Can’t believe it’s already December, where did the year go? As we bid farewell to 2009, we optimistically look forward to 2010. There’s a lot of great things happening at On The House, so keep your radios tuned in and your computers logged on for all your home improvement, remodeling, gardening, and design needs.

With winter and the holidays upon us, check out our tips and projects to keep your home in tip-top shape. From preventing water lines from freezing to removing ring stains on furniture, you’ll be prepared for just about anything! Also make sure to read up on new innovations in attic storage for when you need to store all those holiday decorations, and the latest in bathrooms remodels.

Stop by Karel’s Korner for advice on making healthy food choices, Rebecca Cole’s Digging, Decorating, & Design Tip of the Week for professional help for in and out of the home, and the Green Tip of the Week, presented by Serious Materials, for easy ways to be more “green” in your everyday life.

Thanks for all your support in 2009 and we look forward to continuing to take home improvement to the next level in 2010!

  Morris, James and Rebecca
  Morris and James Carey and Rebecca Cole

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[???] A dripping water faucet will help to prevent a water line from freezing up. Here's how!

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Aging in Place Can Be Done with Style and Grace

Aging in place - updating one’s home to accommodate changing needs and abilities as one ages - doesn’t have to mean sacrificing a home’s style and decor. From attractive lighting designed to work well for aging eyes to barrier-free shower stalls that compete in beauty and practicality with what you might find in a luxury community for those 55 and older, plenty of home modifications now make it possible to age in place gracefully and stylishly.   Read more…

Attic Storage Space: A Valuable Hidden Asset

. The attic space in traditional homes is the space between the ceiling and the roof. In general the attic area is above the living space and duplicates the floor plan of the home.  Most homes with a pitched roof have some attic space available. The volume of usable attic space in any given home depends on a number of structural factors, such as the pitch of the roof, type and size of joist lumber used and, if constructed with trusses, the type of trusses used. Attic access is also important. Some attics can only be reached through a small trap door in the ceiling, while other attics are provided access via Hidden Asset: A Well Organized Attic   Read more…

Replacing A Lamp Socket

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Installing a frost-proof sillcock

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Radio Show December Calendar

December 05
On The House brings another exciting edition of America's Number One Home Improvement Radio Show to the airwaves. Tune-in to this program for energy efficiency advice and the all-new Green Tip of the Week to learn how to save money on your home heating bill. We begin our "Under The On The House Christmas" giveaways, with some great prizes to be won!
December 12
Rebecca Cole will share her Digging, Decorating, & Design Tip of the Week, and this week is "Toxic Holiday Decorations - Stay Stylish but Safe". The Carey Brothers will also be answering your questions live so give us a call at 800-REPAIR-IT. We are continuing are "Under The On The House Christmas" promotion so call us and you might be a winner!
December 19
Our last live show of 2009. Join On The House for a special look back as we look into the future of 2010. This is your last chance to ask your home improvement, gardening and design questions. And it's your last chance to win some great prizes!
December 26
Christmas, On The House style. Our Best-Of Show to remember the best tips and the greatest moments of On The House in 2009. Sit back and relax and enjoy some laughs as we reminisce on this past year.



In The Kitchen, with Dom DeLuiseIn The Kitchen with Dom DeLuise

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

Hearty Mushroom Barley Soup — What could be better on a chilly November day than a nice bowl of Dom's soup.

Pumpkin Pie — It's impossible to have Thanksgiving without Pumpkin Pie!

Broccoli with Crumb Topping — Here is a great new way to eat your vegetables!

Holiday Leftover Casserole — Here's a great way to "liven" up your holiday leftovers!


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Here are some of Rebecca’s best Gardening and Decorating tips to keep you busy indoors and out all month long!

How To Warm Up Your Home For Winter — Looking for a few ways to change your home for the winter and snuggle in with a few basic changes.

Winterizing Your Garden — The life of both plants and pots can be prolonged in harsh climates by winterizing.


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