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JULY 2014 Idea File

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before + after: kitchen

With a designer and DIY dads in the family, a cook-space redo turns out just right • BONUS: Watch a video on painting cabinets like a pro

Photoshop redo

Entry and window upgrades add character and symmetry to a plain two-story's facade

national treasures

Stroll through five hardware stores that'll help your house feel like home

American artisans

Meet an artist whose linoleum inlays transform the surface beneath your feet

comeback story

A thoughtful renovation restores a Victorian-era house's period charm

American classics

Homegrown products that have become woven into the fabric of our lives

from rundown to down-home

Five entrepreneurs put the harmony back in Nashville's 12 South neighborhood

just so barn proud

Four outbuildings are reborn as unique living spaces

home solutions

JULY 2014 Home Solutions

home solutions

Trace your travels on a bulletin board shaped like the Lower 48; 10 uses for aluminum pie plates; grow plants the Founding Fathers favored; budget-friendly reading nook; and more • BONUS: Find more smart uses for leftovers


JULY 2014 Upgrades

get this look for less

Patriotic porch


American-pottery pitchers

all about

Built-in barbecue pits • BONUS: Click to find the step-by-step on pouring a concrete slab

how-to projects

JULY 2014 How-to Projects

paint ideas

Let a compass-rose floor medallion point a room in a colorful and stylish new direction • BONUS: Find the template and how-to for the floor medallion

BONUS: Find five more unique floor designs:Colorful carpet
Broad bands
Oversize blossoms
Big-block basketweave


Our guide to 10 state flowers will have your garden blooming with a bit of beauty from around the country • BONUS: See all 50 state flowers

weekend remodel

Tom Silva and Norm Abram give you the step-by-step for transforming stock lumber into a handsome porch railing • BONUS: Find a cut list
BONUS: Watch a video on ways to scale up your baluster design
BONUS: Watch the episode in which Tom and Norm build this project

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