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Workshop

 

Workshop

Shopping

Garden urns

Build It or Buy It

Adirondack chairs

Reader Tips

Try out these 33 inventive ways to save time and money

Home Center Project

Use planters and sheet metal to cook up a grilling station

Whaddaya Call It?

Feel more secure with this guide to the inside of your front-door lockset

Weekend Remodel

Paint a checkerboard on your floor

Q + A

Go solar to power your fountain pump; seal dormer leaks; clear up rusty wall water; fix a squeaky floor; and more

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Repair loose joint tape on a textured ceiling

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Slow-moving grass mix; sow veggies in a neighbor's yard; mortgage-restructuring workshops; and more

Shopping

Garden urns

Build It or Buy It

Adirondack chairs

Reader Tips

Try out these 33 inventive ways to save time and money

Home Center Project

Use planters and sheet metal to cook up a grilling station

Whaddaya Call It?

Feel more secure with this guide to the inside of your front-door lockset

Weekend Remodel

Paint a checkerboard on your floor

Q + A

Go solar to power your fountain pump; seal dormer leaks; clear up rusty wall water; fix a squeaky floor; and more

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Repair loose joint tape on a textured ceiling

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Slow-moving grass mix; sow veggies in a neighbor's yard; mortgage-restructuring workshops; and more

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Features

 

Features

Meet the $5,000 Winners

With some sleuthing, sweat equity, and a little pro help, the Walkers gave an 1896 Queen Anne cottage spectacular new life

Small Scale, Major Impact

The $1,000 winners and their impressive one-room redos

The Moxie Awards

Seven inspiring tales of determined DIYers who just wouldn't give up

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Departments

 

Departments

Before and After: Attic

A couple makes the most of online resources to help create a sunlit master suite

Landscaping

A rowhouse dweller transforms his desolate backyard into a lush urban oasis

Paint Ideas

Leftover cans and a colorful imagination create a baby's room that's full of life

Budget Redo

A bungalow kitchen gets back its vintage charm[EMDASH]for $645

Garden Ideas

Lawn tools reside in style in this finely detailed stone garden shed

Hey, I Remember That!

[ITALIC "TOH"] readers share memorable details of their childhood homes

Get This Look

Victorian-style powder room

Price Wise

Ceiling fans

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

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Checklist (p. 14)

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home Right Now

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Home Solutions (p. 19)

10 Uses

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Everything You Need to Frame a Photograph

Choosing the proper fastener [XLINK {203389} {more}]

Hanging pictures on rock-hard plaster walls [XLINK {430642} {more}]

Hanging heavy pictures [XLINK {1597915} {more}]

Before and After (p. 27)

Gut the Old, Google the New

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Get This Look (p. 38)

Victorian-Style Powder Room

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Pricewise (p. 43)

Ceiling Fans

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Life at Home (p. 45)

Hey, I Remember That!

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Shopping (p. 49)

Garden Urns

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Build it Or Buy It (p. 52)

Adirondack Chair

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Build it buy it garden bench [XLINK {20275203} {more}]

How to refine a rustic cabin [XLINK {20268507} {more}]

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Home Center Project (p. 54)

Turning Planters Into a Grilling Station

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Whaddaya Call It? (p. 57)

Key to a Safe Home

See [ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva install a new lockset [XLINK {1632455} {more}]

Weekend Remodel (p. 59)

Paint a Floor

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Install a floating floor [XLINK {1055047} {more}]

How to lay a cork floor [XLINK {1550493} {more}]

How to lay engineered wood floors [XLINK {216032} {more}]

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Reader Remodel (p. 64)

Meet the $5,000 Winner

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Small Scale, Major Impact

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Reader Tips (p. 80)

33 Clever, Time-Saving, Money-Saving Tips

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All About (p. 84)

Lawns

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Ask This Old House (p. 91)

Q&A

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