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  • September 2011 Issue No. 152

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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 Redo Ideas

    idea file
    before + after: kitchen
    A foursquare's dated eatery gains the space, function, and flow that suit its owners' style
    28 thrifty ways to customize your cook space
    Budget-friendly upgrades designed to give your kitchen the just-right personal touch
    read this before you remodel your kitchen
    Create the cook space you covet with TOH's expert tips
    all about
    Kitchen faucets
    before + after: bath
    A Queen Anne's storage room is transformed into a cozy, vintage-look master bath
    budget redo
    Faux paneling adds character to a blah master bedroom
    Photoshop redo
    Fresh trim details and Craftsman-style garage doors raise a split-level's curb appeal
    ageless update
    A determined DIYer's use of salvaged materials helps her family's eclectic 1911 rowhouse get a new lease on life
    TOH tv
    sleuthing out a house's age
    TOH general contractor Tom Silva's keen eye spurs a search into the latest project house's true age
    upgrades
    shopping
    Pharmacy lamps
    get this look for less
    Victorian-style bath
    price wise
    Bamboo flooring
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Hit the wall to organize your desk debris; ; keep mold at bay; make a window into a patio table; three grout-scrubber picks; yard-cleanup helpers; DIY safety tips; and more
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Use a pickling solution to give plain wood a driftwood patina
    home center project
    Stash your stuff in a turned-leg desk and storage hutch you can make from stock materials
    landscaping
    A rain-garden project gives a neighborhood more than just a pretty face—it helps keep pollutants out of local waterways
    weekend remodel
    Give your yard a beauty boost with a durable lattice-style cedar fence
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Choose the right portable compressor; reset a sagging gate; get your yard back in shape after a stump removal; avoid unwanted water-heater releases; and more
    TOH tested
    Cordless circular saws
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Learn how to cut uniform balusters for deck railing
    in every issue
    home news
    Another TOH 2011 Best Old-House Neighborhood: Greencastle, Indiana
    checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    save this old house
    An 1830s brick Federal in Wheeling, W. Va.