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  • April 2010 Issue No. 137

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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 Spring Makeovers

    Features
    Before and After: Kitchen
    A new layout and vintage touches update an 1866 Italianate's outdated eatery
    Budget Redo
    Custom-look wainscot adds old-house charm
    Make a Mudroom That Works for You
    Seven drop-spots and tons of tips to make the most of yours
    Hassle-free Steps to a Healthier Home
    Our room-by-room guide for keeping you safe at home
    Reader Remodel
    A retired couple brings the life back to a tumbledown cottage
    All About
    Exterior stain
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House
    Nuts & Bulbs & Squirrels
    Readermail
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home News
    Protect fruit & veggie crops; new law for lead paint; and more
    Home Solutions
    Rubber-duckie bathroom; nontoxic cleaners; natural lawn care; and more
    Paint Ideas
    Make a small bath look bigger with horizontal bands
    Shopping
    Oversize bar pulls
    Get This Look
    Vintage-style home office
    TOH TV
    Household wisdom from Roger Cook
    Photoshop Redo
    An 1880 Folk Victorian regains its character
    Home Economics
    Learn how homeownership can pay off come tax time
    Save This Old House
    An 1861 Greek Revival in Orange County, Virginia
    Workshop
    Landscaping
    Fast-growing trees
    Salvage Style
    Turn ceramic bathroom accessories to jewelry stash
    Animal House
    Build an indoor gate for your pooch
    Weekend Remodel
    Rectangular planter box of cellular PVC
    Q + A
    The pros answer your questions
    Step-by-Step
    Plant a small tree
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Install horizontal blocking to support vertical paneling