Fall is in full swing. Leaves are falling and the weather is rapidly changing. Fall colors, cool evenings and pumpkins abound – it’s our favorite time of year. It’s also time to weatherize your home for the winter months ahead. You’ll find much of what you’ll need in the way of tips and information to help you along within the pages of our website at onthehouse.com. While you’re at our website be sure to register for our Great Garage Makeover Sweepstakes. It’s your opportunity to walk away with over $5,000 dollars in great prizes from Kreg Tools, Stack-On storage, and Louisville Ladder.

This month’s issue of On The House Express features articles that will keep every weekend warrior busy all month long. In keeping with our Great Garage Makeover, Westcoat, makers of specialty floor coating systems, have been kind enough to share some great information on their new Liquid Dazzle urethane coated epoxy concrete floor finish. This stuff is really hot!

Our good friends at Lennox have some great tips on improving comfort and saving energy in their article — “The Great Indoors: How to Increase Your Comfort at Home This Fall.” It explores the typical questions homeowners have concerning their heating and air conditioning systems. They offer practical answers to control comfort levels and save money. Also stop by Karel’s Korner for advice on Tips for Creating Life in Balance.

Don’t forget to check out this month’s design and decorating tips with Rebecca Cole. While you’re headed that way, stop by In The Kitchen to smell what Dom DeLuise has cooking and be sure to pay a visit to Dr. Roof’s new blog. He has the remedy for the common roofing question, so see what the good doc has to say this month.

Have a great October and we’ll see you in November!

  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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California Redwood Association
California Redwood Association

Classic Metal Roofing Systems
Classic Metal Roofing Systems


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Kreg Tool Company




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Stack-On Products Company

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The Great Indoors: How to Increase Your Comfort at Home This Fall

With the fall season and cooler temperatures just around the corner, many of us will soon be retreating to the great indoors to find comfort and warmth. Yet, many of us may not find the comfy, cozy environment we’re looking for, due to inefficient heating systems or stale, re-circulated air that’s filled with all sorts of pollutants.   Read more…

Get the kitchen ready for Thanksgiving

What could be more satisfying than remodeling your kitchen? Using it! And Thanksgiving is one of the best times of year to be in the kitchen, especially with the expectation of a visit with hoards of friends and family.   Read more…

Fix-it gifts for the holidays

Do-it-yourselfers give their time and talents all year long. When it comes to giving back, there's no better time in home improvement history than the present.   Read more…

10 Tips for Creating Life in Balance

by Karel Nunnink
This month I bring you practical information anyone can use   Read more…

Westcoat’s unique metallic epoxy coating installed in brentwood salon

Since its premier in January 2008, Westcoat’s Liquid Dazzle Epoxy has taken the industry by storm. With its eye-catching metallic additives and unique color changing flow, this durable,100% solids epoxy produces a truly unique surface. It was for many of these reasons that Liquid Dazzle was hand selected for the floors in the Carol Carey Couture Salon & Spa in Brentwood, California.   Read more…

Radio Show October Calendar

October 04
On The House will analyze a Harvard study on residential building cycles and the correlation between home construction and remodeling. The Carey Brothers will share 6 ways to to stiffen a bouncy floor. Also featured will be an in-depth look at carbon monoxide including the dangers and saftey tips.
October 11
In-studio will be experts from West Coat, they will talk about concrete refinishing and architectural coatings for garages, patios, paths and interiors. On The House will also reveal 10 ways to save money on home improvement projects.
October 18
Rebecca Cole will share some fall decorating tips to warm up your home and the Carey Brothers will share their tips for winterizing your home for the cold months ahead.
October 25
On The House will help slash heating costs this winter with tips to reduce heating bills and increase comfort. Also more tips to prepare for winter, from lawn care and leaf removal to chimney sweeps.

On The House Events
Keep checking out our website www.OnTheHouse.com for more features & events throughout October:

Check back to OnTheHouse.com later this month for a special giveaway from PexSupply.com
2008 Great Garage Makeover Sweepstakes can turn your garage nightmare into a dream come true! Win over $5,000 in prizes from Kreg Tools, Stack-On Storage, and Louisville Ladder. Click on the icon to make your garage great!

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 Onion & Mushroom Sauce for Steak or Burgers — This sauce is so delicious, you can serve it with your finest filet, or turn your burgers into a dinner time treat!

Dom's Ceviche — This is a seafood lover's dream!

Dom's Sausage & White Bean Supper — Exactly What You've Been Craving!

Dom's Mocha Fudge Pie — Don't Pass On This Desert!

Here are some of Rebecca’s best garden tips to get you outdoors all month long!

Late Summer Garden Maintenance — Tips on how to maintain your garden as summer comes to a close.

How to turn your spare room into a guest haven. — Be warned…this make work so well your guests will never want to leave!

Bringing The Outdoors In — For those of us with little outdoor space, little time to garden or a little warm weather left in the season.

Child Proof Decorating — All of you lucky enough to have a new baby in your lives, listen up. Here are some quick tips to make your home safe.

Keep the top of your house in top condition. Dr. Roof’s advice can keep you from needing costly housecalls.

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