In This Issue

  • May 2003 Issue No. 68

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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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  • Great Outdoor Spaces

    Features
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Old Meets Bold
    A timeworn bungalow gets an up-to-date look.
    By Bruce Irving
    Daylilies
    This easy-to-grow perennial just got better, with more colors, shapes, and sizes.
    By Suzy Bales
    Up a Tree
    Grown-up getaways for the kid in all of us.
    By Jeanne Huber
    A Welcoming Home
    Improving the flow of a 1720s Colonial.
    By Elizabeth Gehrman
    Installing a Flagstone Walk
    Eight steps to a perfect pathway.
    By Doug MacKay
    Stairs With a Twist
    Three alternatives to the straight-run stair.
    By Jonathan Binzen
    Open-Air Rooms
    Great outdoor spaces with all the comforts of home.
    By Peter Walsh
    Dream Weaving
    An Illinois family plan their perfect kitchen.
    By Alexandra Bandon
    Departments
    On the Job
    Buried treasure; Before & After; Lesson Learned; etc.
    House Calls With Steve
    An appliance-packed kitchen remains elegant and inviting
    Letter From [ITALIC {This Old House}]
    Take it outdoors, says executive producer Russell Morash
    New Products

    Pull Up a Seat

    The world looks better from a garden perch.
    By Scott Schilling
    Talking Shop

    Hot Stuff

    Choosing and using torches, heat guns, and soldering irons.
    By John Kelsey
    Luxuries

    Dream Grills

    The top of the line in charcoal, gas, and electric cookers.
    y Dan DiClerico
    Upkeep

    Bye-Bye, Bounce

    Tom Silva's tricks for stiffening a springy floor.
    By Scott Gibson
    Finances

    Going, Going, Gone!

    Buying houses at auction is the new real estate trend.
    By Jeffrey Rothfeder
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Leaky skylights; moss between pavers; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Table-saw push stick; hauling safely, etc.