these 9 little secrets for soundproofing walls. Read More

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Balancing Humidity with a Hygrometer and Whole-House Humidifier

Rooms so dry your hair stands on end? So clammy the walls are sweating? An inexpensive hygrometer will help you maintain proper humidity levels. Read More

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Vaulting a Ceiling: The Cost, Process, and ROI

Feeling hemmed in? Wish you had more space? If your house has low ceilings, vaulting your ceiling may be the answer. Read More

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