In This Issue

  • October 2010 Issue No. 142

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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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  • Energy Issue

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    100-Year-Old Cottage, 21st-Century Remodel
    A couple's eco-friendly choices transform a circa 1910 house into an energy-efficient "living lab"
    Slash Your Utility Bills With a DIY Energy Audit
    Find and fix 12 energy-sucking, money-wasting problem areas
    Before + After: Kitchen
    The right redo recipe lets a Victorian-era rowhouse's eatery keep its flavor while updating its efficiency
    Landscaping
    Trees and shrubs that will give your landscape dazzling fall foliage
    Lessons Learned
    Advice for nine readers on how to cope with their remodeling goofs and get it right next time
    American Craftsman
    Charles Peterson turns wood floors into hand-fashioned works of art
    Vintage Bath on a Budget
    Follow a DIY couple's example to create your own dream bath
    TOH tv
    Get the Lead Out
    Addressing hidden dangers at the new project house
    upgrades
    Shopping
    Recycled, reclaimed, repurposed products
    Get This Look
    Rustic reclaimed workspace
    Price Wise
    Smart smoke alarms
    Build It or Buy It
    Small bookcase
    All About
    Gas fireplaces
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    Let your pumpkins light the way this Halloween; use a pro's tips to reupholster a chair seat; peruse TOH staffers' greener cleaning product picks; and more
    how-to projects
    Paint Ideas
    Give your walls the look of custom wallpaper with a store-bought stamp
    Whaddaya Call It?
    Exhaust-fan ventilation system
    Weekend Remodel
    Extend your gardening time with a cold frame made from a salvaged window and rot-resistant planks
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Get the drip out of frost-proof handles; find and fix a basement-wall leak; remove a glass-block shower wall; repair a wind-whacked storm door; and more
    What Product When
    Circular saws
    Step-by-Step
    Insulate your walls
    Tool Test
    Compound miter saws
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Learn where to locate deck footings
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    Letter From This Old House
    The haunting
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Home News
    Check the law before hatching your poultry plans; 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood; and more
    Save This Old House
    Own an 1850s farmhouse in Pekin, Ind.