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  1. The Same, Only Better <br /> Adding a second story did nothing to subtract from the charm of this classic coastal home.
  2. Stack Your Deck Ideal for barbecues and sunset watching, a well-made deck can also increase the value of your home. But before you swing a hammer (or hire a contractor), decide what materials will best meet your needs.
  3. Home Energy 101 From reading an electricity meter to paying a fee to offset your home's emissions, we've got the info you need to make sustainable energy choices.
  4. 12 Energy-Saving Tips Whether you take on a major renovation project or simply change a wasteful habit, every bit counts.
  5. Shower Power Cooling down outside is the hottest thing in coastal home design. Consider these ideas when planning your outdoor shower.
  6. 'Tis the Season Make shopping easier this year with our gift suggestions for the do-it-yourselfer.
  7. Going Green The U.S. Department of Energy estimates we can cut the next generation of homes' energy consumption 30 to 50 percent using low-cost methods.
  8. Dry Storage Protect your possessions with these simple tips.
  9. High and Dry Winterize kayaks and canoes so you'll be ready to hit the water next year.
  10. Go with the Grain Well-installed wood floors are a smart choice for coastal homes. Here's the lowdown.
  11. Lighten Up A dark, stuffy home on the Lake Michigan shore got a makeover that brought in sunshine and water views.