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  • March 2012 Issue No. 156

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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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    idea file
    before + after: kitchen
    Check out the details that made this cook space a winner
    before + after: home office
    A front room is reborn as an office, a library, and a half bath
    budget redo
    A DIY vanity top and wallet-friendly fixtures brighten a dingy powder room
    Photoshop redo
    Beefier columns help improve a house's Neo-Colonial style
    paint ideas
    Give your entry an energy boost with our color pro's front-door paint picks
    landscaping
    Use our foundation planting guide to help your house make a finer first impression
    8 smart curb-appeal makeovers
    Thrifty ideas designed to put any house's best face forward
    light-filled & detail-rich
    A Colonial-style house's redo strikes just the right balance
    TOH tv
    building on an American original
    Smart design and handcrafted touches bring the circa 1720 project house into the 21st century
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Create a handsome hairpin-leg table; 10 uses for coffee grounds; in-house fire hazards to hunt for; turn a tree stump into a planter; drinking-water facts; and more
    upgrades
    get this look for less
    Shaker-style kitchen
    shopping
    Colorful kitchen aids
    price wise
    Limestone floor tile
    all about
    Fiber-cement siding
    how-to projects
    salvage style
    Transform a vintage barn pulley into an adjustable bedside sconce
    animal house
    Create the perfect place to pamper your pooch at bath time
    weekend remodel
    Step up your house's curb appeal by giving your entry porch a stone-veneer makeover
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Install hardwood trim without cracking plaster walls; safe places to hide from a violent storm; and more
    TOH tested
    Heavy-duty pruners
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Use a nailer to attach crown molding to kitchen cabinets
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    Why a DIYer's work is never done
    checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
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