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Jason Hicks’ American Wood Reface does fast, high-quality kitchen transformations...for less

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, there is one option you should seriously consider: refacing. The industry has undergone a remarkable transformation in the past 20 years, led in part by innovative entrepreneurs like Jason Hicks of Northeast Ohio’s American Wood Reface. “Homeowners are really starting to grasp the benefits of...

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The folks at Candyapple Nursery & Landscape love fall and are ready to tackle the yard work that comes with it

It’s official: Fall is America’s favorite season, coming in with a resounding 41 percent of people who pick it as their numero uno time of year. (For the record, spring and summer each received 24 percent of responders’ votes and winter a paltry 11 percent.) Top reasons for the seasonal devotion include fall foliage, the crisp weather,...

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For nearly 20 years, the Gruber family’s Chippewa Stone has been that unexpected gem for homeowners stressed by the kitchen or bath remodel process

Done correctly, few activities are as fun and engaging as a major remodeling project. Even more so if it’s a kitchen remodel. No other activity generates such drastic change in such short order. After all, you’re changing the backdrop for many family events and the photos that often accompany the fun of cooking, family visiting and...

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Barbera Home Improvement has stood the test of time—and so has its workmanship

Ohio has seen its share of violent storms the past month. Torrential rain, hail and high winds have wreaked havoc and caused damage to countless homes. Many people suffered flooding and leaking roofs due to storm damage. In many cases, the damage might not even be visible. One local, family-run roofing company has stood the test of time:...

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Knob-and-tube wiring

Homes built in the 1950s or earlier are loaded with charm and character, but what’s not so inviting about older homes is their electrical systems. This month I’d like to talk about old knob-and-tube wiring. If your house was built before 1950, it most likely operates on this method of wiring. The two biggest problems with knob-and-tube...

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