The Great TOH Giveaway

money savers

AUGUST 2011 Money Savers

$178,000 in prizes

Check out the complete list of giveaway products in this issue! (Ends 8/31/11)

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Open-air dining room

making a starter home smarter

A cost-conscious couple hits the home center to revive their 1941 cottage, inside and out

28 ways to refresh your bath on a budget

Wallet-friendly ideas designed to lift your tired washroom's spirits

idea file

AUGUST 2011 Idea File

before + after: kitchen

A foursquare's eatery gains space, light, and period details

before + after: bath

A spare bedroom becomes a relaxing master bath

design ideas

Inform your classic bath makeover with Victorian, Craftsman, or Art Deco design elements

Photoshop redo

An exterior revamp helps sharpen a Colonial Reviva's curb appeal

read this before you remodel a bath

Pro tips and tricks that will help you get your reno just right


AUGUST 2011 Upgrades

price wise

Vintage-look handshowers


Best bets for kitchen and bath

build it or buy it

Porch storage bench

all about


home solutions

AUGUST 2011 Home Solutions

home solutions

Make the most of closet space; create a salvaged-brick patio; amp up yard-sale profits; and more

TOH tv


tools of their trades

The TV pros offer insights on their five must-haves

how-to projects

AUGUST 2011 How-to Projects


How an Idaho gardener creates a late-summer color feast

paint ideas

Re-energize a tired surface with paint, glaze, and a combing tool

weekend remodel

Dress up your patio or deck with a hypertufa table

ask this old house


Q + A

Keep wall frames in place; learn about standby generators; repair burned lawn edges; and more


Make compost tea

Norm's tricks of the trade

Keep your chalk-line hook in position

reader tool test

Selectable-speed impact drivers

in every issue

AUGUST 2011 In Every Issue

letter from This Old House

Here's how we can save you thousands


Easy ways to improve your home right now

home news

Another TOH 2011 Best Old-House Neighborhood: South Fountain Historic District, Springfield, Ohio

save this old house

A charming Queen Anne in Goldsboro, North Carolina


Letter from This Old House

• Email the Editor


Reader Mail

• Email This Old House
Period Perfect at Any Price: Best reproduction products
Build an arbor bench



Learn how to handle common on-the-job injuries
• Email your checklist ideas


Home News

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Home Solutions

10 uses for beeswax
10 uses for foam packing peanuts
10 uses for steel wool


Before + After: Kitchen

Find 23 bin-pull options to choose from


Build It or Buy It: Porch Storage Bench

Find a full cut list and a list of the tools needed to build this bench

World's wildest houses
Wackiest home products
Bringing down the house


Weekend Remodel: Hypertufa Table

Find a cut list and instructions for the table
COMING SOON! See a step-by-step video of casting the tabletop and building the cedar base


28 Ways to Refresh Your Bath on a Budget

Frame a mirror with fluted door casing


Read This Before You Remodel a Bath

Get more details on dimensions and clearances
Visit this link to learn how to calculate a first-hour rating for all your house's hot-water needs

Pick your style: Get inspired by pictures of real bath remodels:
Our readers' top bathroom remodels this year
Even more bath before and afters from readers
Find even more about bath design


All About: Ponds

See amazing ponds built by our amazing readers


Ask This Old House

Impact driver test results
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House

See additional photos and find out more about the Molly Smith Thompson house and the City of Goldsboro's efforts to restore the town's bounty of turn-of-the-century architecture
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it and we might include it in an upcoming issue


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