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  • March 2015 Issue No. 186

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    • Tell Us Your Story
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    • Editor Spotlight
      Scott Omelianuk
      Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House magazine, began his long relationship with home improvement at age 15, when he started working after school as a carpenter's gopher. After years of jobsite toil and practical jokes—including being s

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  • Ways to Brighten Your Home

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    Scroll down to find thisoldhouse.com/mar2015 BONUS content listed under article and column titles
    before + after: kitchen
    The right recipe changes a somber cook space into a cheery gathering place
    before + after: bath
    Raising the roof creates enough room for a light-filled two-part master bath
    shopping
    Glass subway tile
    get this look for less
    Vintage-industrial office
    Photoshop redo
    Updated color palettes bring an American Foursquare's architectural details to life
    bumping up the charm
    A meticulous designer enhances her Dutch Colonial Revival's defining traits
    get more street cred
    Put your place's best face forward with our cornucopia of curb-appeal tips
    add an accent
    Strategies for giving any space a colorful pop of personality with paint
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Breadboard wall collage; 10 uses for keys; porcelain-doorknob hangers; potential toxin risks; budget-friendly front-porch redo; painted stair-runner trim partner; and more
    See how it's done:
    upgrades
    big-box scores
    Enrich your house's inner life with design pros' favorite fixtures, furnishings, and more
    all about
    Shade trees
    how-to projects
    landscaping
    Green up your garden with our guide to feeding plants and soil
    you asked for it
    How-to for hanging remote-control window shades
    weekend remodel
    Give a plain wall stacked-stone personality with hand-painted cast-concrete panels
    More stone veneer projects:
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Prune shrub roses; halt ground-fault shocks; deep-feed an aging tree; advice for fledgling woodworkers; and more
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Grit-savvy way to fold sandpaper
    editors' picks
    Six new products you should know about
    in every issue
    letter from This Old House
    The da Vinci delusion
    reader mail
    Readers respond to November/December 2014
    checklist
    save this old house
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