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  • May 2016 Issue No. 198

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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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  • Easy Upgrades for Kitchen and Bath

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    before + after: kitchen design
    An avid cook updates her favorite room while holding onto some pieces of the past
    before + after: bath design
    A pinched master bath is relocated to make a sophisticated retreat
    landscaping
    Summer-blooming bulbs you'll want to plant right away
    photoshop redo
    Bringing harmony to a clashing two-story
    bright + airy
    A mother-daughter duo transforms a dreary Queen Anne into a dazzling dream home
    garden color that doesn't quit
    Focusing on foliage, a homeowner creates a vibrant landscape on her small city lot
    opening up
    A young couple's cozy cottage grows as their family did: with additions and charisma
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Chef-inspired lighting; seed-starting tips; new uses for painter's tools; quick plumbing fixes; budget-wise master-bath redo; and more
    upgrades
    get this look for less
    Colorful white-washed bedroom
    shop Smarter
    Expert tips on finding, selecting, and fitting in a new refrigerator
    shopping
    Train-style racks to rev up your bath storage
    all about
    Glass mosaic tile how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Seamless style from continuous stripes
    q + a
    A durable hose nozzle; walkway algae removal; get better water pressure; and more
    animal house
    The best floors for those on all fours
    weekend remodel
    Build a back-saving laundry-machine pedestal ask this old house
    editors' picks
    Six outstanding new products you should know about
    norm's tricks of the trade
    Norm shares his father's secret for keeping exterior nuts tight
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