Home Improvement had been in the works between Tim Allen and the writing/producing team of Carmen Finestra, David McFadzean, and Matt Williams since the summer of 1990. Originally, the project's proposed title was Hammer Time, both a play on the catchphrase made popular by artist MC Hammer and the name of the fictional fix-it show within the series, which was also called Hammer Time. By the time ABC committed to the project in early 1991, Allen and his team had already changed the title to Home Improvement. The show hosted by Tim Taylor in the shooting script for Home Improvement was still called Hammer Time when the first pilot with Frances Fisher was filmed in April 1991. The catalyst for the series' name change was to represent the aspect of fixing problems within the family and home life, as well as the use of mechanics and tools. Once the second phase of the pilot was produced, with all the actors that made the final cut into the series (including Patricia Richardson), Tim Taylor's Hammer Time became Tool Time. House Painting

Robert Picardo made two appearances on the show as Tim's neighbor, Joe "The Meat Man" Morton. He appeared in "A Sew, Sew Evening," and "Blow-Up," both early on in the third season. It was explained by Joe's wife Marie (Mariangela Pino) in the fifth-season episode "Jill's Surprise Party" that he had left her for a younger woman who worked at his plant (Picardo was no longer available after being cast as The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager). House Painting


Newly renovated, move-in ready possible mother/daughter style high-ranch New Howard Beach, sitting on 3,717 sqft of manicured lawn. Highlights of 164-42 include a sun-drenched house through large oversized windows, a front balcony, three large bedrooms upstairs including a master, 1-2 additional bedroom space downstairs. Two Living/Dining room combo and two gourmet eat-in kitchens with gorgeous granite countertops, sleek stainless-steel appliances, unique exposed brick walls on the 2nd-floor entrance. Open concept grassy yard with concrete patio. Tons of classic curb appeal. Just unpack your boxes and welcome yourself home. House Painting
Bob Vila also appeared on several episodes, with Tim seeing him as a rival (he appears in Season One's "What About Bob?" Season Two's "The Great Race," Season Three's "The Great Race II," Season Four's "Tool Time After Dark," with recycled Tool Time footage from earlier episodes, and Season Six's "Insult to Injury" in a dream sequence about Vila winning the consecutive home renovation show appearance record; Vila wasn't played by himself, and instead played by a stunt-double for a one-shot cameo). House Painting

Stephen Tobolowsky was tapped to play the Tool Time co-host, Glen. However, he was still busy with a movie that was in the middle of production at the time the first pilot was to be shot. Therefore, the producers set out to cast an alternate character that would stand in as Tim's co-host for the pilot, or for however many episodes were required until Tobolowsky was available. The casting department auditioned Richard Karn, for what would be his first major appearance on a TV sitcom; the character of Al Borland was created from there. After the first few episodes completed with Patricia Richardson as Jill, Tobolowsky was still tied up with his other commitments, and Karn found himself in his role permanently when Tobolowsky decided he would have no time to do a series. Thus, the character of Glen never came into being. House Painting
Newly renovated, move-in ready possible mother/daughter style high-ranch New Howard Beach, sitting on 3,717 sqft of manicured lawn. Highlights of 164-42 include a sun-drenched house through large oversized windows, a front balcony, three large bedrooms upstairs including a master, 1-2 additional bedroom space downstairs. Two Living/Dining room combo and two gourmet eat-in kitchens with gorgeous granite countertops, sleek stainless-steel appliances, unique exposed brick walls on the 2nd-floor entrance. Open concept grassy yard with concrete patio. Tons of classic curb appeal. Just unpack your boxes and welcome yourself home. House Painting
Create a permanent welcome mat by tiling or painting a design that contrasts with the porch floor or front stoop. Not only will you not have to worry about replacing the mat when it gets ratty, but you can impress your visitors with your creativity. If you decide to go the tiling route, make sure you select a tile that is appropriate for outdoor use. If your installing tile on sealed concrete, you'll need to grind the surface down before starting so the thin-set mortar will bond.
On May 10, 2011, Walt Disney Studios released a complete series box set entitled Home Improvement: 20th Anniversary Complete Collection on DVD in Region 1. The 25-disc collection features all 204 episodes of the series as well as all special features contained on the previously released season sets; it is encased in special collectible packaging, a Home Improvement toolbox with a Binford "All-In-One Tool" tape measure.[60]
Amazing opportunity to own this totally renovated and immaculate brick detached home. Most renovations were done around 2 years ago. This home features beautiful hickory oak floors, tons of Hi-Hats, large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, amazing Manhattan style Jack and Jill main bathroom, washer and dryers on both levels, all new windows, full size finished basement with high ceilings, private backyard with new PVC fencing, alarm system and an irrigation system. Large driveway for up to 3 cars, beautiful landscaping and curb appeal is a huge plus. Located close to transportation, shopping, parks, and much more. This home is a must see!!! House Painting
Situated in a boutique, corner building called The Chauncey Condominium, this modern, duplex residence includes over 1300 SF of bi-level living space with 2 queen size bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, an open kitchen/living concept, which will accommodate the owner who loves to entertain (again), and a spacious, windowed recreation area in the lower level with a second egress. And for the nature lover in us all, the home features a private, lush backyard sanctuary, which has already received the green thumb treatment and is adorned with roses and a plum tree. Additional features include wide plank, oak floors, 10' high ceilings with dimmable, recessed lighting, vented range, stainless steel applian House Painting
Situated in a boutique, corner building called The Chauncey Condominium, this modern, duplex residence includes over 1300 SF of bi-level living space with 2 queen size bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, an open kitchen/living concept, which will accommodate the owner who loves to entertain (again), and a spacious, windowed recreation area in the lower level with a second egress. And for the nature lover in us all, the home features a private, lush backyard sanctuary, which has already received the green thumb treatment and is adorned with roses and a plum tree. Additional features include wide plank, oak floors, 10' high ceilings with dimmable, recessed lighting, vented range, stainless steel applian House Painting
Tim's family life is very insane and yet fun to watch. His wife Jill (Patricia Richardson) is the type of wife that gets jealous of what Tim does or yet, cannot stay out of people's affairs; his three sons Brad (Zachary Bryan) is a trouble maker, Randy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas) is a smart-ass and Mark (Taran Smith) is the innocent that gets picked on by the older sons. He also has a neighbor named Wilson (Earl Hindman) who only shows half of his face in every episode for which he is always there for Tim and his family when they are in trouble. House Painting

Amazing opportunity to own this totally renovated and immaculate brick detached home. Most renovations were done around 2 years ago. This home features beautiful hickory oak floors, tons of Hi-Hats, large eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, amazing Manhattan style Jack and Jill main bathroom, washer and dryers on both levels, all new windows, full size finished basement with high ceilings, private backyard with new PVC fencing, alarm system and an irrigation system. Large driveway for up to 3 cars, beautiful landscaping and curb appeal is a huge plus. Located close to transportation, shopping, parks, and much more. This home is a must see!!! House Painting
A person or business must have a Home Improvement Contractor license to do construction, repair, remodeling, or other home improvement work to any residential land or building in New York City. Other home improvement work includes, but is not limited to, the construction, replacement, or improvement of basements, driveways, fences, garages, landscaping, patios, porches, sidewalks, swimming pools, terraces, and other improvements to structures or upon land that is next to a home or apartment building. House Painting
It has been mentioned on review sites about the lack of episode commentaries and bonus features on the DVDs (except unaired blooper reels). In an interview on About.com,[62] Tim Allen stated that it was a done deal that the DVDs would not contain interviews or episode commentaries. Whether this was before or after someone at Disney ordered the three commentaries available on the Season 1 DVDs is unknown.

The Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council provides New York state home improvement grants and loans to help revitalize the community. Grants are generally capped at $2,000 while loans are capped at $10,000. You must apply for assistance by submitting information on your income, family size and the projects you plan to do with the grant or loan. House Painting


Give your yard a little spunk and curb appeal by adding weather-resistant artwork. Choose pieces that complement your home's natural palette and exterior elements. Birdbaths, metal cutouts, sculptures, and wind chimes are good choices for outdoor art. Water sculptures not only function as yard art, but the burbling sounds soothe and make hot days feel cooler. Place fountains on level ground in optimum hearing and sight vantage points. House Painting
This is a beautiful 3 bedroom + 2.5 bath house with zillions of possibilities. It's a unique house on a fully fenced corner property with great street views that offer excellent curb appeal. All's needed is some TLC and vision. Big fully fenced side yard for outdoor entertaining, attached 1 car garage with private off street parking is another great plus. Just 5 minutes from Cross Island Pkwy, near shopping/public transportation, schools etc: or wherever homeowners seek are just a few vantage points this gorgeous house has. House Painting
SUNNY BEAUTIFUL DETACHED COLONIAL WITH 4 BEDROOMS AND 3 BATHS, LARGE 2700 SQFT LIVING SPACE WITH 26X52 BUILDING SIZE. A GORGEOUS EAT IN KITCHEN W/ GRANITE AND STAINLESS STEELE, SPACIOUS LIVING ROOM AND DINING ROOMS + LARGE LEGAL EXTENSION . FINISHED BASEMENT. TERRIFIC CURB APPEAL GREAT FLOW OF ENTERTAINING. EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY ! BEST SCHOOL SD #26 , PS 221, MS67, CARDOZO HS. PRIME LITTLE NECK LOCATION ! House Painting
The Western Catskills Community Revitalization Council provides New York state home improvement grants and loans to help revitalize the community. Grants are generally capped at $2,000 while loans are capped at $10,000. You must apply for assistance by submitting information on your income, family size and the projects you plan to do with the grant or loan. House Painting
If you’re in Utica or anywhere in Oneida County, you might be able to qualify for help from UNHS NeighborWorks. The program provides access to resources and professionals in the area to help you make updates to your home. UNHS does not offer New York state home improvement grants, but their connections with local professionals could help you make updates to your home. House Painting
If your driveway is cracked or stained or has vegetation sprouting from it, you can upgrade it for curb appeal without doing a complete redo. First repair the cracks and stains (and kill the weeds), then dress it up by staining the concrete or affixing flagstones. If you need more room to move your car or park, add stone, brick, or pavers to the sides of the drive to widen it with a decorative border. Establishing a crisp, clear shift between paved and unpaved surfaces can help to set off a driveway and enhance a landscape. House Painting

If your driveway is cracked or stained or has vegetation sprouting from it, you can upgrade it for curb appeal without doing a complete redo. First repair the cracks and stains (and kill the weeds), then dress it up by staining the concrete or affixing flagstones. If you need more room to move your car or park, add stone, brick, or pavers to the sides of the drive to widen it with a decorative border. Establishing a crisp, clear shift between paved and unpaved surfaces can help to set off a driveway and enhance a landscape. House Painting


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