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  • March 2010 Issue No. 136

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      Scott Omelianuk
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  • Curb Appeal for Less

    Features
    Paint Ideas, p. 49
    Use contrasting colors to make your entryway a neighborhood knockout
    Secrets to Great Curb Appeal, p. 66
    6 exterior makeovers with inspiring ideas
    Before and After: Kitchen, p. 27
    Major changes make a period kitchen functional while leaving its character intact
    Best Places to Buy an Old House, p. 34
    6 neighborhoods where you may find the finely crafted house of your dreams
    Reader Remodel, p. 74
    Transforming an American Foursquare becomes a family affair
    Garden Junk, p. 80
    Use castoffs to enhance your yard's flower power
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House, p.13
    Nuts & Bulbs & Squirrels
    Readermail, p. 14
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Checklist, p. 16
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home Solutions, p. 19
    Wallpapered risers, stone wall spruce-up, and more
    Shopping, p. 31
    Standout switch plates
    Pricewise, p. 40
    Ergonomic bypass pruners
    Get This Look, p. 42
    Vintage-style home office
    Build It or Buy It, p. 50
    Compost bin
    TOH TV, p. 53
    Household wisdom from Richard Trethewey
    All About, p. 84
    Wood windows
    Save This Old House, p. 110
    A 1910 Greek Revival in Wilson, N.C.
    Workshop
    Landscaping, p. 45
    Get ready for spring blooms
    Weekend Remodel, p. 57
    Belgian block driveway edging
    Q + A, p. 93
    The pros answer your questions
    Step-by-Step, p. 97
    Water heater maintenance
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade, p. 98
    Plug latch and knob holes, and more
    Reader Tool Test, p. 99
    Power multitools