training vines on a plain wooden fence

How to Plant and Train Vines on a Fence

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to enliven a plain fence with climbing vines and flowering plants

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From Musty to Must-See Kitchen

A beach cottage's rundown cook space becomes a year-round haven

crabgrass weed on lawn

What Are Lawn Weeds Trying to Tell You?

Determine your growing condition problems based on the weeds that thrive in them

paint ideas for painting a kitchen wall checkered

Give a Kitchen Checkered Charm With Paint

Add warmth and whimsy to a plain white space with the help of painter's tape and a half-dozen pale shades

cedar Compost Bench against an exterior house wall

How to Build a Cedar Compost Bench

Use clear cedar boards to assemble a comfortable and productive focal point for your yard

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    How Long Things Last
    Want to know when your old furnace or washing machine is going to give out? Here's a guesttimate of the life cycle of all sorts of parts of your house

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Current Issue: May 2014
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