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  • June 2012 Issue No. 159

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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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  • Low-Cost Outdoor Living

    idea file
    before + after: kitchen
    With more space, flow, and function, a cramped cookery becomes the heart of a home
    before + after: bath
    A modest master bath moves into a spacious closet and becomes a spa-style retreat with storage galore
    budget redo
    Tasteful touches update a 1917 living room while ensuring its period details shine through
    shop smarter
    Outdoor fabrics
    39 budget-wise ways to create outdoor rooms
    From living walls to soothing sounds, try our low-cost ideas for enjoying the alfresco life
    got gardening questions? he's got answers!
    A TV expert shares the lessons he learned nurturing his own glorious garden
    family affair
    Three generations rework and revive their beat-down bungalow so they can cohabit comfortably
    the fully built backyard
    A thoughtful deck redo, blended with a brick patio, creates a young family's perfect hardscape hangout
    upgrades
    shopping
    Metal candle lanterns
    get this look for less
    Stylish porch
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Wrap your patio pergola with twinklers to light up your summer nights; 10 uses for old flatware; boost your blossom count by deadheading;guide to grilling; and more
    how-to projects
    landscaping
    Follow our guide to growing bountiful fruit and veggie crops in containers
    money savers
    Spring DIY projects you can tackle to cut energy costs and enhance curb appeal
    home center project
    Build a raised planter with TOH general contractor Tom Silva
    weekend remodel
    Recline in style in a cedar Westport chair you create yourself
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Rebuild a walkway the right way to prevent pavers from shifting; tips for getting rid of garden-pond gunk; adhere baseboard to concrete walls; and more
    step-by-step
    Install a half-round gutter
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Cut holes in drywall for existing outlet boxes
    in every issue
    letter from This Old House
    Pennies saved, C-notes squandered
    save this old house
    A Greek Revival farmhouse with river views in upstate New York