A former editor at This Old House magazine, Sal Vaglica has been writing about home improvement for 15 years. When he's not working on his own home, you can find him at the hardware store geeking out about tools, gardening gear, and warning anyone who will listen that drywall screws are really just for drywall.
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Get Your Home Spring-Ready With These Latest Products
With longer, brighter days at hand, here are some product innovations that can help with your to-do list.
Types of Retaining Wall Materials
Read this guide to compare four different materials and approaches to decide how to build your retaining wall.
End-of-Summer Yard and Garden Cleanup Tips
Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger.
Everything to Know About Dog Doors
Entries right-sized for pets are easy for them to use—and convenient for their humans, too. Here’s how to install a dog door that’s safe and secure for you and your pet.
All About Plunge Pools
Wading in the water in a backyard meant having a massive swimming pool or settling for a scant hot tub. But plunge pools fill the middle ground, give a splash of fun, and offer relaxation in smaller yards.
Creative Ways to Use Pet Crates and Gates in Your Home
Can you safely corral four-legged family members without undermining the look of your home? Absolutely.
6 Budget-Friendly Landscaping Projects
When a house needs a lot of attention, the yard can get short shrift. Here are some budget-friendly ways to improve your great outdoors.
Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro: Cut Costs, Not Corners
Thinking about starting a remodel project? Read the This Old House guide to remodeling to ensure that you cut costs, not corners.
3 Simple Tools to Pick Up Fall Leaves
From leaf blowers to vacuums, we’ve used all kinds of products and technology to tackle this annual chore. Sometimes the best approach is well-designed, simple tools.
Redefining Exterior Wood Trim | 2020 Cottage on the Cape
Read on to find out what makes LIFESPAN® SOLID SELECT wood trim unique, and why we used it at the TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape