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Want to keep a lot cooler in summer without relying so much on air conditioning? Check out Steve’s 2-minute video tour of how openable skylights can do this for you.

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A long-time reader is about to waste time and money doing something to her fence that a lot of people are confused about. Read her email and my answer:

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Let Steve show you what goes into a great new deck or deck finish. You won’t find this information anywhere else on the web.

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Food security, great meals and a chance to save money. Root cellars are making a come-back for good reasons.

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Paying contractors in cash is a bad idea that is leading to some unfortunate consequences for Homeowners and Home Professionals.

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Wooden handmade doors add soul to the front of any home.

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Here’s how to make your attic potential a reality.

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Red tape and regulation piled higher for tradespeople.

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Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, explains four insulation options to ensure your new home or addition is energy efficient.

Trim Frame Joint

Planning on installing trim and moulding? Steve Maxwell outlines 3 main problems with traditional cut-and-nail trim installation and then offers a solution for all.

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