Even the best home can be made a little bit better. Check out the latest from some of our favorite remodeling experts.  


Add just the right touch to decking or siding with exterior finish made specifically for Hawaii’s tropical environment with No Ka Oil, $75 per gallon, from Pacific American Lumber.
Designed by Mark Goetz, the Flirt Chair impresses in its embossed leather in a tiger-print pattern. Its splendid wood picks up the softer gold undertones from the leather while gilded nail heads trail around the frame’s edges, from markgoetz.com.
The triple basalt pedestal from Stone Forest, which combines natural and polished surfaces to achieve its striking and organic presence, is a dramatic addition to any home. Each set of three plinths is cut from a single column of basalt, $2,300, from Ferguson Bath, Kitchen and Lighting Gallery.
The Toto C100 features a streamlined design with a convenient side remote panel. Features include a premist before each use, a soft-close seat, a built-in air deodorizer and adjustable water temperature and pressure, $599, from The Bathroom Store.  
With a 3-amp motor that spins the pad up to 12,000 OPM, this Dewalt 5” variable speed sander is tough enough to get the job done fast. Plus, its shorter height allows you to get closer to the project. $85, City Mill. 

1. The Makita 1.25-HP Compact Router has a variable-speed control dial to fit the project perfectly, $105, from City Mill. 
2. The Porter-Cable 20V MAX 2-gallon cordless wet-dry vacuum offers 28 minutes of run time, making it perfect for quick cleanups. The new vacuum features a 7.8-foot hose to help access hard-to-reach areas, $80, from Lowes.
3. The Bosch 12-Volt Multi-X Oscillating Tool is perfect for various cutting, sanding, grinding and scraping projects. Suitable for soft wood, hardwood, drywall, plastic and various metals, $90, from City Mill.  
4. The Dewalt 20V MAX* XR Li-Ion brushless compact drill is lightweight as well as compact for working in tight spaces for long periods of time. Three-mode LED provides lighting in dark spaces up to 20 times brighter than the previous model. Includes driver kit, $205, from City Mill.
5. The Dremel Micro 8-volt max toolkit cuts metal with ease, offering the perfect combination of size, ergonomics and power for both precise and light tasks, $93, from City Mill.  
6. The Milwaukee 2691-22 M18 cordless 2-tool combo kit includes a drill driver, an impact driver, two batteries and a multi-volt charger, $205, from City Mill.  
 

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