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  • April 2015 Issue No. 187

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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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    before + after: kitchen
    A remodel revives a cook space's Craftsman past while blending in 21st-century conveniences
    before + after: bath
    Safety, elbow room, and fun finishes top a mom's list for her two tots' new bath
    Photoshop redo
    A new porch and steps give a small house needed curb appeal
    the cottage out back
    Once a grungy garage, an outbuilding is reborn as a charming, cozy guest suite
    designed to delight
    Explore a garden paradise, 40 years in the making
    money savers
    how the pros cut costs (not corners)
    Upgrade your space while putting the brakes on spending
    reader remodel
    A couple of newbie DIYers get a beat-down bungalow back on its feet
    TOH tv
    bridging the gap
    An addition and a revamped facade enhance a Garrison Colonial's historic heritage
    home solutions
    home solutions
    A vintage sewing-machine base gets flower power; pruners for tricky places; clean up bad laundry habits; deter and terminate termites; budget-friendly home-office redo; and more
    Moravian star pendants
    get this look for less
    Elegant farmhouse living room
    build it or buy it
    Cubby shelf
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Colorful trim can bring out the best in any room
    An inventive pruning protocol yields an orchard you can grow anywhere
    weekend remodel
    Establish a stylish boundary between lawn and garden with a border made of brick
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Dampen noisy downspout drips with a rain chain; rhododendron revival; squeaky-floor fix; tips for spraying foam in a gabled-attic ceiling; and more
    editors' picks
    Six new products you should know about
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Install casing on a front door; use a scrap block to help drill perpendicular holes
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    letter from This Old House
    Lots more DIY inspiration
    reader mail
    save this old house
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