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How to Get Your (Smart) Home Connected

14 smart electronic gadgets that help streamline your home and reduce energy costs

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Best Curb Appeal Before and Afters 2015

You showed us your thoughtfully restored home exteriors in our annual Search for America's Best Remodel Contest. Now see which ones took our breath away.

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How to Lay Sod in a Backyard

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard

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Creative Halloween Produce-Carving Ideas

After you've entered our annual pumpkin carving contest, tackle one (or all) of these next

Make a Mason Jar Key Holder

Never lose your keys again! Leave them right at the door with these handy hooks

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How to Restore a Deck

Follow the prep instructions carefully and paint on a specialty coating to preserve weathered boards for years to come

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Read This Before You Invest in Solar Panels

What to know about these energy-saving systems

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    How to Smartify Your Home
    Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

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