Create Your Ideal Yard

Simple stone patios, easy-care plants, best fire pit choices, and 27
more great ideas

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Bring back a deck, fix a tub drain, close a garage-door gap, and more Q & A

Skill Building

Keeping fire pits safe; how to custom-fit a closet shelf

Norm's Notebook

Make gloves work for you[EMDASH]advice from the [ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Bring back a deck, fix a tub drain, close a garage-door gap, and more Q & A

Skill Building

Keeping fire pits safe; how to custom-fit a closet shelf

Norm's Notebook

Make gloves work for you[EMDASH]advice from the [ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter

Directory

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Features

 

Features

Light Makes It Right

The dark bungalow sat on a neglected lot. Opening it up to the outdoors with a window-lined addition made a weekend retreat into a year-round home

Put Some Spring in Your Steps

Lessons from a self-taught designer who lovingly transformed the land around her house into a series of useful and beautiful garden spaces

Is Your Pro a Con?

The six most common contractor scams, and how to avoid them

11 Modules + 8 Flatbeds + 3 Days = 1 Custom-Built House

Today's modular housing offers all the benefits of building from scratch[EMDASH]and sometimes more

Family Project

Get organized with our fun-to-build toy chest

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Departments

 

Departments

Bath Design

A bumpout adds space and river views to an outdated room

Luxuries

Don't like camping out? Portable fire pits bring the magic home

Landscaping

Good-looking privacy solutions, from evergreen screens to lattice panels

Salvage

New uses for vintage metal ceiling tiles

Elements of a Style

The gleam and speed of a uniquely American look: Depression Modern

House Calls

Boost curb appeal with a better path to the front door[EMDASH]we show you how

From the TOH TV Job Site

Long after Katrina, TOH helps a homeowner get rid of mold and rebuild her storm-damaged home

Toolbox

Work gloves for every task

Step-by-Step

Lining a cedar closet

Save This Old House

A quirky Folk Victorian charmer in Indiana needs your TLC

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Spring Into Action!

Put Up a Picket Fence [XLINK {345314} {more}]

Spruce Up Your Deck [XLINK {1608991} {more}]

Install Rain Gutters [XLINK {442134} {more}]

And 20+ More Step-by-Step Projects to Give Your Home Spring Curb Appeal [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=Spring+Upkeep&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Coming Soon! We're on the floor at the Kitchen and Bath Show to bring you breaking news on the latest products for the most important rooms in your house

TOH Tip (p. 18)

Tell Us Your Tips

Submit your favorite tips to Around the House [XLINK {https://youroldhouse.thisoldhouse.com/tips/index.jsp} {more}]

Blades of Glory (p. 20)

More Lawn Care Advice

Seeding a new lawn? It's not as tough as it sounds. Watch this video to learn how [XLINK {20053962} {more}]

Roger Cook breaks down mowing your lawn into a few easy steps [XLINK {20052524} {more}]

Step-by-step instructions for laying sod [XLINK {1082742} {more}]

Bath Design (p. 24)

More Solutions

See how other homeowners have solved their bath design dilemmas [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=bath+solutions&bu=&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Hot Spots (p. 27)

Fire Pit Accessories

Check out 6 cool accessories [XLINK {1636364} {more}]

Screen Time (p. 31)

Installing a Picket Fence

Get step-by-step instructions [XLINK {345314} {more}]

Depression Modern (p. 35)

Vintage Looks for Kitchen and Bathrooms

Updated Vintage [XLINK {1545183} {more}]

Retro Redo [XLINK {266313} {more}]

Modern Bath, Vintage Looks [XLINK {20046777} {more}]

Embossed Metal Ceilings (p. 41)

Build a Beautiful Planter

Watch [ITALIC "This Old House"] Features Editor Amy Hughes build one [XLINK {20183944} {more}]

House Calls (p. 54)

More Ideas for Enhancing Your Entryway

Making over your front door [XLINK {1222138} {more}]

8 ways to enhance your entry [XLINK {1172876} {more}]

How to build a perfect pathway [XLINK {220000} {more}]

Healthy Home: Keeping Mold From Taking Hold (p. 57)

Clean Up After a Flood, and Fight Mold

NCHH: ''Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes'' [XLINK {http://64.233.169.104/custom?q=cache:H4v7dufyrK8J:www.centerforhealthyhousing.org/FloodCleanupGuide_screen_.pdf+Creating+a+Healthy+Home:+A+Field+Guide+for+Clean-up+of+Flooded+Homes&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us} {more}]

EPA: ''Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home'' [XLINK {http://www.epa.gov/mold/flood/} {more}]

EPA: ''A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home'' [XLINK {http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldguide.html} {more}]

EPA: ''Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings'' [XLINK {http://www.epa.gov/mold/mold_remediation.html} {more}]

Toolbox: Helping Hands (p. 61)

More Work Gloves

Check out chain-mail, reflective neon, and other unusual gloves [XLINK {20184953} {more}]

Step-by-Step: Lining a Cedar Closet (p. 67)

More Pro Tips for This Project

Installing Crown Molding [XLINK {1016651} {more}]

Refreshing Cedar Closets [XLINK {474049} {more}]

Light Makes It Right (p. 74)

More Landscaping Tips

Landscaping a Sloped Lot [XLINK {236162} {more}]

Put Some Spring In Your Steps (p. 82)

More Garden Planning Advice

Build a Better Garden [XLINK {1562461} {more}]

Is Your Pro a Con? (p. 88)

More Expert Advice

How to Hire a Contractor [XLINK {199776} {more}]

How to Spot a Crooked Contractor [XLINK {1559732} {more}]

1 Custom-Built House (p. 93)

Going Modular in New Orleans

Time-lapse video of a NOLA teardown and modular build [XLINK {20185345} {more}]

Family Project: Toy Chest (p. 106 insert)

How-to Video

Watch a pro build it [XLINK {20175884} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 108)

How-to Video

Watch plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey fix a leaking bathtub drain [XLINK {http://www.pbs.org/thisoldhouse/videos/viewer.php?item=drain-stopper} {more}]

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