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Dewalt’s 5-inch variable speed random orbital sander.

Dewalt’s 5-inch variable speed random orbital sander.

Gifts for DIY-ers

From safety glasses to orbital sanders, Rob Robillard’s gift ideas for the handy person in your life.By Rob Robillard

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// Service gift ideas

Services such as housecleaning or snow removal can be helpful for those who don’t need any more stuff.

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// Home design books to gift

From the family functional to bohemian best, books to delight the remodeler on your list.

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A seller’s guide to weathering the holidays

Realtor Marjorie Youngren offers tips on selling your home during the “most wonderful time of the year.”

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Broken kitchen tile and missing cabinet hinges

Contractor Rob Robillard weighs in on the proper installation of tile floors and replacing cabinet hinges.

// Your winter home checklist

A to-do list to get your home in order before the impending cold and snow.

Submit your project for Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

Let Globe readers help you transform your space with their picks on everything from countertops to paint to window treatments.

Next door: Town comparison tool

Choose two Greater Boston communities and see how they stack up against each other.


Editor's note

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