The Upgrades You Want

The know-how you need. Cabinets, countertops, crown moulding and more

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Window condensation; restoring cultured marble; and more Q & A

Skill Building

Making perfect laminate joints; backing strips for nailing up crown molding

Norm's Notebook

Techniques for using routers, from the TOH master carpenter

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Window condensation; restoring cultured marble; and more Q & A

Skill Building

Making perfect laminate joints; backing strips for nailing up crown molding

Norm's Notebook

Techniques for using routers, from the TOH master carpenter

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

In Fine Detail

Peeling back layers of paint and shag carpet revealed the Arts and Crafts heart of an American Foursquare

Crown Jewels

Crown molding adds character and value to your home[EMDASH]but how do you know what profile or material is best? Here's help choosing

A Loft Grows Up

Lessons learned from one couple's redesign[EMDASH]with help from [ITALIC "TOH"] magazine[EMDASH]of their former factory space

Save While You Splurge

Inside tips to cutting costs on the most popular high-end home improvements

From Animal House to Our House

The 1897 brick Queen Anne had been trashed from a decade as a frat house. But two professors coaxed it back to the architectural honor roll

Family Project

A toolbox kids can use and help build

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Departments

 

Departments

Bath Design

An extra bedroom becomes a spacious bath for a growing family

Luxuries

Door knockers that send a message

Around My House

If home is a metaphor for self, am I in big trouble?

Salvage

Vintage door casings can frame a mirror, encase a headboard [EMDASH]and even surround a doorway

Green House

10 ways to shave your energy expenses, this winter and beyond

How It Works

A steam shower is a healthy indulgence

Toolbox

Routers: Our guide may reduce your fear factor

From the [ITALIC "TOH"] TV Job Site

Ready-to-install replacement windows

Step-by-Step

Laminating a countertop

Save [ITALIC "This Old House"]

A Gothic Revival in Georgia, for a buck

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Bath Design (p. 23)

Giving the Kids a Bath

Ingenuity, not expansion, opened up possibilities for a small-scale children's bathroom [XLINK {197786} {more}]

Knock, Knock (p. 27)

Coming Soon! More Door Knockers

A distinctive knocker dresses up a front door [XLINK {1089657} {more}]

A Lock On Style

Entry-door hardware that says keep out in the nicest way possible [XLINK {1190835} {more}]

Does this House Make Me Look Fat (p. 30)

Got a Good One?

Share it with us and you may end up in our June 2008 issue [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

Carved Door Casings (p. 33)

Salvage Challenge

Show us what you've done with architectural salvage [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

Spend a Little, Save a Lot (p. 37)

Your Ideas

Tell us how do you save money and conserve resources [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

Steam Shower (p. 40)

Towel Warmers

See more ways to heat up your bathroom [XLINK {1578894} {more}]

Taming a Router (p. 43)

Gotta Have It

What's the tool you can't live without? [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

Old Windows Out, New Windows In (p. 49)

Installing a Storm Window

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows proper way to install a new storm window [XLINK {20052892} {more}]

Laminating a Countertop (p. 57)

Laminating a Countertop Video

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a plastic laminate counter [XLINK {1639675} {more}]

Installing a Kitchen Sink

Install a kitchen faucet in one day's work [XLINK {358427} {more}]

In Fine Detail (p. 64)

Location, Location, Location

An architect's advice for where to put the addition [XLINK {1056515} {more}]

Crown Jewels (p. 72)

Installing Crown Molding

Tom Silva shows you how to add sculptural interest to rooms with this architectural element [XLINK {1016651} {more}]

Crown Molding Photo Gallery

Check out these crown molding designs, from the sleek to the multi-peaked [XLINK {1221648} {more}]

A Loft Grows Up (p. 78)

New Orleans Recovery

Follows the story of rebuilding and recovery in New Orleans [XLINK {http://oldhousemyhouse.thisoldhouse.com/new_orleans_20072008/index.html} {more}]

Save While You Splurge (p. 84)

On the Money

Share your ideas for more ways to save on a remodel [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

From Animal House to Our House (p. 88)

Swapping in a Vintage Light

How-to rewire and hang an old light fixture [XLINK {20058662} {more}]

Share Your Project

Did you remodel your house and do most of the work yourself? Tell us about it [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/yourTOH} {more}]

Building a Toolbox (insert)

Building a Toolbox Step-by-Step

Detailed templates and instructions [XLINK {20165969} {more}]

Ask This Old House (92)

Banish the Winter's Chill

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey tunes up seven different heating systems [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?sid=11741EDB5450&Ntk=main&internalid=endeca_dimension&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&N=4294959231+4294959664} {more}]

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