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  • August 2014 Issue No. 181

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      Scott Omelianuk
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    before + after: kitchen
    A culinary couple create the roomy, functional cook space they had a taste for
    before + after: bath
    A gut reno brings style, comfort, and coherence to a muddled master bath
    before + after: front yard
    Storm damage is the catalyst for turning unused space into a colorful, secluded garden hangout
    Photoshop redo
    Period touches put an aging Queen Anne right
    looks small, lives large
    After a whole-house reno, a cottage emerges with an updated—and expanded—interior, seaside charm intact
    timeless treasure
    Tour a glorious garden with a "been there forever" look
    9 secrets of cottage style
    Tips fro an interior designer that will perk up any room's personality
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Repurpose ladders as shelf supports; mosquito facts you're itching to know; alfresco mason-jar chandelier; tips for late-summer veggie gardening; budget-friendly office alcove; and more
    upgrades
    shopping
    Vintage style, pick your price
    get this look for less
    Well-traveled terrace
    all about
    Front entry lighting
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Stair risers get a vibrant style step-up
    animal house
    Your dog will have it made in the shade lounging in a canopied outdoor bed you made yourself
    weekend remodel
    Give your garage's facade a tune-up with a DIY pergola
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Turn dirt and stump grindings into rich compost; rebuild a walkway that will last; smooth out a bumpy plaster job; make a cabinet's old hardware screw holes vanish; and more
    step-by-step
    Mini-split AC system
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Finesse a prebuilt interior stud wall into place
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    Letter from This Old House
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    reader mail
    Readers' responses to the June 2014 issue
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