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  • May 1999 Issue No. 28

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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 - 1999

    Features
    A Kitchen Ahead of Its Time
    Harriet Beecher Stowe's other passion: order and efficiency in the heart of the home.
    By Joseph Poindexter
    Dream House: Putting Down Roots
    The landscaping plan for This Old House magazine's Connecticut project will transform a muddy construction site into a yard that echoes the careless, romantic charm of a 19th-century English country garden.
    By Brad Lemley
    Window on Key West
    A conch house loses its louvers for historically accurate sash and old-fashioned glazing.
    By Jack McClintock
    An American Craftsman's House
    Furniture maker Thomas Moser carves out a Maine house that's like, well, a big piece of furniture.
    By Brad Lemley
    Natural Domain<
    A pond focuses a landscape, drawing man and beast to its soggy fringes.
    By Verlyn Klinkenborg
    Departments
    One Sub, to Go
    Past Project Update: Savannah
    The New This Old House Web Site
    The Next Norm
    Dig This Pool
    May Calendar
    House Calls

    Small Kitchen, Big Plan

    A confabulation among the owners of an old Colonial, their architects, and the host of This Old House produces an efficient, inviting work area.
    By Steve Thomas
    Transformations

    Bath With a View

    A former Queen Anne closet gets the royal treatment.
    By Joseph D'Agnese
    Equipment

    Muscle Stoves

    Commercial-style power ranges make cooking a gas.
    By Brad Lemley
    Luxuries

    Butler's Pantry

    A well-planned and beautifully designed staging area next to the dining room is the next best thing to having Jeeves himself serve the meal.
    By Hope Reeves
    Materials We Love

    The Natural Flooring

    Linoleum makes a comeback and proves it's not what you think.
    By Cynthia Sanz
    By Design

    Rethinking the Great Room

    Smaller is better when the kitchen/family room combo overwhelms.
    By Curtis Rist
    Upkeep

    The Cure for Grout

    A simple operation puts a fresh frame around old tiles.
    By Joseph Hurst-Wajszczuk
    Finances

    Money From Home

    Subtracting what you owe from what you own equals renovation cash.
    By Susan Berger