In This Issue

  • September 2010 Issue No. 141

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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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  • Kitchen and Bath

    Features
    Kitchen & Bath Special
    We sorted through the latest products to choose our top picks for perking up your most-used rooms
    26 Low-Cost, High-Style Kitchen Upgrades
    Find just-right finishing touches to customize your cook space
    21 Thrifty Ways to Deck Out Your Bath
    Get the look you want with these cost-conscious makeover ideas
    The Easy-Care Yard
    Surround your home with a vibrant, low-maintenance landscape
    Budget Redo
    A dad puts white tile, blue paint, and his DIY chops to work to brighten his kids' dreary bath
    Before + After: Kitchen
    Hand-glazed tiles and warm woods give an eatery a rustic feel that blends with its Spanish mission-style surroundings
    Before + After: Bath
    Custom cabinetry and other elegant touches turn a pedestrian space into a master bath fit for a gentleman
    First Supper
    Try out the recipes three families feasted on once their kitchens were back in business
    Departments
    Letter from This Old House
    What's Cooking?
    Readermail
    Your feedback, questions, and comments
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home News
    Messy garages can mean mishaps; protect your house from lightning strikes; a 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood; and more
    Home Solutions
    Bring your garden inside as a pillow; refinish the outside of your soaker; clever kitchen tools; 10 uses for nails; and more
    American Craftsman
    Patternmaker Eric Kaster creates unique lighting fixtures with the skill of an old-world artisan
    Paint Ideas
    Turn your wall into a calendar with three shades of chalkboard paint
    Photoshop Redo
    TOH's Real-Life Photoshop Redo Contest winners get a game plan for their cottage's future makeover
    Price Wise
    Black-and-white basketweave tile
    All About
    Kitchen cabinets
    Save This Old House
    A stout Queen Anne in Palestine, Texas
    Workshop
    Home Center Project
    TOH TV general contractor Tom Silva shows you how to create a stylish mirror frame from fluted casings and corner blocks
    Weekend Remodel
    Rev up a room with a wall painted in a colorful five-stripe pattern
    Ask TOH: Q + A
    Make an inexpensive handrail; kill poison ivy; fill in a window opening; and more
    Ask TOH: Step-by-Step
    Propagate perennials by dividing them
    Ask TOH: Tool Test
    High-volume low-pressure paint sprayers