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HDTV: The Big Picture

Nov 14th, 2011 | By | Category: Features

My mother remembers coming home as a child, sometime around 1952, and sitting down in front of one of the first black-and-white television sets in her neighborhood—a 17-inch RCA. Bag of Safeline Potato Chips and caramels in hand, she watched American Bandstand, The Mickey Mouse Club and other classic shows of that period. Television has [...]

Pave the Way to a Great Impression

Aug 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Hot Tips

Asphalt and concrete are the most popular types of material for paving driveways. But their plain appearance can detract from the overall beauty of your home’s exterior spaces. If you’ve always wanted to complement your house with a brick driveway or cobblestone walkway, but were afraid these home improvements could be cost prohibitive, you may [...]

Best in Film: A Clear View to Energy Savings Through Windows

May 31st, 2011 | By | Category: House Mechanic

Your home’s windows let in light and offer beautiful views. But the sunlight they invite in can also cause “hot spots” and severe fading of valuable furnishings. And during storms, or in the unfortunate event of a break-in, windows are the most vulnerable points in your home. Window film is designed to repel solar heat, reduce fading [...]

Getting Below the Surface: Exploring Cookware Choices

Feb 28th, 2011 | By | Category: Top Drawer

I remember my first cookware set like I do every “first” in my life—with fondness and an eagerness that can only be matched by the naïveté and joy of childhood. A complete kitchen cookware set is every cook’s dream! Whether you’re in the market for a professional stainless steel cookware set for yourself or are interested [...]