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  • August 2011 Issue No. 151

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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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    Open-air dining room
    making a starter home smarter
    A cost-conscious couple hits the home center to revive their 1941 cottage, inside and out
    28 ways to refresh your bath on a budget
    Wallet-friendly ideas designed to lift your tired washroom's spirits
    idea file
    before + after: kitchen
    A foursquare's eatery gains space, light, and period details
    before + after: bath
    A spare bedroom becomes a relaxing master bath
    design ideas
    Inform your classic bath makeover with Victorian, Craftsman, or Art Deco design elements
    Photoshop redo
    An exterior revamp helps sharpen a Colonial Reviva's curb appeal
    read this before you remodel a bath
    Pro tips and tricks that will help you get your reno just right
    upgrades
    price wise
    Vintage-look handshowers
    Best bets for kitchen and bath
    build it or buy it
    Porch storage bench
    all about
    Ponds
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Make the most of closet space; create a salvaged-brick patio; amp up yard-sale profits; and more
    TOH tv
    tools of their trades
    The TV pros offer insights on their five must-haves
    how-to projects
    landscaping
    How an Idaho gardener creates a late-summer color feast
    paint ideas
    Re-energize a tired surface with paint, glaze, and a combing tool
    weekend remodel
    Dress up your patio or deck with a hypertufa table
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Keep wall frames in place; learn about standby generators; repair burned lawn edges; and more
    step-by-step
    Make compost tea
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Keep your chalk-line hook in position
    reader tool test
    Selectable-speed impact drivers
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    letter from This Old House
    Here's how we can save you thousands
    checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    home news
    Another TOH 2011 Best Old-House Neighborhood: South Fountain Historic District, Springfield, Ohio
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    A charming Queen Anne in Goldsboro, North Carolina