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JAN-FEB 2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

JAN-FEB 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

A thoughtful plan is the recipe for a more efficient cook space

before + after: man cave

Creature comforts replace a bunker-like storage area

before + after: attic

An unused upstairs lands a role as a cozy master suite and office

budget redo

Paint and vintage-style touches transform a cramped kitchen

paint ideas

Shades and strategies to bring out the best in any small room

built-in charm

Every possession in a 1946 Cape gets a place it can call home

read this before you finish your basement

Learn how to maximize your below-ground space's potential

before + after: kitchen

A thoughtful plan is the recipe for a more efficient cook space

before + after: man cave

Creature comforts replace a bunker-like storage area

before + after: attic

An unused upstairs lands a role as a cozy master suite and office

budget redo

Paint and vintage-style touches transform a cramped kitchen

paint ideas

Shades and strategies to bring out the best in any small room

built-in charm

Every possession in a 1946 Cape gets a place it can call home

read this before you finish your basement

Learn how to maximize your below-ground space's potential

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JAN-FEB 2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

JAN-FEB 2012 UPGRADES

shopping

Space-saving tables

get this look for less

British Colonial powder room

trade secrets revealed

Eighteen ways the wisdom of top pros can enlighten your next project—and save you time and money

all about

Wallpaper

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JAN-FEB 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

JAN-FEB 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Create a stylish mirror frame; 10 uses for vodka; what to buy now for big savings; healing help for your hands; and more

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JAN-FEB 2012 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

JAN-FEB 2012 TOH TV

the truth about efficient lighting

Lessons from the project house can help dim your energy bills

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JAN-FEB 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

JAN-FEB 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

weekend remodel

Serve your guests in style with a furniture-grade bar you build yourself

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JAN-FEB 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

JAN-FEB 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Salvage old cabinet parts to make new ones; minimize the cool-air influx when the heat comes on; clear snow-blocked ridge vents; and more

step-by-step

Patch a vinyl floor

Norm's tricks of the trade

Remove corner beads before installing window trim; use a utility knife to score wood with precision

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JAN-FEB 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

JAN-FEB 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

New and old and new

checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

thisoldhouse.com

The 2012 Reader Remodel Contest begins!

save this old house

A Folk Victorian cottage in Athens, Ga., is free for the moving

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

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• 3. Teach us a new home-related tip or trick and be featured in our special tips roundup
• 4. Show us something you built yourself and see it in our Weekend Remodel column
• 5. Think of 10 clever uses for a household item and find it in the Home Solutions section
• 6. Upload pictures of a space you've transformed with just paint, and see it in our Paint Ideas column
• 7. Let us know about a Home Center Project you'd like to build with Tom Silva
• 8. Show us how you've repurposed salvaged architectural details in your home and see it in Salvage Style
• 9. Suggest a topic for our Shopping or Pricewise columns and see your ideas in print
• 10. Write us at [email protected] about your derelict house to save and we may include it in our July reader-created issue
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Home Solutions
Share your clever ideas for an everyday item for a chance to be in our reader-created issue


Before + After: Kitchen
Enter your kitchen or bath redo in our Reader Remodel Contest
Find 14 smart kitchen-storage ideas


Before + After: Man Cave
See a photo gallery of masculine spaces


Before + After: Attic
Enter your revamped room or house in our upcoming Reader Remodel Contest


Budget Redo
Enter your own budget redo in our upcoming Reader Remodel Contest


Paint Ideas
Enter your transformed-with-paint project in our Reader Remodel Contest


Weekend Remodel: Install Wainscoting
Watch a step-by-step video of this project
Upload pictures of your DIY handiwork for a chance to appear in our July issue


Built-in Charm
Submit your renovation to our Reader Remodel Contest


Read This Before You Finish Your Basement
Show us your basement or family room redo for a chance to win cash in our Reader Remodel Contest
Watch a video of Tom Silva building basement walls


All About Wallpaper
See how to hang wallpaper the right way
Post ideas for what you'd like to see in All About


Ask This Old House
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it and we might include it in our July reader-created issue


Tell us Your Story!
Here is your chance to featured in the pages of this old House Magazine -- and earn $250

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