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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. Follow John on Google+.


Gorgeous Ideas to Make Home Maintenance Less of a Pain

Tired of home maintenance chores? So are we. That’s why we love these easy-care features that free up your free time — and do it beautifully. Read More

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9 Ways to Never Grout Again

Grout’s a high-maintenance, dirt-and-mold catching drag. Here are 9 clever ways to avoid it. Read More

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8 Remodeling Choices That Keep the Home Maintenance Monkey Off Your Back

These 8 worry-free materials make maintaining your house a breeze, giving you the leisure time you deserve. Read More

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Home Remodeling: 6 Improvements to Increase Home Value

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell. Read More

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12 Tough Questions (and Answers) About Home Office Deductions

Do you work from home? We asked Julian Block, author of “Julian Block’s Home Seller’s Guide to Tax Savings,” key questions about taking the home office deduction, which now includes a simplified option. As always, check with a tax pro about your circumstances. View slideshow

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How Easy Is It to Install and Use a Wireless Thermostat?

Wireless thermostats promise to fine-tune your heating and cooling temps for comfort and savings. We check out the newest one on the block: The Lyric Thermostat. Read More

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How Do I Know If I Can Trust a Contractor?

Finding, hiring, and working with a contractor can be like marrying a mail-order spouse. How do you guarantee a happy ever after? We answer your most pressing concerns. Read More

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Tips to Clean and Prep Your House for Winter

You’re about to be shut in for the season — here’s how to make sure your home is free of dust and dirt before you hunker down. Read More

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