Cool tools: Before you make your Black Friday shopping list, check out the Cool Tools Holiday Special. Host Chris Grundy will share everything from great stocking stuffers and high-powered snow blowers to a rotating tree stand, spinning ornaments, a twirling tree topper and a remote control for holiday lights. Youll learn how to string lights on a 20-foot-tall pine tree, create your own icicle lights and use flood lights to accent your house and landscape with color. Cool Tools Holiday Special airs at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday.
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Projects galore: Learn how to replace a concrete front walk with a bluestone design. Architect Michael Kim shows how he planned a modern house inside the shell of an old one. In the second half of the hour, on Ask This Old House, members of the crew install a new kitchen sink and faucet. Then, they will show viewers how to install insulated sidelights on a front door. See this and more at 3 p.m. Tuesday on This Old House Hour.
Climate change: If your garden is filled with tender plants that youd like to keep indoors for the winter, get tips for a smooth transition. Find out what grows well inside and how to care for plants after a move. Watch GardenSMART at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Income suite: Ten years ago Rob and Tricia bought a four-bedroom, detached house with lots of space to raise a family. But as the economy soured, they needed a means for staying in their home. With high ceilings, a walk-out backyard, kitchen and bathroom, their basement has serious potential as a rental. But they need guidance to make it bring top dollar, and HGTV experts are ready to help. Income Property airs at 5:30 p.m. on Monday.