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Here's How: Install a Bathroom Pedestal Sink

Dear James: My budget is very limited, but now that I am divorced, I want to change the bathroom decor. I thought a pedestal sink might help. What do you think, and can you give me some installation tips? -- Holly W.

Dear Holly: Replacing your ...

Here's How: When to Repair or Replace Your Roof

Dear James: Over the past six months, I have noticed dark spots on my bedroom ceiling after it rains. I don't know if my roof needs to be repaired or replaced. How will I know when it's time for an entire reroofing job? -- Carol S.

Dear Carol: ...

Here's How: Lead Paint Risk When Remodeling

Dear James: I live in a house that is about 30 years old. I have two daughters, and I want to remodel to create another bedroom. There is a lot of painted woodwork. Should I be concerned about lead poisoning? -- Cathy R.

Dear Cathy: In any house ...

Here's How: Build a Storm-Resistant House

Dear James: My husband and I are planning to build a new house. With all of the recent tornadoes, hurricanes, etc., I want to be as safe as possible. Please give me some tips on building a safe house. -- Amanda F.

Dear Amanda: There are methods ...

Here's How: Repair Cracked Plaster Walls

Dear James: We just purchased an older house with real plaster walls. There are quite a few cracks that need to be fixed. What is the proper method to repair these so they do not reappear? -- Marie G.

Dear Marie: Older houses were constructed ...