In This Issue

  • October 2003 Issue No. 72

    • New!
    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • 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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  • Successful Remodeling

    Features
    TV Project: A Cottage in Concord
    Transforming a backyard barn into a home for Mom and Dad.
    Max Alexander
    A New Old House
    The bones of a 250-year-old timber frame give shape to a new addition.
    Ryan Robbins
    Winning at the Remodeling Game
    How to get what you want without losing your mind.
    Josh Garskof
    Under Glass
    A conservatory adds light-filled space — and a distinctive architectural element
    Max Alexander
    Just One of the Guys
    Our new TV host gets a grunt's-eye view of the trades at This Old House "boot camp.
    Kevin O'Connor
    Departments
    On the Job
    Match the TV show guy to his first house; hardwood in a hurry; etc.
    House Calls
    Old-style fixtures and floor tile create a vintage-bathroom look
    By Design
    A distinctive door knocker dresses up a front door
    Talking Shop
    Choosing and using leaf blowers
    Upkeep
    Simple steps to keep rain gutters in proper working order
    Finances
    What you need to know about house inspection
    Find!
    Leigh and Leslie Keno on furniture, furnishings, style, and design
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Adding a Second Phone Line
    Letter From TOH
    Meet the new TV host
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    When to plant grass seed; asbestos floor tiles; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Extension-ladder caps; cabinet hang-ups; etc.