In This Issue

  • April 2011 Issue No. 147

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    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • 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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  • Make Life Easier

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    Hardworking Rooms
    Mudroom, pantry, laundry, and potting room ideas to streamline daily living
    Before + After: Kitchen
    Opening up a closed-off kitchen adds light, energy, and charm
    Photoshop Redo
    An entry porch and new dormers allow a cottage to put its best face forward
    The Old and the Beautiful
    Six old-house neighborhoods where the dwelling of your dreams may be waiting
    Reader Remodel
    A couple turns an overgrown, rundown 1820 farmhouse into the ultimate family nest
    25 DIY Fundamentals
    Pro secrets to sharpen your DIY skills
    TOH tv
    Remaking Vintage Details
    At the current TOH project house, attention to detail in an addition reflects the couple's respect for their Spanish Colonial Revival's heritage
    upgrades
    Get This Look
    Simple country kitchen
    Shopping
    Faux stone containers
    Price Wise
    Adirondack chair
    All About
    Vinyl flooring
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    Brighten boring cubbies with colorful wallpaper; 10 uses for sponges; pro tips for keeping burglars at bay; learn how to take down termites; and more
    how-to projects
    Paint Ideas
    Add depth and texture to a wall by rag-rolling with a plastic bag
    Landscaping
    Lower your energy costs and reduce rainwater runoff with a green roof
    Weekend Remodel
    Add an elegant touch to your backyard with an arbor-topped garden bench
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Attach rails to deck posts; make white streaks in a lacquer finish disappear; get tree-killing bag worms under control; remove latex-paint splatters from brick siding; and more
    Step-by-Step
    Repair a stone walkway
    Norm's Tricks of the Trade
    Join two pieces of rope with a sheet-bend knot
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    Letter From This Old House
    Oh, brother!
    Checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    Save This Old House
    A Civil War–era Georgian Revival in Jeffersonville, Indiana