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Workshop

 

Workshop

Home Center Project

Corral your portable electronics with a charging station made from stock moldings

Weekend Remodel

Lay a broken bluestone patio

Q + A

Is gray water safe for veggies?; fix a sagging gate; repair wood siding gouges; and more

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Fill the gap between a storage cabinet and a closet wall; snap a straight chalk line

Reader Tool Test

Cordless string trimmers

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Wipe away lead; window-replacement tax credit; water heaters get Energy Star status; and more

Home Center Project

Corral your portable electronics with a charging station made from stock moldings

Weekend Remodel

Lay a broken bluestone patio

Q + A

Is gray water safe for veggies?; fix a sagging gate; repair wood siding gouges; and more

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Fill the gap between a storage cabinet and a closet wall; snap a straight chalk line

Reader Tool Test

Cordless string trimmers

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Wipe away lead; window-replacement tax credit; water heaters get Energy Star status; and more

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Features

 

Features

Before + After: Kitchen

A light-filled plan opens up a 1949 cottage's pinched cooking quarters

Photoshop Redo

Craftsman details and a warmer color palette freshen up a brick house's facade

Eat Out More Often

Get pro advice for adding a backyard kitchen without going overboard on cost

Vintage Bath at a Budget Price

From sinks to sconces, [ITALIC "TOH"] editors help you get a high-end look with lower-priced fixtures and finishes

Reader Remodel

A Montana couple transforms a crumbling 1901 Dutch Colonial Revival into their forever home

Small-Space Solutions

Nine tips and tricks that made a family of five's tight quarters seem positively palatial

Price Wise

Patio umbrellas

Get This Look

Farmhouse porch

Build It or Buy It

Lean-to shed for garden tools

All About

Composite decking

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Departments

 

Departments

Paint Ideas

Step up your stairs' style with a ruglike enamel runner

Landscaping

Seven design tips for artfully placing container plantings

Whaddaya Call It?

Keep the barbeque fire burning safely with this gas-grill guide

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Thisoldhouse.com (p. 9)

Great Last-Minute Ways to Make Mom Happy

10 smart money-saving gifts for Mom [XLINK {20273925} {more}]

12 great gifts for Mom's breakfast in bed [XLINK {20276586} {more}]

15 fast growers for Mom's cutting garden [XLINK {20274695} {more}]

More ideas for Mother's Day [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/mothers-day} {more}]

Get Our Gadget

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Letter (p. 13)

Why You Should DIY Unto Others

Set your to-do list aside and check out where you can volunteer [XLINK {20196380} {more}]

Rebuilding Together [XLINK {http://www.rebuildingtogether.org} {more}]

Homes for Our Troops [XLINK {http://www.homesforourtroops.org} {more}]

Habitat for Humanity [XLINK {http://www.habitat.org} {more}]

Reader Mail (p. 14)

The Man Has a Point

Scott's April letter [XLINK {20271859} {more}]

Letters defending Scott [XLINK {20271861} {more}]

Longest Unfinished Project

Share photos and descriptions of the DIY project you just can't get around to finishing [XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/showthread.php?t=12113} {more}]

Stories Mentioned on the Reader Mail Page

Smart Storage Solutions [XLINK {20264710} {more}]

50 Nifty Tricks for Big DIY Savings [XLINK {20250928} {more}]

Everything You Need to Rewire a Light Fixture [XLINK {20267510} {more}]

Boost Your Curb Appeal [XLINK {20270648} {more}]

Checklist (p. 16)

Prep Patio Furniture

Need to replace webbing or make other fixes? Learn how to tackle them [XLINK {458247} {more}]

Home Solutions (p. 21)

Ladder Plant Stand

Find tips and tricks for successful container gardening [XLINK {457842} {more}]

10 Uses

Learn new ways to use leftover materials [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=10+uses&bu=&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Prudent Pit Practices

Tips on safely quenching a fire at home [XLINK {20271787} {more}]

Before and After: Kitchen (p. 29)

Lose a Wall, Gain a Workable Space

How to install a tile backsplash [XLINK {472318} {more}]

Help! (p. 41)

I Have No Clue Where to Start

How to work with architects and contractors [XLINK {1037380} {more}]

Landscaping (p. 45)

Make It Yourself

Find step-by-step instructions for making a hypertufa trough [XLINK {20271744} {more}]

Fountain How-To

Learn how to turn a container into a water feature [XLINK {20193839} {more}]

Build It Or Buy It (p. 52)

Garden Tools Shed

Check out other kinds of storage units [XLINK {191972} {more}]

Whaddaya Call It? (p. 59)

Cooking With Gas

See 15 sharp grills [XLINK {1638646} {more}]

Find more maintenance advice [XLINK {1638829} {more}]

Home Center Project (p. 60)

Turning Molding Into a Charging Station

Follow a detailed step-by-step of this project [XLINK {20272895} {more}]

Weekend Remodel (p. 63)

Lay a Bluestone Patio

See other flowers and herbs that grow well between stones [XLINK {1078321} {more}]

Outdoor Kitchen Special (p. 68)

Eat Out More Often

Get pointers on making your own outdoor kitchen island [XLINK {20208184} {more}]

Remodel (p. 74)

Vintage Bath at a Budget Price

Find other ways to give your bath a vintage look [XLINK {20053588} {more}]

Reader Remodel (p. 60)

After 23 Moves We Finally Found Our Forever Home

Learn how to install beadboard wainscoting [XLINK {216493} {more}]

TV Project (p. 86)

9 Small Space Solutions

See time-lapse photos of the house's renovation [XLINK {http://thisoldhouse.earthcam.com/brooklyn/} {more}]

Read the homeowners' blog [XLINK {http://oldhousemyhouse.thisoldhouse.com/} {more}]

All About: Composite Decking (p. 92)

Follow a Pro

How to Install Composite Decking [XLINK {1639314} {more}]

Deck Gallery

See more inspiring deck designs [XLINK {1197023} {more}]

Not Just for Decking

Learn how to turn composite boards on their edges to make the curved borders for a brick walkway [XLINK {20200448} {more}]

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