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  • May 2002 Issue No. 58

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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 and Bath Issue - 2002

    Features
    Homeowners Handbook

    Installing a Toilet

    Richard Trethewey puts in a two-piece model at the TV show's Manchester project house.
    By Scott Gibson
    Kitchen Confidential
    Sound advice on building a beautiful kitchen from a skilled and savvy homeowner.
    By Joe Carter
    Smaller, Smarter, Safer
    Compact and innovative products for the kitchen or bathroom.
    By Nancy Lackman
    Center Stage
    The Manchester kitchen changes location to become the house's focal point.
    By Jefferson Kolle
    Landscaping a Sloped Lot
    New retaining walls, decks, and native plants enhance the Timeless Home project.
    By Sam Martin
    The Powder Room Under the Stairs
    Tom Silva finds the headroom to give the Manchester house another half bath.
    By Alexandra Bandon
    Cooks' Kingdom
    A new kitchen and family room turn a summerhouse into a year-round home.
    By Jonathan Binzen
    Behind the Scenes at [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    We visit the set to see how the producers craft TV's reigning home-improvement series.
    By Tom Russo
    Poster: Soft Flooring
    Linoleum, vinyl, cork, even leather are comfortable, durable, and look better than ever.
    By Dan DiClerico
    Departments
    On the Job
    The TV project boathouse informs the look of the main residence.
    House Calls With Steve
    A relocated kitchen becomes the heart of a house.
    Ask the Expert
    Repairing laminate, fascia boards, and brick veneer.
    Letter From [ITALIC {This Old House}]

    Talent Search

    TV-show producer Bruce Irving on finding subcontractors.
    Workshop
    Transformations

    Home, Sweet Bungalow

    A six-year reno saves a 1916 Craftsman-style house.
    By Margaret Nelson
    Upkeep

    Brick Tricks

    Fixing old masonry without making it look brand new.
    By Jordan Reed
    By Design

    Sink on Legs

    A compact console saves space in a small bathroom.
    By Dan DiClerico
    Technology

    Keeping It Pure

    Water filters protect against a variety of hazards.
    By Max Alexander
    Talking Shop

    The Right Brush

    How to choose the best painting utensils.
    By Clayton DeKorne
    Materials

    Stainless Steel

    This metal works well and looks great all over the kitchen.
    By Jeanne Huber
    Luxuries

    Steam Shower

    Soothe away stress at home in a matter of minutes.
    By Max Alexander