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July 2004

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Finishing Touches

Very few garages are completely finished when the house is built. Current building code requires that walls common to the house be covered in gypsum board, so you're lucky if one or two walls are covered. Even if there is gypsum board, the walls are seldom truly ready for paint. Finishing the walls in a garage isn't very expensive or difficult. At the most, you'll need to frame a wall or two (if you have concrete) and have Sheetrock hung. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, this is a great project to take on because the quality of the finishing work isn't that critical.

TV Goes High Tech

Television has never been easier to watch. But a visit to any home electronics store shows that choosing which new television to buy has never been more complicated. Over half a century, television has evolved as a portal for information and entertainment. Despite the Internet, it remains the primary window to the world for most people. But if you're in the market for a new television and haven't shopped for one in a few years, we're here to help. You're going to need to learn a few new terms and some acronyms. You don't have to be fluent just the basics.

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