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Workshop

Luxuries

Eastern Eden

A teahouse provides a focal point in the garden.By Wendy Moonan

Materials

PEX Appeal

Flexible plastic water piping cuts plumbers' labor in half. By Tim Snyder

Technology

Working in Concert

Smarter, interconnected appliances streamline household tasks.By Ian Austen

By Design

Shelf Help

A kitchen pantry gives you maximum food storage.By Max Alexander

Transformations

Louisiana Purchase

Hard work rescues a Baton Rouge Neoclassical house.By Louise Jarvis

Talking Shop

Clear the Way

Tools for unclogging your drains. By Clayton DeKorne

Finances

Home Away From Home

Saving on a second dwelling.By Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine

Upkeep

Black Magic

Routine sealing keeps an asphalt driveway in top form. By Nancy Lackman

Features

Furniture Trends 2001:

Living Large

From the International Home Furnishings Market come pieces with masculine appeal.By Liz Seymour

Homeowner's Handbook

Hanging Kitchen Cabinets

Tom Silva takes the guesswork out of installing factory-built cabinetry.By Tim Snyder

Winter TV Project:

West Palm Beach, Florida

Redoing the kitchen in "Cabinet Meeting;" hurricane safeguards in "Keeping it Together."By Jefferson Kolle

A Fortress of One's Own

With a superhero's lair in mind, this novelist built a private retreat in his backyard.By Michael Chabon

Giving the Kids a Bath

Ingenuity—not expansion— opened up possibilities for a small-scale children's bathroom.By John Riha

Cook's Tour de Force

Remodeling her 1879 farmhouse allowed a former chef the kitchen of her dreams.By Laura Fraser

Coming Up Roses

Climbing and rambling varieties adorn fences, arbors, lampposts, and more.By Peter V. Fossel

Poster: Bathroom Sinks

An attractive array of basin styles, plus material facts to consider. By John Riha

Departments

Outtakes

Tom's been working on the railroad...

House Calls With Steve

Creating a universal bath for an aging parent.

Ask The Expert

Removing laminate, installing ridge vents, and choosing a boiler.

Letter from This Old House

Winter project homeowner Rob Thompson weighs in.

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