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MARCH 2015 IDEA FILE

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before + after: kitchen

The right recipe changes a somber cook space into a cheery gathering place

before + after: bath

Raising the roof creates enough room for a light-filled two-part master bath • Check out 17 smart, stylish sink ideas from reader remodels

shopping

Glass subway tile

get this look for less

Vintage-industrial office

Photoshop redo

Updated color palettes bring an American Foursquare's architectural details to life

bumping up the charm

A meticulous designer enhances her Dutch Colonial Revival's defining traits

get more street cred

Put your place's best face forward with our cornucopia of curb-appeal tips • Make your own custom porch porch railing pattern

add an accent

Strategies for giving any space a colorful pop of personality with paint

home solutions

MARCH 2015 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Breadboard wall collage; 10 uses for keys; porcelain-doorknob hangers; potential toxin risks; budget-friendly front-porch redo; painted stair-runner trim partner; and more See how it's done:Find more smart uses for leftover stuff

upgrades

MARCH 2015 UPGRADES

big-box scores

Enrich your house's inner life with design pros' favorite fixtures, furnishings, and more

all about

Shade trees • Find a list of smaller shade trees

how-to projects

MARCH 2015 HOW-TO PROJECTS

landscaping

Green up your garden with our guide to feeding plants and soil

you asked for it

How-to for hanging remote-control window shades

weekend remodel

Give a plain wall stacked-stone personality with hand-painted cast-concrete panels • Watch a video of this projectMore stone veneer projects:Lay a natural stone patioClad concrete steps in stoneBuild a stone veneer fireplace surround

ask this old house

MARCH 2015 ASK TOH

Q + A

Prune shrub roses; halt ground-fault shocks; deep-feed an aging tree; advice for fledgling woodworkers; and more • Find out more about bleaching oilWatch Tom Silva install foam panels

Norm's tricks of the trade

Grit-savvy way to fold sandpaper

editors' picks

Six new products you should know about

in every issue

MARCH 2015 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

The da Vinci delusion

reader mail

Readers respond to November/December 2014

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