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As he was growing up in Northern California, Todd Spanier found nothing unusual about his family’s interest in foraging for wild mushrooms. Today it's his thriving business, The King of Mushrooms, named in honor his family’s tradition.

For safety’s sake, we added a hand railing to a basement stairway and regretted not doing it sooner. Since stairs are the location for many home accidents, the addition of a handrail to steady yourself, especially when carrying something, means safe passage. A handrail is also needed on a wide-open or steep stairway. Whichever direction you’re going – up or down – a stair railing ensures safe footing and passage on a stairway.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Nearly two dozen sailors on an Australian military ship going to deliver aid to Tonga have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday, raising fears they could bring COVID-19 to a Pacific nation that has so far managed to avoid any outbreaks.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea recorded more than 8,000 new coronavirus infections for the first time Tuesday as health authorities reshape the country's pandemic response to address a surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.

TikTok creator @kmgdesignes covered up some dated tile kitchen counters with a faux concrete kit. You’re just a couple of coats, some sanding, and a sealer away from achieving this trendy countertop look at home.

Home renovators @steveandmichele managed to DIY a new kitchen countertop that fits seamlessly into a modern farmhouse kitchen but cost less than $200. With just $179 of materials (plus some power tools and skill), you can create faux butcher block counters.

TikTok creator @steffydegref updated some dated countertops using a faux marble counter epoxy paint kit. This method does take a little more artistic skill to get natural looking marble veins, but it’s still easy enough for beginner DIYers.

A big kitchen or bathroom renovation can seriously eat into your savings, so finding affordable DIY ways to redo your counters is a must for anyone with a dated house and a budget. These TikTok hacks show you how to get a new look for way less money.

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