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APRIL 2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

APRIL 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

Two cooks use DIY skills and bargain-hunting prowess to serve up their ideal cook space

before + after: bath

An oddly shaped space gains twice the function, period-style finishes—and privacy

budget redo

First-time homeowners turn a blank box into a cozy dining room

Photoshop redo

A pergola-topped porch helps a ranch turn on the cottage charm

DIYer's delight

A thoughtful whole-house makeover restores a Colonial Revival's neglected charm

read this before you remodel your laundry room

Expert advice on everything to consider before you get started

stretching a small yard

Use a pro's landscaping lessons to make your limited lot blossom

best old-house neighborhoods

Learn about four of the 61 top spots that made our 2012 list

before + after: kitchen

Two cooks use DIY skills and bargain-hunting prowess to serve up their ideal cook space

before + after: bath

An oddly shaped space gains twice the function, period-style finishes—and privacy

budget redo

First-time homeowners turn a blank box into a cozy dining room

Photoshop redo

A pergola-topped porch helps a ranch turn on the cottage charm

DIYer's delight

A thoughtful whole-house makeover restores a Colonial Revival's neglected charm

read this before you remodel your laundry room

Expert advice on everything to consider before you get started

stretching a small yard

Use a pro's landscaping lessons to make your limited lot blossom

best old-house neighborhoods

Learn about four of the 61 top spots that made our 2012 list

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APRIL 2012 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

APRIL 2012 TOH TV

adding on above the garage

Pro advice from the latest project house can help guide your addition decisions

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APRIL 2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

APRIL 2012 UPGRADES

shopping

Ceramic garden stools—from $66

get this look for less

Cottage-style bedroom

shop smarter

Stainless-steel sink

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APRIL 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

APRIL 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Make a tin-tile message board; 10 uses for coins; solutions for compost-pile problems; insulation issues to watch out for; and more

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APRIL 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

APRIL 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Rag on a second shade to bring out the best in your base color

landscaping

Our guide to grass will put your lawn on the path to a lush life

home center project

Use some simple materials to build a mirror-topped accent table

weekend remodel

Create an enticing garden gate with stock cedar lumber

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APRIL 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

APRIL 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Get window casing to fit when jamb extensions stick out too far; three ways to tell if paint's too old to use; get a noisy water heater to pipe down; and more

step-by-step

Permeable-paver driveway

TOH tested

Variable-speed trim routers

Norm's tricks of the trade

Keep molding returns from flying off your miter saw

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APRIL 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

APRIL 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

Digging myself into a hole. Again

save this old house

A beautiful 1840 Greek Revival in Calais, Maine

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Reader Mail
Read more on detecting and abating radon
How to make a sunburst mirror frame
• Email This Old House


thisoldhouse.com
• 1. Watch a video for tips on rejuvenating a patchy lawn from Roger Cook
• 2. Bare yard to flowery garden
• 3. Flood-prone yard to backyard oasis
• 4. Weedy lawn to garden pond



Letter From This Old House
• Email the Editor


Home Solutions
For a chance to be in our upcoming reader-created issue, share your clever ideas
Find step-by-step instructions for making a tin-tile chalkboard


Before + After: Kitchen
Enter your kitchen redo in our Reader Remodel Contest


Before + After: Bath
Enter your revamped space in our upcoming Reader Remodel Contest


Shopping
What do you want us to shop for next? Make your request


Get This Look for Less
Find the step-by-step of the upholstered headboard


Home Center Project
Have a home center project you'd like to build with Tom Silva?
Find the step-by-step and tools and materials to build the table


Weekend Remodel: Build a Garden Gate
Upload pictures of your DIY handiwork for a chance to appear in our July issue
Watch a step-by-step video of this project
How to build a wood lattice fence
Install a picket fence
All about wood fences


Read This Before You Remodel Your Laundry Room
Show us your laundry room or basement for a chance to win a truck and cash


Stretching a Small Yard
Got a gorgeous yard? Show us the transformation and enter our 2012 Reader Remodel Contest
Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2012
See all 61 neighborhoods


Ask This Old House
Know a trick that would impress Norm? Share it for a chance to be included in our July reader-created issue
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it and we might include it in our July reader-created issue


Tell us Your Story!
Here is your chance to featured in the pages of this old House Magazine -- and earn $250

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Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.