Home TV: It Hits Us Where We Live

Home improvement is like cooking: if we spent as much time doing it ourselves as watching others do it on TV, there would be no need for KFC or contractors. So why is it that you can't swing a hammer on cable TV nowadays without hitting, well, a hammer? In one of the homilies that end his Discovery Channel show, designer Christopher Lowell offers a hint. "I hope I've given you some great ideas," he says, "so the next time you have guests, they'll feel as if they've walked into a warm and loving environment."

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