Summer may be rapidly approaching its end, but don't worry; we're always here to help out with your home projects, whatever the weather. This month, we've got some hot projects and cool tips; from composting, to deck building, to setting up your own home theater.

Speaking of decks, be sure to enter our "Great Backyard Giveaway," presented by the California Redwood Association. One lucky winner will receive the awesome grand prize that includes materials to build your own 400 square foot redwood deck, a five burner stainless steel gas barbecue, an accessory kit filled with all sorts of neat goodies and a portable ice maker. You can enter by clicking on the "Great Backyard Giveaway" icon at the home page of our website at But be sure to enter before the contest ends on August 22! Who knows - maybe it will be your name that James and Morris will announce as the winner, LIVE on our August 25 radio show!

Also in this month's issue of On The House Express, the California Redwood Association offers some great information about how you can live green by using redwood.

Thanks for reading On the House E-Newsletter, and we hope you'll tune in for our next issue in September!

  Morris and James Carey

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Rebuilding Together
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Avoiding the Draft

Besides being more comfortable and saving money on the utility bill, an energy-efficient home helps conserve our natural resources. Eliminating drafts is one of the least expensive, most cost-effective improvements you can make to your home.   Read more...


The development of elaborate outdoor living spaces is a trend that has continued to rise along with the growth of the decorative concrete industry. By laying patio pavers to create unique hard surface features, using concrete coatings to add elegance to otherwise dull concrete slabs or installing amenities like concrete countertops, fireplaces and barbeque pits, outdoor spaces like patios and porches have become a favorite place for homeowners to entertain with style. For project inspiration, visit and select “QUIKRETE™ At Home.”


Composting – It's All About Layers

Composting is one of the most direct and beneficial forms of recycling in existence. Learn more about it by clicking here!   Read more...

KAREL’S KORNER: Posture and Core Strength

by Karel Nunnink
According to the Mayo Clinic, 1997: 85% of all Americans have some sort of back ailment. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when!   Read more...

Building a Redwood Deck

The addition of a wood deck is an easy and economical way to improve your home.

Redwood for Green Living: The original low-maintenance deck is a sound environmental choice

By Charles Jourdain
The better picture you have in your mind about how you want your deck to look and feel before you start building it, the more likely you are to enjoy the end result.


On The House August Calendar

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OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website for more features & events throughout August:

The Great Backyard Giveaway
Enter the Great Backyard Giveaway, presented by the California Redwood Association, for your chance to win a gorgeous redwood deck and other prizes that will make your yard the envy of the neighborhood.

In The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

Here are some of Dom's best recipes for you and your family to enjoy over the next month!

Italian Chicken Sandwiches — A taste from Italy, wrapped up in a neat sandwich!

Pork Kabobs — Fire up your BBQs for this one!

Roasted Red Potatoes & Asparagus, Italian Style — You'll love this yummy veggie delight!

Seafood Risotto — No leaving your post to prepare this one!

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