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14 Ways to Prevent Holiday Season Break-Ins

Quick home security upgrades that could save you and your family from burglaries, robberies, and home invasions during criminals' favorite time of year

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Editor's Picks: Our Favorite Holiday Decorating Ideas

If you haven't already decked the halls in your own home, start be getting inspired by the best ideas from the pages of This Old House magazine

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How to Repair a Wobbly Newel Post

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to stabilize an unsteady staircase post

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A Home for the Holidays

...and every season in between. Here's how a top-to-bottom redo turned a 1912 summer cottage into a year-round gathering spot for the whole family

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Find Inspiration in Holiday Decorations From Historic Houses

Recreate some of these period-perfect festive looks to fit your home and style

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