Hidden Home Improvement Hacks That Only Contractors Know About

Tool Time was conceived as a parody of the PBS home-improvement show This Old House. Tim and Al are caricatures of the two principal cast members of This Old House, host Bob Vila and master carpenter Norm Abram. Al Borland has a beard and always wears plaid shirts when taping an episode, reflecting Norm Abram’s appearance on This Old House. Bob Vila appeared as a guest star on several episodes of Home Improvement, while Tim Allen and Pamela Anderson both appeared on Bob Vila’s show Home Again. Beginning in season 2, Home Improvement began each episode with a cold open, which features the show’s logo during the teaser.

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It’s probably less expensive and certainly more convenient to install a backyard shed or hire a handyperson to create access to hidden places in your house than renting space long-term. Many utility companies provide free energy audits for their customers’ homes. However, you’ll have to spend a few hundred dollars for a company to do one in some places. Even newly constructed homes can see huge benefits from having an energy audit performed.

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She edited home repair and design content at websites like The Spruce and HomeAdvisor. She also has hosted videos on DIY home tips and solutions and launched multiple Home Improvement News review boards staffed with licensed pros. Not every clogged drain or drippy faucet needs professional plumbing help. With a few inexpensive tools, an informational article or two and a little patience, you’ll be surprised how simple some of the fixes really are. Maintain everything to keep the expensive repair pros away. The single best way to save money around the house is by sticking to a maintenance schedule for as many of your home’s systems as possible.

Most episodes featured outtakes from either Tool Time or the show itself as a backdrop to the closing credits. The daily trials and tribulations of Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor, a television show host raising three mischievous boys with help from his loyal co-host, loving wife, and eccentric neighbor. Home improvement was popularized on television in 1979 with the premiere of This Old House starring Bob Vila on PBS. American cable channel HGTV features many do-it-yourself shows, as does sister channel DIY Network.Danny Lipford hosts and produces the nationally syndicated Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete co-host the nationally syndicated The Money Pit Home Improvement Radio Show.

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From season 4 until the end of the series in 1999, an anthropomorphic version of the logo was used in different types of animation. Local Law 31 of 2020 repealed the licensing requirement for Home Improvement Salespersons. As of August 9, 2020, DCWP no longer licenses Home Improvement Salespersons and will no longer accept new or renewal applications. This repeal does not impact the licensing requirement for Home Improvement Contractors. If you haven’t registered an account with the City of New York, you will need to register an account before you can proceed to the online application. Review requirements and gather all materials before clicking the button below.

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Renovate your home using primarily neutral colors on walls, floors and ceilings. Add color with furniture and accents that are far less expensive to replace later when they fall out of favor. Applicants will be required to provide the name of their insurance provider and policy number in their application.