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Cook up a color-happy kitchen

Kitchens of any vintage can look great with colorful walls. Pumpkin, cobalt and deep Prussian blue enhance all kinds of wood, whether you’re working with 19th-century pine, Craftsman-era oak or midcentury walnut.

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Morocco offers luxurious, powerful decor

The country of Morocco absorbs elements of surrounding cultures: France, Spain and Portugal. It is also strongly influenced by the Mediterranean, Africa and Persia as well as traditions of Islam. When all these cultures, colors and traditions mesh, an unusual style emerges.

Handyman

Only you can prevent a dryer fire

Clothes dryers cause 2,900 fires in residential buildings each year, resulting in five deaths and $35 million in property damage. The majority are a result of lint buildup inside the dryer or the pipe that vents it to the outside.

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In the heat of summer, think of fall

Burnt out on summer? Start thinking fall - vegetables, that is. It seems like summer just started, but it's time to begin work on the fall vegetable garden, too. Transplant seedlings for broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and celery. Indoors, plant seeds for leaf lettuce, chard, kohlrabi and other fall crops, to be transplanted later. Sow seeds for head lettuce, parsnips, rutabaga, beets and turnips directly in the ground. The warm soil will get them off to a fast start.

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