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  • November 2006 Issue No. 103

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    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • 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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  • 3 Warm Re-dos

    Features
    Rowhouse Revival
    It had been moved, cut up into apartments, even used as a bordello. Learn how this 1878 Italianate regained its honor
    Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job
    TOH's inside guide to getting a flawless, professional finish
    9 Steps to Getting the Kitchen You Want
    Lessons from this season's TOH TV project in partnering productively with your kitchen designer
    A Renovation to Remember
    The 1890 farmhouse he only meant to fix up to sell won this homeowner's heart—but not by making it easy
    A New Spin on the Laundry Room
    Three designs packed with ideas for upgrading the lowly laundry to first-class functionality and even, yes, beauty
    Departments
    Bath Design
    Unmuddling a bad remodel created a safer, more efficient bath witha spacious, luxurious feel
    Salvage
    Vintage columns carry a load of characer, indoors and out
    Luxuries
    Kitchen pendant lights
    Green House
    Pellet stoves reduce your heating bills and burn hotter and cleaner than woodstoves or fireplaces
    Home Tech
    In-wall speakers deliver big sound—and declutter the room
    Toolbox
    A user's guide to a 5-in-1 painter's tool
    How It Works
    Radiant floor heating
    Upkeep
    Replace a worn-out entry threshold
    Save This Old House
    George Washington slept in this 1750 house—and it's yours if you move it
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Beefing up the attic insulation; fixing flooded driveways; and more Q&A
    Skill Building
    How to fish wires in walls; shortening a wood column; and more lessons
    Norm's Notebook
    Advice on caring for tools, from the TOH master carpenter
    Resource Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue