In This Issue

  • September 2004 Issue No. 81

    • 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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  • Secrets of Smart Remodeling

    Features
    A Light Touch
    Rethinking a bad '70s remodel creates plenty of bright, open space
    Why Didn't Somebody Tell Me?
    25 things you Need to know before starting a remodeling project
    Small Wonder
    Stylish accents upgrade a modest cottage without structural changes
    Wood Flooring
    25 years of innovation have brought a wealth of woods, finishes, and engineered products
    Razing Ell
    The Carlisle TV project loses its house-to-barn connector to make way for a modern ell
    Making the Grade
    TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook turns an eroding hillside into a lush perennial garden
    Heavenly Gates
    A father-and-daughter team forges one-of-a-kind hinged works of art
    High Anxiety
    A guide to working safely on a ladder
    Departments
    House Calls
    Finding space for an eat-in kitchen that fits the whole family
    Find!
    Antique cupboards; plus Q & A
    Furniture
    Stylish new choices in chairs and sofas
    By Design
    Principles of smart closet design
    Finances
    How to choose the mortgage that's right for you
    From the Ground Up
    The best technologies for indoor comfort and energy efficiency
    Talking Shop
    All about carts and wheelbarrows
    How to repair damage from rot
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing a bathroom vent fan
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Nail-pulling advice; sunblock for skylights; what's packing?; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Ring-testing a grinding wheel; installing handrail returns; "attractive" stud finder; etc.