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AUGUST2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

AUGUST2012 IDEA FILE

$460,974 in prizes!

Check out the complete list of giveaway products in this issue

before + after: kitchen

A kitchen gains storage, seating, and other kid-friendly touches

before + after: bath

An unused addition becomes a roomy master bath

new and notable problem-solvers

Genius kitchen and bath products to make life easier

Photoshop redo

Sunny color and distinctive columns gussy up a plain ranch

21st-century Craftsman

A just-right kitchen inspires a total bungalow revamp

decorating your garden

A guide to using ornaments in your green space
Find tips for decorating your garden with salvage finds

read this before you put in an outdoor kitchen

Create the perfect open-air cookery with our insider tips and tricks
Find additional photos and tips on designing, building, and keeping up outdoor kitchens

$460,974 in prizes!

Check out the complete list of giveaway products in this issue

before + after: kitchen

A kitchen gains storage, seating, and other kid-friendly touches

before + after: bath

An unused addition becomes a roomy master bath

new and notable problem-solvers

Genius kitchen and bath products to make life easier

Photoshop redo

Sunny color and distinctive columns gussy up a plain ranch

21st-century Craftsman

A just-right kitchen inspires a total bungalow revamp

decorating your garden

A guide to using ornaments in your green space
Find tips for decorating your garden with salvage finds

read this before you put in an outdoor kitchen

Create the perfect open-air cookery with our insider tips and tricks
Find additional photos and tips on designing, building, and keeping up outdoor kitchens

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AUGUST2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

AUGUST2012 UPGRADES

get this look for less

Colorful, eclectic breakfast nook

shop smarter

Vinyl windows

all about

Ceramic subway tile
Find more information on laying out tile

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AUGUST2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

AUGUST2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Dress up a cast-iron tub; 10 uses for leftover screens; a new way to cut down garden-equipment clutter; choose the right ceiling fan; high-tech home security; the lowdown on bees; and more
Find more smart uses for leftovers
How to install a ceiling fan

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AUGUST2012 HOW-TO

 
how-to projects

AUGUST2012 HOW-TO

paint ideas

Add texture to plain walls with a dry brush and tinted glaze
Find the list of tools and materials

animal house

Make Fido a Murphy bed

salvage style

Corral garden tools in style with a rack made from rustic finds

landscaping

Plants and tips for a colorful late-summer garden

weekend remodel

Lend your patio some seclusion with a privacy planter
Watch a video of this project

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AUGUST2012 ASK TOH

 
ask this old house

AUGUST2012 ASK TOH

Q + A

Fix a garden spigot; unblock your AC; install a skylight; position a standby generator; slash overgrown grass; mend mirror-induced drywall damage; and more

step-by-step

Build a fieldstone wall

Norm's tricks of the trade

Remove a piece of baseboard to install a kitchen cabinet

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AUGUST2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

AUGUST2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

Letter from This Old House

We could all use a freebie these days

reader mail

Copper gutters; uses for mayo; tub-caulking tip

thisoldhouse.com

10 ways your house can kill you
9 deadliest wildlife home invaders
How yard work can blind or maim you

save this old house

A stately Queen Anne farmhouse in Tillamook, Oreg.

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Letter From This Old House
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The Great TOH Giveaway



thisoldhouse.com
10 ways your house can kill you
9 deadliest wildlife home invaders
How yard work can blind or maim you


Reader Mail
• Email This Old House


Checklist
How to install a hammock


Home Solutions
Find more smart uses for leftovers
How to install a ceiling fan


Paint Ideas: Faux Fabric
Find the list of tools and materials


Animal House
Find photos and instructions for building a dog Murphy bed


Weekend Remodel
Find the cut list and instructions for building the privacy planter
Watch a video of this project


Decorating Your Garden
Find tips for decorating your garden with salvage finds


All About Ceramic Subway Tile
Find more information on laying out tile


Read This Before You Put In an Outdoor Kitchen
Find additional photos and tips on designing, building, and keeping up outdoor kitchens


Ask This Old House
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House
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