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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Replacing bench boards; how to get rid of mushrooms; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

The [ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter's hose tips

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Replacing bench boards; how to get rid of mushrooms; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

The [ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter's hose tips

Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

Step-by-Step

Painting kitchen cabinets, pro-style

Give Your Grill the Works

Turn your barbecue zone into an outdoor kitchen complete with prep, cleanup, and serving space

DIY Projects That Pay

Three big-bang-for-your-buck, no-contractor-needed upgrades for your entry, bath, and kitchen

Family Project

Cool off—and cash in—with our easy-to-build lemonade stand

Second Life

With its 1834 core, oddly shaped pool, and 1950s additions, the house lacked a unified style. So the new owners invented one

Little Wonder

A small yard blooms with bright color and makes room for dining, reading, and relaxing

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Departments

 

Departments

Bath Design

Switching rooms around gave one couple a classic period master bath

Kitchen & Bath Report

The best budget-friendly new products from the industry's 2008 trade show

Landscaping

Water-thrifty succulents that will thrive almost anywhere

House 911

The pool had become a swamp. Then the maintenance man arrived (whew!)

Great Neighborhoods

Eight friendly areas whose housing stock is the stuff dreams are made on

Green House

The skinny on soy-based foam insulation

Know-how

Mythbusters! The TOH experts demo 14 home-improvement misconceptions

Toolbox

The latest hoses and spray nozzles make watering a pleasure

Save This Old House

A Carolina cottage worth keeping

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Web Highlights (p. 8)

Best Neighborhoods

Find the best places for commuters, families, retirees, and more [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=best+neighborhoods&bu=&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Summer Jobs

Projects for a great-looking house this summer [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/summer-upkeep} {more}]

Around the House (p. 22)

Send Us your Tips

Submit your favorite tips to Around the House [XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/forumdisplay.php?f=383} {more}]

Need to Know (p. 26)

Air Conditioning

Watch Richard Tretheway install a programmable thermostat [XLINK {20047036} {more}]

Bath Design (p. 29)

More Ideas

See how other homeowners solve their bath-design problems [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/bathroom-design} {more}]

Kitchen & Bath Report (p. 33)

Bold Redo

Big help for small bathrooms [XLINK {191441} {more}]

14 kitchen and bath space savers [XLINK {20180862} {more}]

Traditional kitchen and bath products [XLINK {20055864} {more}]

Meet the Survivors (p. 39)

More Hardy Plants

Drought-resistant perennials [XLINK {1213573} {more}]

More drought-resistant perennials [XLINK {1218339} {more}]

Swamp Thing (p. 45)

Pool Maintenance

Learn how to maintain a pool [XLINK {20051390} {more}]

The Best Places to Buy an Old House (p. 48)

More Neighborhoods

Find the best places for commuters, families, retirees, and more [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=best+places&bu=&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Family Project (p. 59)

Building a Lemonade Stand

Get complete step-by-step instructions [XLINK {20210158} {more}]

Watch the video [XLINK {20177702} {more}]

Greenhouse (p. 67)

So, You Pumped Your Walls Full of Soybeans?

See how soy-based products help make your home healthier [XLINK {20208040} {more}]

Know-How (p. 71)

Busted!

TOH's 6-point plan for getting the best contractor [XLINK {1108971} {more}]

10 ways to shrink your energy bills [XLINK {20169070} {more}]

Toolbox (p. 77)

Let Us Spray

More nozzles [XLINK {20215279} {more}]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets (p. 83)

More Advice

Learn more about kitchen cabinets [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/kitchen-cabinets} {more}]

Use our DIY designer [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/design-toolbox} {more}]

More on painting kitchen cabinets [XLINK {202424} {more}]

New cabinets not in the budget? New paint is almost as good [XLINK {783875} {more}]

Cabinet pulls [XLINK {1590784} {more}]

Fixing loose hinge holes [XLINK {211554} {more}]

Give Your Grill the Works (p. 90)

Upgrades With Impact

View complete step-by-step instructions for building this outdoor kitchen [XLINK {20208184} {more}]

Little Wonder (p. 104)

More On Small Yards

Learn other tricks for making the most of your small yard [XLINK {1635165} {more}]

DIY Projects That Pay (p. 112)

More Projects to Try

Replace a pre-hung door [XLINK {1630878} {more}]

Exterior painting how-to [XLINK {20180479} {more}]

Install a soapstone countertop [XLINK {20207908} {more}]

Install a tile backsplash [XLINK {472318} {more}]

Change a faucet [XLINK {1615503} {more}]

Install a medicine cabinet [XLINK {20048437} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 123)

Cooling Projects

How to install a portable air conditioner [XLINK {20057387} {more}]

Installing a mini-split air conditioner [XLINK {1630888} {more}]

How to install a solar attic fan [XLINK {20047003} {more}]

How to install a ceiling fan [XLINK {20047018} {more}]

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