Welcome to the May edition of On The House Express! April showers are sure to bring May flowers—and along with them, some gardening challenges such as greening up your lawn. In this issue of OTH Express, we have some tips that will help ‘spring your lawn’ back into shape.

Spring is a great time to throw open windows and doors and let some fresh air in after being cooped up all winter. This month we’ll help you with your spring cleaning tasks. Plus, we’ll help you get organized ‘closetwise.’

Sprucing up your home and garden can lead to quite an appetite. What can be more fun than a backyard cookout? Not on that old crusy grill! Take note of this month’s BBQ cleaning tips and you’ll not only be proud of what comes off of your grill—you’ll be equally proud of the way it looks! We’ve even thrown in a few Dom DeLuise recipes and cooking tips to boot!

Finally, with summer just around the corner, a dip in the pool can be mighty inviting. Have a look at our swimming pool maintenacne tips before placing even your big toe into the pool. We’ll help you keep your water fresh and your equipment running efficiently.

It’s all in this month’s issue of On The House Express.

Have a great May!

 
  Morris and James Carey


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Quick Tips!

[???] A clean home is a happy home! Here's how!

[???] Beautiful tans lead to early aging and serious skin problems, so protect yourself! Here's how!

[???] Help your lawn "spring back" after a six-month long Winter's nap. Here's how!




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Organizing Spring Cleaning

A maze of cobwebs, a buildup of soot, dust-laden upholstery and window coverings and filthy windows are a few of the reasons that we engage in the annual ritual known as spring cleaning.   Read more...


Cleaning Your Barbecue and Cooking Tips

Morris' son Eric (called Ricky) has delighted the family with his talent for barbecuing. His wife and kids had been able to keep his mastery of the grill a secret until recently when he was asked to help cook at a large family gathering.   Read more...

Boosting Your Home’s Bottom Line: Big Ideas for Making a Good First Impression

A home’s exterior makes or breaks the first impression when prospective buyers see your home initially. If you’re looking to add value to your home without spending a lot of money, consider enhancing its curb appeal with a new front door. A spruced-up entryway can add as much as $24,000 to a home’s perceived value, according to research commissioned by Therma-Tru Doors.
Whereas many doors are made of wood or steel, newer fiberglass materials and design options make the rich look of a wood door more affordable and easier to maintain. Fiberglass won’t rot, swell or peel like wood; requires minimal maintenance; provides excellent thermal protection; and offers unlimited possibilities for styles and finish options.
Today’s manufacturers also offer a wide array of choices for your home’s entryway, from doors that complement your home’s architectural style to custom looks using decorative glass, sidelites, transoms and more. Here are some “IDEAS” for choosing a new entryway system for your home:   Read more...

Maintaining a Swimming Pool

"The Beverly Hillbillies," a '60s television series, might have given viewers the impression that swimming pools were the province of loaded Californians. That is not the case today. We travel by air across this great land and can report with certainty that swimming pools are everywhere.   Read more...

OnTheHouse goes On The Road

We’ve been busy travelling this year. See the pictures from our road trips:

On The House May Calendar

May 05
Special On The House with Rebecca Cole and Robert Verdi hosting the program
May 12
On The Road at the National Hardware Show in Orlando, FL
May 19
May 26
Best Of Show—Happy Memorial Day


OnTheHouse Events Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for more features & events throughout May:

Kwikset celebrates National Safety Month by offering up some home safety tips
Itís a Caulk. Itís an adhesive. More great uses on the way for Polyseamseal All Purpose Adhesive Caulk.
Therma-Tru reveals the winners of the Ugliest Door in America Contest™ .
TimberTech will show you how to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

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!

Dom's Parmesan Crusted Chicken — So Delicious & Healthy!

Dom's Ham and Asparagus Frittatas — Fabulous with Cottage Cheese!

Italian Eggs Benedict — Yes, eggs sent all the way from Italy, have to be good!

Pasta Salad — Don't let the "salad" name deceive you. It's plenty gooood!


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