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JAN-FEB 2013 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

JAN-FEB 2013 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

With a revised ceiling and traditional touches, a bland box becomes warm and welcoming

before + after: bath

Pale finishes and a space-uniting arch give a gloomy guest bath an airy, open feel

updating a cozy Craftsman

A skilled DIYer brings a tired, torn-up 1916 bungalow back to life

low-cost custom details from design pros' own homes

Get inspired with these interior-enhancing ideas

how to get the most out of your contractor

Our insightful guide to today's remodeling realities will help you keep things sailing smoothly

before + after: kitchen

With a revised ceiling and traditional touches, a bland box becomes warm and welcoming

before + after: bath

Pale finishes and a space-uniting arch give a gloomy guest bath an airy, open feel

updating a cozy Craftsman

A skilled DIYer brings a tired, torn-up 1916 bungalow back to life

low-cost custom details from design pros' own homes

Get inspired with these interior-enhancing ideas

how to get the most out of your contractor

Our insightful guide to today's remodeling realities will help you keep things sailing smoothly

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JAN-FEB 2013 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

JAN-FEB 2013 TOH TV

finding the right finish

After some experimenting, the interior woodwork at the latest project house gets just the look the owners were longing for

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JAN-FEB 2013 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

JAN-FEB 2013 UPGRADES

shopping

Standout stools
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DEALS
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shop smarter

Induction cooktops

get this look for less

Quirky cottage-style home office

all about

Pellet stoves
• BONUS: Post what you want to know all about

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JAN-FEB 2013 HOME SOLUTIONS

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JAN-FEB 2013 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

JAN-FEB 2013 HOW-TO PROJECTS

budget redo

Wood trim and paint turn a homely hearth into a handsome centerpiece

paint ideas

Five color combos that will spice up any kitchen's personality

weekend remodel

Give your entryway a style boost with a columned room divider
• BONUS: Find the cut list and step-by-step instructions for this project
• BONUS: Watch a video of this project, including extra footage of working around a receptacle

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JAN-FEB 2013 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

JAN-FEB 2013 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Keep kitchen drawer fronts securely in place; the right way to route a bathroom fan duct; cool off a hot dimmer switch; and more

step-by-step

Install kitchen crown molding
• BONUS: Find a list of tools and materials used in this project, along with instructions

Norm's tricks of the trade

Remove the stubborn masonry nails that anchor sleepers to a concrete slab

TOH tested

Combination squares

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JAN-FEB 2013 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
Issue Theme

JAN-FEB 2013 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

On survival: Wishing us all a safe haven
Find Hurricane Sandy relief and volunteer sources at thisoldhouse.com/give

digital highlights

Reader Remodel Contest
How to take magazine-worthy photos of your home
How to take more-artful garden photos
Meet last year's Grand Prize winners

reader mail
• BONUS: Find instructions to make a wall-mount light fixture from a barn pulley
checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

save this old house

A Second Empire in Frankfort, Maine, that's loaded with original details

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