Annual Kitchen and Bath Special

Chockful of plans, product suggestions, and step-by-step instructions for kitchen and bathroom projects both inside and out

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Preventing crabgrass; when you need a handyman; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Balancing a ceiling fan; measuring a window; building a custom tool organizer

Norm's Notebook

Advice on levels from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Preventing crabgrass; when you need a handyman; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Balancing a ceiling fan; measuring a window; building a custom tool organizer

Norm's Notebook

Advice on levels from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Preventing crabgrass; when you need a handyman; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Balancing a ceiling fan; measuring a window; building a custom tool organizer

Norm's Notebook

Advice on levels from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Preventing crabgrass; when you need a handyman; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Balancing a ceiling fan; measuring a window; building a custom tool organizer

Norm's Notebook

Advice on levels from TOH master carpenter Norm Abram

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

3 Kitchens, 3 Budgets

Whether your bankroll is lean, fat, or in between, here's how to get the most value for every buck

Summer Showers

You don't have to live by the beach to benefit from an outdoor shower

Like Old Times (Only Better)

Getting the perfect vintage bath, from layout to finishes and fixtures

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda...

We asked recent kitchen remodelers what they'd do differently next time; their hindsight could save you regrets

Concrete's Changing Colors

Rough, versatile concrete countertops are also surprisingly colorful and handcrafted. Tag along as we see how they're made

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Departments

 

Departments

Kitchen Design

Better flow, more storage, and a fresh look turn a good space into a great one

Closet Design

A spare bedroom becomes an elegant his-and-hers closet

Luxuries

Ceiling fans save energy and add style

Around My House

Building modern comes with its own obsessive demands

Salvage

Using ornamental facade fragments

Landscaping

Water-saving irrigation gear

Home Tech

Wireless monitoring systems

Green House

Eco-friendly real estate agents

Toolbox

Levels from classic to digital

Upkeep

Got a backup generator? Trust us, you want one

Homeowner's Handbook

Hanging exterior shutters

Save This Old House

For $89K plus fix-up costs, live by a lake in this antebellum Creole cottage

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Bonus Features (p. 12)

It's an Online DIY Party!

Post a question, offer advice, swap salvage and green tips, chat about Norm and the rest of the crew, or show off your project-all on our new message boards…[XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com} {more}]

Grills

The best new grills to buy for the summer meal you want to eat boards….[XLINK {1638646} {more}]

Renovations Ruining Your Relationship?

Learn from others mistakes, confess your own, and commiserate with others just like you….[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/knowhow/managinghome} {more}]

Kitchen Design (p. 33)

Kitchen Design Solution: Modern Makeover

An affordable, modern makeover opens up a cramped, dated space….[XLINK {1449214} {more}]

Closet Design (p. 39)

The Principles of Smart Closet Design

You can think of a closet as a really tiny room for clothes hangers, but why cheat yourself?....[XLINK {683859} {more}]

Closet Control

Tame unruly storage areas with smart shelving, drawers and cubbies….[XLINK {198462} {more}]

Spin Meisters (p. 45)

Installing a Ceiling Fan

A step-by-step guide to putting in a versatile and stylish fixture….[XLINK {453858} {more}]

Facade Fragments (p. 57)

How to Build a Garden Tool Holder

Step-by-step instructions for turning a cornice into a handy holding device....[XLINK {1636248} {more}]

Don't Dry Up (p. 63)

Installing Drip Irrigation

It's easy and even quick to create an automatic watering system that makes sure plants get their fill….[XLINK {1088902} {more}]

Buying and Selling Green (p. 77)

Energy Efficient Mortgage

How to finance your next home with a "green" mortgage....[XLINK {http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/eem/eemhog96.cfm} {more}]

Power on Demand (p. 93)

Transfer of Power

Find out the running watts of common household appliances....[XLINK {192981-5} {more}]

Hanging Exterior Shutters (p. 97)

Tom Silva Video

How to repair and rehang existing shutters….[XLINK {1185472} {more}]

3 Kitchens, 3 Budgets (p. 104)

21 Ways to Save on Your Remodel

We canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down….[XLINK {1186851} {more}]

Summer Showers (p. 113)

New Video! Installing an Outdoor Shower

TOH's John Taylor comes clean on his outdoor shower installation. Watch the video now.....[XLINK {http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1079069455} {more}]

Installing a Freezeproof Faucet

A step-by-step guide to protecting your exterior faucets from freezing and bursting....[XLINK {480863} {more}]

Like Old Times (p. 119)

Updated Vintage

Old-style fixtures and floor tile create a vintage-bathroom look for a traditional-style house....[XLINK {1545183} {more}]

Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda (p. 124)

The (Don't Get Burned) Remodeling Guide

A 4-phase plan for getting the kitchen you want at a price you can afford....[XLINK {1102023} {more}]

Concrete's Changing Colors (p. 128)

Kitchen Countertops

Sort out the choices of durable, stylish surface materials....[XLINK {1571320} {more}]

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