Low-voltage landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home's curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. For the best landscape lighting, plan to incorporate a variety of fixtures and lighting types. If you aren't able to use lights that require wiring, install solar fixtures (but understand that their light levels are not as bright or as reliable). 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).

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. House Painting

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


2708 Bedford Avenue Welcome to burgeoning Ditmas Park, better known as "Victorian Flatbush", with one of the largest collections of Victorian houses in the nation. Named for an early Dutch settler, Ditmas Park was nothing but farmland until the turn of the 20th century. Built in 1905, this semi-detached, classic Victorian townhouse sits on a 25 x 100 lot and is adorned by the highest level of curb appeal Brooklyn has to offer. Replete with porches, front yards, gabled roofs and full of stunning architectural details, 2708 Bedford Avenue continues the tradition in Central Brooklyn. Boasting northern, western and eastern exposures, this semi-detached home is configured as a 4BR+/2BA House Painting
Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty and curb appeal to your home's exterior. In addition to controlling light and ventilation, house shutters also provide security. Exterior shutters can be made of wood, aluminum, vinyl, composite, or fiberglass. New composite materials, such as PVC resins or polyurethane, make trim details durable and low maintenance.
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.
Each episode includes Tim's own Binford-sponsored home improvement show, called Tool Time, a show-within-a-show. In hosting this show, Tim is joined by his friend and mild-mannered co-host Al Borland (Richard Karn), and a "Tool Time girl"—first Lisa (Pamela Anderson) and later Heidi (Debbe Dunning)—whose main duty is to introduce the pair at the beginning of the show with the line "Does everybody know what time it is?" In reply, the audience yells, "TOOL TIME!" The Tool Time girl also assists Tim and Al during the show by bringing them tools. House Painting

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] House Painting

Planting colorful flowers is a surefire way to increase your home's curb appeal. Use bold, bright hues to create a big impact even if you don't have a lot of space. Greet guests with a colorful garden in your parking strip (between the street and sidewalk). For an easy street-side garden plan, feature native plants such as aster, baptisia, and purple coneflower. 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
Porch and stoop railings can deteriorate quickly if not treated properly. If your railings are past their prime, look for quality wood or metal components to replace the existing material and improve curb appeal. As with other improvements attached directly to the house, make sure the color, scale, design, details, and material are compatible with the home's main features. Porch railings supply an integral part of a home's exterior aesthetic, helping to reinforce a home's style. 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. House Painting

Before the first pilot was shot, actor John Bedford Lloyd was in the running for one of two roles; that of Tim's Tool Time assistant (originally named "Glen") and the role of Wilson. Bedford Lloyd eventually got the part of Wilson, but his agent later made claims that the actor was unaware that most of his scenes would require his face to be partially hidden behind a fence. For this reason, the crew received news just one day prior to taping the first pilot that Bedford Lloyd had dropped out. Casting immediately contacted the other actor considered for the role, Earl Hindman.
Nestled along a quiet street and bursting with curb appeal is this delightful home. Vibrant gardens and a quaint red brick facade exude charm and elegance ensuring this is a property that will put a smile on your face before you even step inside. The layout spans three levels and is currently configured as a three-bedroom, two-bathroom abode. Gleaming wood floors flow underfoot throughout much of the home including in the light-filled living room with space to gather with loved ones. The eat-in kitchen is ready and waiting for the passionate cook complete with wood cabinets, a tiled backsplash and a suite of stainless steel appliances including a gas range and a microwave. A ceiling fan ens House Painting
null Split-Level Staircase Leads to the Second Level with 3 Bedrooms and a Romantic Full Bath with Beautiful Mosaic Floor and Vanity! Continue 1 Flight Up to a 4th Bedroom with Storage and More Surprises. Venture to the Basement and Discover Wood-Look Tile Floor in Family Room, Travertine Floor in Bonus Room/Bedroom and Laundry Area, Half Bath with Marble Floor, Yard Access and more. Convenient to all (Shopping, Restaurants, Parks, Transportation) If You're Looking for a Place to Call Home that will be the Envy of All Who Enter, then This is the One You've Been Waiting For!
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.
The theme music for Home Improvement entitled "Iron John's Rock", was composed by Dan Foliart. The theme song is unique for its sampling of power tool sounds as well as Allen's grunting which became his signature. The track also includes instruments such as flute and organ. From Season 7 until the end of the series, a remixed version of the theme song was used. House Painting

If you do not enroll your business in the Trust Fund, you must submit a copy of a $20,000 Surety Bond (or Third Party Bond), properly signed. The copy of the bond must name the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection as the Certificate Holder. Your corporate name, Doing-Business-As (DBA) name (if any), and premises address must be exactly the same on all documents. You must also submit a copy of the bond receipt showing that the bond has been paid in full and does not expire before the end of the licensing period. 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
Dan Aykroyd makes a guest appearance as a blues-loving minister in the episode "Losing My Religion" during the seventh season, the character he was currently playing at the time in the series Soul Man, a series that was also created by the creators of Home Improvement that lasted two seasons. Aykroyd helps Tim understand Tim's son Randy's decision to no longer go to church after he starts volunteering at a hospice. 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
On May 5, 2015, Hollywood Life reported that Allen and Karn had admitted talking about getting back together as a cast for a Home Improvement reboot or reunion show. Karn was quoted as saying, "There is always a chance, absolutely. Would I be on board? Yeah, I think so! I would love to see what the story lines could be, it could be very funny!"[71] House Painting
If your home has an older gutter system, odds are it's also suffering from poor gutter maintenance such as peeling paint, rust spots, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Replace old gutters with newer, snap-fit vinyl gutter systems that go together with few tools and require no painting. If you're on a tight budget, vinyl gutter systems may fit the bill. However, they're known to become brittle and crack over time in cold weather. Copper systems, while pricier, convey an unmistakable look of quality and pretty curb appeal. House Painting
Well-designed walkways make your home feel warm and inviting. For a dramatic improvement to a straight concrete path, replace it with a contoured walkway made of stone or brick. For a less radical upgrade to your curb appeal, apply a colored concrete resurfacer to the old walkway, then edge with brick or stone borders. Brick pavers offer traditional, classic beauty to the landscape of any home. House Painting
Throughout the show, Tim Taylor would often be wearing sweatshirts or T-shirts from various Michigan-based colleges and universities. These were usually sent by the schools to the show for him to wear during an episode.[12] Because Allen considered Michigan his home state, the rule was that only Michigan schools would get the free advertising.[13] There were two notable exceptions to the general rule that Tim only supported Michigan educational institutions on the show. First, during the episode "Workshop 'Til You Drop" Tim wears a Wofford College sweatshirt.[14] Second, during the episode "The Wood, the Bad and the Hungry" Tim wears an Owens Community College sweatshirt.[15] House Painting
Add contrast and color to your home exterior with a new planting bed. Prime spots for curb appeal are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house. When creating a new garden, choose features that will frame your home rather than obscure it. Opt for stone or precast-concrete blocks to edge the bed. Include a mix of plant size, color, and texture for optimal results. House Painting
Welcome guests in with comfortable furniture on the porch that beckons visitors to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Rocking chairs that sway in the wind are often a calling card for visitors. Even a small chair or a minuscule table on your porch can serve as a resting station between outside and inside and boost your curb appeal. And because your front porch is the public face of your home, seating can encourage guests to stay outside and engage with neighbors and streetside activity, too.

If your home has an older gutter system, odds are it's also suffering from poor gutter maintenance such as peeling paint, rust spots, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Replace old gutters with newer, snap-fit vinyl gutter systems that go together with few tools and require no painting. If you're on a tight budget, vinyl gutter systems may fit the bill. However, they're known to become brittle and crack over time in cold weather. Copper systems, while pricier, convey an unmistakable look of quality and pretty curb appeal.


Welcome to this two family detached home is located on a lovely block in Dyker Heights. Driving up this home features a large front porch with great curb appeal, walk into the main unit with a large living room dining room area. 1 large bedroom with great closet space, full bathroom and an eat in kitchen that leads to the basement with side door access. The full finished basement consists of a large hangout area with kitchenette and 3/4 bathroom, the basement also has storage and laundry area. The second floor apartment is a large two story 3 bedroom apartment with an eat in kitchen and attic storage. This home features a private driveway for 4 cars and a detached garage with a concrete yar House Painting
Your Home Awaits. This beautiful semidetached single family home boast a twist of contemporary luxury and old world charm. Situated in a prime Flatbush area, set on a coveted private tree lined street it exudes curb appeal and conveniently located close to all amenities. This home features an abundance space, exposed brick and hardwood floors throughout, open concept living and dining room parted by french style doors, a chef kitchen, full finished basement, bathroom on first floor and a airy second floor with skylight and solar motion sensor that lights the walkway at night. All appliances are in good working condition and fairly new heating system only 4 years old heating. MUST SEE. Call
Premiering in February 2021, Tim Allen and Richard Karn, teamed up with Youtuber DIYer April Wilkerson, on History Channel unscripted competition show Assembly Required; where home handymen/makers/DIYers/inventors, compete to build souped up home tools a la Tool Time from Home Improvement, with supplied parts and pieces, and some of their own junk at home.[74][75] House Painting
Beautiful and charming single family, with finished basement, garage, five car driveway, fenced-in backyard, and sunroom in beautiful Cambria Heights. This home has many desirable features, 4 bedrooms (the master and a 2nd bedroom are located on the 1st floor) with one full bathroom. The master bedroom has a quaint nook area which adds additional space in the room. All bedrooms on the 1st level, living and dining room have hardwood flooring throughout. Right off the kitchen is a door to access the backyard which has a dual sided staircase for your outdooring entertaining. This home also has plenty of closet and storage space. The staircase leading to bedrooms 3 and 4, provide additional bui House Painting
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Spacious 3 bedroom PENTHOUSE duplex in the hot community of Rock, Rock, Rock, Rockaway Beach! This spacious condo offers over 1600 sq. ft. of living space, large master bedroom suite on the top floor with amazing ocean & bay view. Double terraces and deeded parking spot. Awarded by the American Society of Landscape Architects, Shoreview Condominiums showcases a beautiful resiliency garden planter which lines the facade of the building. This innovative white oak flood wall with self sealing entry gates is designed to protect from any future storms, enhance the privacy of the condo units and provide stunning curb appeal. Enjoy all the shopping and nightlife that Rockaway Beach has to of House Painting
This charming side hall colonial is the epitome of a meticulously kept home! You will be stunned by the curb appeal! The first thing you will notice is the pristine, well manicured lawn, equipped with a newer irrigation system that is only 2 years old. But wait, that's not all! This home comes with your very own private, fully tiled, front porch with outdoor lighting for those picturesque summer nights! Now the the actual home itself! Upon entry, you will find hardwood and tile floors throughout, including an oak staircase and railing. Level one features a living room / dining room combination with French doors to an eat in kitchen. The half bathroom is located right off the den/family room
Dan Aykroyd makes a guest appearance as a blues-loving minister in the episode "Losing My Religion" during the seventh season, the character he was currently playing at the time in the series Soul Man, a series that was also created by the creators of Home Improvement that lasted two seasons. Aykroyd helps Tim understand Tim's son Randy's decision to no longer go to church after he starts volunteering at a hospice.

There are currently 69 homes for sale matching curb appeal in New York at a median listing price of $849K. Some of these homes are "Hot Homes," meaning they're likely to sell quickly. Most homes for sale in New York stay on the market for 85 days and receive 2 offers. Popular neighborhoods include Maplewood, Fresh Meadows, Flushing, Bayside, Little Neck, Queens, Forest Hills, Upper East Side, Jamaica, Queens Village, Upper West Side, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Astoria, and Whitestone. This map is refreshed with the newest listings matching curb appeal in New York every 15 minutes.
Dan Aykroyd makes a guest appearance as a blues-loving minister in the episode "Losing My Religion" during the seventh season, the character he was currently playing at the time in the series Soul Man, a series that was also created by the creators of Home Improvement that lasted two seasons. Aykroyd helps Tim understand Tim's son Randy's decision to no longer go to church after he starts volunteering at a hospice. House Painting

Penalties Against Contractors: A customer may sue for actual damages, plus a $500 penalty and reasonable attorneys’ fees if the contractor has used fraudulent written statements to get the customer to sign the contract. The Attorney General is also authorized to go to court to stop illegal practices and order contractors to compensate defrauded customers. Contractors can also face $100 civil fines for violating the Home Improvement Contract Law, and fines from $250 to $2,500 for violating provisions of the law dealing with the protection of a customer’s payments. House Painting
Porch and stoop railings can deteriorate quickly if not treated properly. If your railings are past their prime, look for quality wood or metal components to replace the existing material and improve curb appeal. As with other improvements attached directly to the house, make sure the color, scale, design, details, and material are compatible with the home's main features. Porch railings supply an integral part of a home's exterior aesthetic, helping to reinforce a home's style.
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
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