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MARCH 2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

MARCH 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

Check out the details that made this cook space a winner

before + after: home office

A front room is reborn as an office, a library, and a half bath

budget redo

A DIY vanity top and wallet-friendly fixtures brighten a dingy powder room

Photoshop redo

Beefier columns help improve a house's Neo-Colonial style

paint ideas

Give your entry an energy boost with our color pro's front-door paint picks

landscaping

Use our foundation planting guide to help your house make a finer first impression

8 smart curb-appeal makeovers

Thrifty ideas designed to put any house's best face forward

light-filled & detail-rich

A Colonial-style house's redo strikes just the right balance

before + after: kitchen

Check out the details that made this cook space a winner

before + after: home office

A front room is reborn as an office, a library, and a half bath

budget redo

A DIY vanity top and wallet-friendly fixtures brighten a dingy powder room

Photoshop redo

Beefier columns help improve a house's Neo-Colonial style

paint ideas

Give your entry an energy boost with our color pro's front-door paint picks

landscaping

Use our foundation planting guide to help your house make a finer first impression

8 smart curb-appeal makeovers

Thrifty ideas designed to put any house's best face forward

light-filled & detail-rich

A Colonial-style house's redo strikes just the right balance

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MARCH 2012 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

MARCH 2012 TOH TV

building on an American original

Smart design and handcrafted touches bring the circa 1720 project house into the 21st century

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MARCH 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

MARCH 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Create a handsome hairpin-leg table; 10 uses for coffee grounds; in-house fire hazards to hunt for; turn a tree stump into a planter; drinking-water facts; and more

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MARCH 2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

MARCH 2012 UPGRADES

get this look for less

Shaker-style kitchen

shopping

Colorful kitchen aids

price wise

Limestone floor tile

all about

Fiber-cement siding

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MARCH 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

MARCH 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

salvage style

Transform a vintage barn pulley into an adjustable bedside sconce

animal house

Create the perfect place to pamper your pooch at bath time

weekend remodel

Step up your house's curb appeal by giving your entry porch a stone-veneer makeover

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MARCH 2012 ASK TOH

 
ask this old house

MARCH 2012 ASK TOH

Q + A

Install hardwood trim without cracking plaster walls; safe places to hide from a violent storm; and more

TOH tested

Heavy-duty pruners

Norm's tricks of the trade

Use a nailer to attach crown molding to kitchen cabinets

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MARCH 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

MARCH 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

Why a DIYer's work is never done

checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

save this old house

A unique 1910 home in Youngstown, Ohio, for $15,000

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Letter From This Old House
• Email the Editor


thisoldhouse.com
• 1. How to build a simple deck
• 2. How to spruce up a deck
• 3. How to lay a broken bluestone patio
• 4. How to build a brick patio
• 5. How to build an arbor bench
• 6. How to build a garden bench
• 7. Watch a video of TOH general contractor Tom Silva building a small deck


Reader Mail
Read editor Scott Omelianuk's recent letter about his latest addition
• Email This Old House


Home Solutions
For a chance to be in our upcoming reader-created issue, share your clever uses
Find step-by-step instructions for making the hairpin-leg coffee table and edge trim


Before + After: Kitchen
Enter your kitchen redo in our Reader Remodel Contest


Before + After: Home Office
Enter your revamped space in our upcoming Reader Remodel Contest


Get This Look for Less
For the sides of the shelving, use our template


Shopping
What do you want us to shop for next? Make your request


Salvage style: Barn pulley
Got an inventive reuse idea?


Paint Ideas
If you've transformed a space with paint, show us! Enter our 2012 Reader Remodel Contest


Landscaping
Got a gorgeous yard? Show us the transformation and enter our 2012 Reader Remodel Contest
Weekend Remodel: Clad Steps in Stone
Upload pictures of your DIY handiwork for a chance to appear in our July issue
Learn how to remove and reinstall your porch posts
Watch a step-by-step video of this project


8 Smart Curb-Appeal Makeovers
Enter your exterior redo in our Reader Remodel Contest


TOH TV: Building on an American Original
Learn about the Bedford house's storied past


Light-Filled & Detail-Rich
Enter your whole-house remodel in our Reader Remodel Contest


All About Fiber-Cement Siding
See how fiber-cement siding can give an old home a period-perfect face-lift
Post ideas for what you'd like to see in All About


Ask This Old House
Know a trick that would impress Norm? Share it for a chance to be included in our July reader-created issue
Submit your questions to our experts


Save This Old House
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it and we might include it in our July reader-created issue


Tell us Your Story!
Here is your chance to featured in the pages of this old House Magazine -- and earn $250

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