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APRIL 2013 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

APRIL 2013 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

An open-plan redo gives a cozy cook space an efficient flow

before + after: bath

This master bath is literally the stuff that dreams are made of

budget redo

Lumber and hooks turn a front entry into a handy drop spot

Photoshop redo

A gabled addition and Stick-style details give a plain house a personality boost

from fixer-upper to refined farmhouse

With the help of open-minded pros, an 1850s house becomes everything its owner envisioned

An urban lot is transformed into lush outdoor rooms screened from the street

13 thrifty ways to give your house vintage charm

Add character to every room with budget-friendly materials and a dose of DIY initiative
BONUS: Get the full step-by-step for painting kitchen cabinets
BONUS: Watch a video on installing a stair runner using the waterfall method
BONUS: Find a more detailed how-to for DIY window grilles

before + after: kitchen

An open-plan redo gives a cozy cook space an efficient flow

before + after: bath

This master bath is literally the stuff that dreams are made of

budget redo

Lumber and hooks turn a front entry into a handy drop spot

Photoshop redo

A gabled addition and Stick-style details give a plain house a personality boost

from fixer-upper to refined farmhouse

With the help of open-minded pros, an 1850s house becomes everything its owner envisioned

An urban lot is transformed into lush outdoor rooms screened from the street

13 thrifty ways to give your house vintage charm

Add character to every room with budget-friendly materials and a dose of DIY initiative
BONUS: Get the full step-by-step for painting kitchen cabinets
BONUS: Watch a video on installing a stair runner using the waterfall method
BONUS: Find a more detailed how-to for DIY window grilles

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APRIL 2013 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

APRIL 2013 UPGRADES

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APRIL 2013 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

APRIL 2013 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Give walls a cottage touch with picture frames made from lattice; 10 uses for discarded vinyl mini blinds; websites and apps that help save cash; the right way to paint masonry, metal, and other tricky surfaces; and more

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APRIL 2013 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

APRIL 2013 HOW-TO PROJECTS

animal house

DIY ways to fix the wear and tear and "accident" damage your dog unleashes on your wood floors

landscaping

Edible plants: a tasty way to add ornamental value to garden beds

paint ideas

Bands and blocks of color create the illusion of a high ceiling and architectural detail

weekend remodel

Get your clutter under control with a handsome oak storage chest you can build yourself
BONUS: Find a full cut list and instructions for this project
BONUS: Watch a video of this project

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APRIL 2013 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

APRIL 2013 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q & A

Prevent moisture from seeping through a basement wall; replace a fascia board; guard against water-heater leaks; and more

step-by-step

Install a bath fan

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APRIL 2013 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

APRIL 2013 IN EVERY ISSUE

digital
Ideas to help you dream up your perfect landscape • BONUS: Make the most of a small yard
BONUS: Create a dramatic front garden
BONUS: Plant a flowery backyard paradise
Video of the month • BONUS: TOH general contractor Tom Silva on the basics of deck and stair building
reader mail
letter from This Old House

Inching toward the finish line

checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

save this old house

A unique post-Civil War Italianate in Danville, Va.

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

TV Listings

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