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IDEA FILE April 2014

before + after: kitchen

Centered around a vintage sink and stove, a redo blends the cook space into its 1930s surroundings

before + after: bedroom

Moldings and calming colors add warmth and visual interest to a boring, boxy space

demystifying LEDs

Our insights will light the way when you're ready to switch off those incandescents and CFLs

recrafting a 1915 Craftsman

An experienced DIY couple's period-sensitive reno leads a house back to its true self

troubleshooting your vegetable garden

Having hideous harvests? Veteran gardeners tell you how to make the trip to bountiful

64 important numbers every homeowner should know

Guidelines that will add comfort and convenience to life around the house

home solutions


home solutions

Turn leftover drawers into a unique dresser; 10 uses for paint cans; artfully hang your favorite stuff; problem-solving garden gear; budget-friendly laundry room; tips on buying a reel mower; and more • BONUS: Find more smart uses for leftovers


UPGRADES April 2014


Animal-print wallpaper • BONUS: Learn all about wallpaper types, plus how to hang them

get this look for less

Traditional-meets-modern dining space

build it or buy it

Standing coatrack • BONUS: Find a cut list and instructions

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how-to projects



Our streamlined lawn-care routine will give you a lusher lawn—and more time to enjoy it • BONUS: Find a how-to on sharpening mower blades

weekend remodel

Water your thirsty garden with a customized rain barrel. We show you how to build it • BONUS: Find a cut list and dimensional drawings
BONUS: Watch a video of this project

home solutions

ASK TOH April 2014

Q + A

The shelf life of vegetable seeds; perk up ailing centipede grass; shore up a sagging gate; reviving an old cork floor; and more


Install fiberglass gutters

Norm's tricks of the trade

Make wood plugs for stairs

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Letter from This Old House

We've done the math for you

reader mail

BONUS: Find the how-to for the privacy planter • Step-by-step instructions

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BONUS VIDEO: How to refinish hardwood floors


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