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idea file

JULY 2012 IDEA FILE

America's most inspiring remodel

Our grand-prize winners transformed a derelict 1895 Tudor into the house of their dreams

one-room wonders

Get the details that made these five makeovers such worthy winners

moxie awards

TOH salutes DIYers for their never-say-die determination

remodeler's cookbook

A couple refused to let a kitchen redo spoil their joy of cooking

shopping

Decorative doorbell buttons

notes of appreciation

Three readers thank those whose DIY gifts made their house a home

animal house

A farmhouse kitchen reno includes dog-friendly amenities

in your words

A little can tell a lot: bite-size insights from DIYers like you

money savers

JULY 2012 MONEY-SAVERS

cheapskate hall of fame

Let the ways of 15 penny-pinchers help you tap into your inner miser

23 reader tips that save time and money

Put these pragmatic pearls of DIY wisdom to work at your house

upgrades

JULY 2012 UPGRADES

get this look for less

Hollywood Regency bath

landscaping

A passionate gardener creates a living tapestry in her backyard

home solutions

JULY 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

your solutions

A reader handcrafts a handsome garden arbor; how to locate and learn from a DIY mentor; creative decor ideas; 10 impressive reader projects; 10 uses for vinyl tile

how-to projects

JULY 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Faux wallpaper made with spray paint and stencils gives a plain parlor the look of an age gone by

salvage style

Readers' choice: Make a cabinet door into a stylish coffee table

weekend remodel

Use our step-by-step to put together a handy storage bed

ask this old house

JULY 2012 ASK TOH

ask the readers of This Old House: Q + A

Strip off old shingles rather than put new ones over them; fix a pressed-board ceiling with plywood beadboard; sniff out the cause of a sewer smell; keep your weeds under control; and more

in every issue

JULY 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

Family matters

save this old house

An 1840 Greek Revival in Lexington, Mo.

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Letter From This Old House

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Reader Mail

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Home Solutions

Find more smart uses for leftovers
See the best entries from this year's Reader Remodel Contest
Find the how-to for painting a floor

 

Landscaping

See the best of the yard entries from this year's Reader Remodel Contest

 

Weekend Remodel: Storage Bed

• Watch the video of how to build a storage bed.
• Download and print the storage bed cut list

 

Go to ALL the online coverage of our Reader Remodel Contest!

 

TOH Reader Remodel Contest 2012: Meet the Grand-Prize Winners!

Take a video tour of our grand-prize winners' home
See extra photos of our grand-prize winners' home and get a peek at the finalists

 

 

 

 

One-Room Wonders

See a video walk-through of the winners:
Best kitchen
Best bath
Best living space
Best curb appeal
Best yard

See galleries of more great one-room remodel before-and-afters, selected by the editors:
Whole house
Kitchens
Baths
Living spaces
Curb appeal
Sheds
Yards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moxie Awards

 

 

 

 

 

23 Reader Tips That Save Time and Money

See another batch of incredibly useful tips


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