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Author Profiles

John Riha

has written seven books on home improvement and hundreds of articles on home-related topics. He’s been a residential builder, the editorial director of the Black & Decker Home Improvement Library, and the executive editor of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.


Architectural Details Add Verve and Value

Small touches make a big difference to your home’s interiors. View slideshow

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Prep Kitchens Make Life Easier

Prep kitchens help you craft your culinary masterpieces while keeping the messes out of sight. View slideshow

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11 Reasons to Have a Sunny Outlook on Solar Panels

Falling costs, a host of temporary incentives, and thousands in value-adds make this a great time to add solar power to your home. Read More

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You Won’t Get High, But You May Get Happy in a House Built of Pot

Hemp building products may soon go mainstream. Here’s why your next home should be made with pot. Read More

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Tips to Make Your Kitchen Disappear

Clever cabinets and hideaway appliances create trendy open kitchens that melt into the background of modern everyday life. View slideshow

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Get Rid of Ugly Views and Nosy Neighbors with These Privacy Tips

You don’t have to suffer ugly views and nosy neighbors. Fix the problem with these tips to boost your home’s privacy. View slideshow

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Can Your Contractor Sue You for a Negative Review?

In our litigious society, trashing your contractor’s shoddy workmanship could land you in court. Here’s how to offer criticism and avoid expensive legal hassles. Read More

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Best Money-Saving DIY Projects (and Tips for Doing Them Right)

When you factor in return on investment, you’d be nuts not to DIY. Read More

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