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AUGUST 2015 IDEA FILE

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before + after: kitchen

Two salvage-savvy DIYers with culinary chops whip up a cook space that enhances the flavor of their 1730 house • BONUS: Find 12 great colorful kitchen combinations

before + after: bath

An open floor plan and other universal-design features give a couple the warm, functional space they needed

Photoshop redo

Classic upgrades give a weary bungalow's faded facade a charming new look

carefree cottage

A designers' reno reflects her love of white paint and secondhand treasures

garden ornaments

Inspiring ideas from a pro that will give your garden texture and charm • BONUS: Find additional outdoor decor ideas for your garden

home wreckers

Find out if your bad habits are harming your house, then use our advice to do better • BONUS: Study up on survival skills every homeowner should have

home solutions

AUGUST 2015 HOME SOLUTIONS

upgrades

AUGUST 2015 UPGRADES

how-to projects

AUGUST 2015 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Create an eye-catching accent wall with a colorful collection of stripes • BONUS: Find a step-by-step on painting multi-stripes

landscaping

Turn the "hellstrip" between curb and sidewalk into a side of horticultural heaven • BONUS: Find six additional plants perfect for the hellstrip

weekend remodel

Revive a beat-up deck • BONUS: Watch a video of this project

ask this old house

AUGUST 2015 ASK TOH

Q + A

Garden-trowel guide; outdoor hot-and-cold faucet; remove moldy silicone caulk; stop cedar-siding paint from peeling; and more • BONUS: Watch Richard Trethewey install a hot-and-cold outdoor faucet in this episode of Ask This Old HouseBONUS: See photos of Tom Silva replacing old tub caulk

Norm's tricks of the trade

Get deck-joist ends to line up properly

editors' picks

Six outstanding products you should know about

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