Tool Time was conceived as a parody of the PBS home-improvement show This Old House.[6] Tim and Al are caricatures of the two principal cast members of This Old House, host Bob Vila and master carpenter Norm Abram.[7] Al Borland has a beard and always wears plaid shirts when taping an episode, reflecting Norm Abram's appearance on This Old House.[8] 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.[9][10]


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. House Painting
Container gardens add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal to any home exterior quickly and affordably. You can buy ready-made containers from garden centers or create your own with your favorite plants. Pots come in a variety of materials, such as terra-cotta, ceramic, wood, and plastic. For most landscapes, a staggered, asymmetrical arrangement works best to create a dynamic setting. House Painting
Homsite can help homeowners make necessary home repairs and home improvements that may increase the value of their property and make it more livable, safe, and energy efficient. Each of the programs described below use the same application. Please select the correct application based on the location of your home, complete and return to our office. The completed application and all required attachments can be mailed or dropped off at our offices (at this time it must be left in our secure lock box due to COVID restrictions), or emailed to [email protected] 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
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

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.
Beautifully maintained and owner occupied turn of the century gem. Own a little piece of charming Woodlawn Heights- steps from Metro North for under 30 min to Grand Central, walk to shops and restaurants, Van Cortlandt Park and easy access to major roads and parkways. Property has been used as a family home for many years and would make a great investment to live in part and rent the rest or strictly as an income property collecting rents in the area going between $2600-3000 each for similar sized units. Main floor unit has been nicely updated with custom cabinetry and granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and includes a large formal dining room, living room and four well sized be House Painting

During its eight-season run, the show always finished in the top 10 in the Nielsen ratings during a season, despite never making the #1 slot (its highest finish was a second-place spot in the show's third season). The series finale became the fifth highest-rated series finale television program of the 1990s and the ninth overall series finale ever presented on a single network in television history, watched by 35.5 percent of the households sampled in America, and 21.6 percent of television viewers.
Behind an immaculate and traditional brownstone faade lies a spectacularly renovated 2-family townhouse that will be loved by modern and traditional aficionados alike! Expanded in size just 3 years ago with the addition of a 2-story extension, and a new penthouse floor added to the top with cathedral ceilings and skylights, this 4-story home was reimagined with the utmost attention to detail. Sitting on an extra deep and rare 131 lot allows all floors to have excellent light, views, and privacy, and both its front and back yards are spacious, open, and manicured to perfection. Situated between Carlton and Vanderbilt avenues in prime Prospect Heights, you will also enjoy the vibrant and conv House Painting
Jay Leno appears with his car collection in the fourth-season episode "Brother, Can You Spare a Hot Rod?", in which he plays a staff member of "Papa Mia" the pizza guy. "If he's not there in 30 minutes, you should have given better directions" He also appeared four years later in the episode "Home Alone" in a dream sequence about Tim's book, saying "Instead of getting a literary genius like Tim Taylor, we're stuck with Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando." Leeza Gibbons and Oprah Winfrey also guest-starred in the episode playing themselves on their respective talk shows talking about Tim's book (and how he has not written it). 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
Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, it's also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entryways and boost curb appeal. This door is flanked by two sidelights. The lantern-style sconces not only safely guide visitors to the door, but also coordinate with the door hardware and urns. 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

Note: Rural homeowners in the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia may be eligible for higher loan or grant amounts under the Single Family Housing Section 504 Repair Pilot Program. Please contact the State Office for more details. House Painting
For existing Section 502 direct and 504 borrowers who have received a payment moratorium related to COVID-19: The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 appropriated additional funds for Section 502 direct and 504 loans, to remain available until September 30, 2023.  The focus will be to refinance existing Section 502 direct and Section 504 borrowers who have received a payment moratorium related to COVID-19.  Beginning May 17, 2021, the Agency will accept applications from existing Section 502 direct and Section 504 loan borrowers, to refinance outstanding loans which have been in an approved COVID-19 moratorium.  Additional information for these borrowers, including a standardized application package, is available at https://pubmai.sc.egov.usda.gov/.
Although revealed to be an excellent salesman and TV personality, Tim is spectacularly accident prone as a handyman, often causing massive disasters on and off the set, to the consternation of his co-workers and family. Many Tool Time viewers assume that the accidents on the show are done on purpose, to demonstrate the consequences of using tools improperly. Many of Tim's accidents are caused by his devices being used in an unorthodox or overpowered manner, designed to illustrate his mantra "More power!". This popular catchphrase would not be uttered after Home Improvement's seventh season,[5] until Tim's last line in the series finale, which are the last two words ever spoken. House Painting

An amazing time to see this property: pick your finishes! This beautiful home was thoughtfully restored to save original wood detailing while bringing a touch of modern living to Ditmas Park. Enjoy smart features throughout the home, as well as heated floors straight through to the kitchen. The kitchen leads to a backyard terrace where you can enjoy a meal under the stars. 6BR, 4 full bathrooms, and a well placed first floor powder room, this house just feels like home. What I love about the neighborhood: a truly suburban feel in the heart of Brooklyn. Ditmas Park is like an art exhibit, every property a different art piece. Everything about this block is warm and welcoming, from the neighb 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
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
The Temple of Artemis awaits as you set foot into this warm and welcoming semi-detached 2 family residence to experience warm and cozy sentiments reminiscent of your childhood. Situated in the heart of highly coveted Great Kills Staten Island, this gorgeous property sits on a tree-lined street accompanied by all the character and charm Great Kills is renowned for. This picturesque 17x44 home sits on a 25x100 property lot boasts parking for 2 vehicles thereby alleviating potential parking woes. Each unit feature ultra-functional floor plans conveying a harmonious balance of comfort and privacy. Bedrooms are all exceptionally roomy with large windows allowing for natural light penetration. Be House Painting
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
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
Note: Rural homeowners in the states of California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia may be eligible for higher loan or grant amounts under the Single Family Housing Section 504 Repair Pilot Program. Please contact the State Office for more details. House Painting
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