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  • November/
    December
    2011 Issue No. 154

    • New!
    • 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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  • Best New Products 2011

    idea file
    the TOH top 100
    All the coolest improvements to make your home smarter, cozier, and more stylish
    before + after: kitchen
    A former family room becomes an open, eat-in cook space and the heart of the house
    before + after: bath
    Period touches and penny tile turn a passe pink bath into a room with function and style
    budget redo
    New molding, trim, paint, and lighting switch on a dull dining room's charm
    Photoshop redo
    Gables, siding, and a porch put a balanced face on a brick-heavy ranch
    detail work
    A 1905 Folk Victorian gets more light, air, and breathing room
    TOH tv
    salvaging pieces of the past
    The TOH team's creative reuse of old materials in new spaces keeps the project house's historic integrity intact
    upgrades
    price wise
    Wall-mount medicine cabinet
    get this look for less
    Handmade holiday dining-room decor
    all about
    Kitchen islands
    home solutions
    Home Solutions
    Ceiling-medallion wreaths that'll last a long time; 10 uses for rubber bands; six basics to get you going on gilding; budget fixes for drafty windows; make sure your Christmas tree arrives home safe and sound; and more
    how-to projects
    paint ideas
    Create waves of texture on a flat wall with a sea sponge and colored glaze
    home center project
    Store your wine stash in a handsome planter-box rack
    weekend remodel
    Our step-by-step shows you how to enhance any room with the classic look of paneled wainscot
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Choose the right extension cord for exterior holiday lights; give a new copper stove hood an aged patina; get rid of chimney stains; replace a cracked undermount sink; use a ladder stand-off to help you clean gutters safely.
    step-by-step
    Replace a baluster
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Learn how to cut a return for the profile on decorative molding
    in every issue
    letter from This Old House
    Finally, the addition's complete
    save this old house
    A historic 1886 Queen Anne manse in Saginaw, Mich.