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  • November 2008 Issue No. 123

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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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  • 19 Before & Afters

    Features
    Before and After
    How one couple transformed a gloomy 1953 Cape Cod into their dream house—and saved big doing it
    One-Room Redos
    Six small-scale remodels that yielded great results
    Three Small Spaces, Nine Bold Color Ideas
    High-impact paint color combos make even the littlest rooms speak volumes
    Old House, Smart House
    Long before the buzz about building green, houses were doing a fine job conserving energy
    Hey, Dad...Are You Busy Next Weekend?
    A young homeowner takes on the huge restoration of a Second Empire house, with a little help from her pop
    Departments
    Kitchen Design
    A 1920s galley is revived and expanded with sleek surfaces and open shelves
    Luxuries
    Eight built-in medicine cabinets that stylishly do away with daily annoyances
    Salvage
    Convert a vintage cottage door into a charming dressing vanity—in one day
    From the TOH TV Job Site
    As they built their ideal house, Amy and Pete Favat documented all that inspired them in a design file
    Elements of a Style
    The rich details of the Queen Anne style are surprisingly affordable
    How It Works
    Cut heating and air-conditioning costs with a superefficient heat pump
    Toolbox
    Brighter, tougher, longer-lasting—seven of our favorite LED flashlights
    Step-by-Step
    Color—wash your walls and get in touch with your inner artist—in one weekend
    Save This Old House
    The restoration of this Folk Victorian in Missouri is nearly complete
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Heat a garage; insulate a door window; seal a cracked tree; and more Q & A
    Norm's Notebook
    The TOH master carpenter on getting the most out of your batteries
    Directory
    Find the products and services featured in this issue