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  • November/
    2014 Issue No. 184

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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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  • Add Charm to Every Room

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    before + after: kitchen
    Period style and 21st-century function merge in an uprooted and updated cook space
    before + after: bath
    A repurposed bedroom nook becomes a longed-for luxurious master bath
    high-tech ways to make entertaining easier
    Internet-enabled and app-controlled gizmos that will help you host with more finesse and less stress
    Photoshop redo
    A drab ranch gets a character-building face-lift
    all the comforts of home
    The restoration of an 1896 house pleases homeowners and preservationists alike
    quiet in the house!
    Our fixes for foiling 27 nettlesome noises
    half baths full of style
    Upgrades and touch-up tips designed to put a stylish new face on your powder room
    home solutions
    home solutions
    House-shaped luminaries; quick cures for holiday mishaps; melt ice-dam problems; deal with unwanted mouseguests; budget-friendly fireplace redo; and more
    get this look for less
    Festive farmhouse dining room
    the TOH top 100
    All the coolest new products to make your house smarter and more stylish
    how-to projects
    DIY gift guide
    Give presents a personal touch with our four holiday how-tos
    paint ideas
    One top-to-bottom color lets a coatrack and a bench masquerade as a built-in
    weekend remodel
    Our DIY rolling library ladder will make perusing your built-in bookcase a breeze
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Yardsticks measure up as wall art; put a pocket door back on track; safeguard shrubs from snow damage; keep crown molding from seasonal separations; hot-water radiant-heating checklist; and more
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    letter from This Old House
    Fact is, we're all getting smarter
    reader mail
    Readers respond to September 2014
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