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October 2010 Idea File

 
idea file

October 2010 Idea File

100-Year-Old Cottage, 21st-Century Remodel

A couple's eco-friendly choices transform a circa 1910 house into an energy-efficient "living lab"

Slash Your Utility Bills With a DIY Energy Audit

Find and fix 12 energy-sucking, money-wasting problem areas

Before + After: Kitchen

The right redo recipe lets a Victorian-era rowhouse's eatery keep its flavor while updating its efficiency

Landscaping

Trees and shrubs that will give your landscape dazzling fall foliage

Lessons Learned

Advice for nine readers on how to cope with their remodeling goofs and get it right next time

American Craftsman

Charles Peterson turns wood floors into hand-fashioned works of art

Vintage Bath on a Budget

Follow a DIY couple's example to create your own dream bath

100-Year-Old Cottage, 21st-Century Remodel

A couple's eco-friendly choices transform a circa 1910 house into an energy-efficient "living lab"

Slash Your Utility Bills With a DIY Energy Audit

Find and fix 12 energy-sucking, money-wasting problem areas

Before + After: Kitchen

The right redo recipe lets a Victorian-era rowhouse's eatery keep its flavor while updating its efficiency

Landscaping

Trees and shrubs that will give your landscape dazzling fall foliage

Lessons Learned

Advice for nine readers on how to cope with their remodeling goofs and get it right next time

American Craftsman

Charles Peterson turns wood floors into hand-fashioned works of art

Vintage Bath on a Budget

Follow a DIY couple's example to create your own dream bath

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October 2010 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

October 2010 TOH TV

Get the Lead Out

Addressing hidden dangers at the new project house

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October 2010 Upgrades

 
upgrades

October 2010 Upgrades

Shopping

Recycled, reclaimed, repurposed products

Get This Look

Rustic reclaimed workspace

Price Wise

Smart smoke alarms

Build It or Buy It

Small bookcase

All About

Gas fireplaces

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October 2010 Home Solutions

 
home solutions

October 2010 Home Solutions

Home Solutions

Let your pumpkins light the way this Halloween; use a pro's tips to reupholster a chair seat; peruse TOH staffers' greener cleaning product picks; and more

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October 2010 How-to Projects

 
how-to projects

October 2010 How-to Projects

Paint Ideas

Give your walls the look of custom wallpaper with a store-bought stamp

Whaddaya Call It?

Exhaust-fan ventilation system

Weekend Remodel

Extend your gardening time with a cold frame made from a salvaged window and rot-resistant planks

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October 2010 Ask TOH

 
ask this old house

October 2010 Ask TOH

Q + A

Get the drip out of frost-proof handles; find and fix a basement-wall leak; remove a glass-block shower wall; repair a wind-whacked storm door; and more

What Product When

Circular saws

Step-by-Step

Insulate your walls

Tool Test

Compound miter saws

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Learn where to locate deck footings

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October 2010 In Every Issue

 
in every issue

October 2010 In Every Issue

Letter From This Old House

The haunting

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Check the law before hatching your poultry plans; 2010 Best Old-House Neighborhood; and more

Save This Old House

Own an 1850s farmhouse in Pekin, Ind.

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Shortcuts

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

TV Listings

Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.