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October 2012 IDEA FILE

 
idea file

October 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

A budget-wise DIY do-over turns an isolated kitchen into a family-room cook space
Find a one-wall kitchen design

before + after: bath

A cave-like bathroom becomes a breezy oasis big enough for two
Find more small-bath solutions

Photoshop redo

Stone veneer and a period-style front door help a dreary ranch

inspiring spruce-ups on a shoestring

TOH readers use DIY smarts to create stylish upgrades that don't wallop their wallets
See the step-by-step tutorial on installing a carpet stair runner

cottage comeback

A design-savvy homeowner revives a neglected house on a budget

late-season sensation

Garden rooms that offer vibrant color well into fall

fifty nifty fix-ups for less than $100

Give your home a lift with these ingenious style boosts
Learn more about signing up for TOH on tablet

before + after: kitchen

A budget-wise DIY do-over turns an isolated kitchen into a family-room cook space
Find a one-wall kitchen design

before + after: bath

A cave-like bathroom becomes a breezy oasis big enough for two
Find more small-bath solutions

Photoshop redo

Stone veneer and a period-style front door help a dreary ranch

inspiring spruce-ups on a shoestring

TOH readers use DIY smarts to create stylish upgrades that don't wallop their wallets
See the step-by-step tutorial on installing a carpet stair runner

cottage comeback

A design-savvy homeowner revives a neglected house on a budget

late-season sensation

Garden rooms that offer vibrant color well into fall

fifty nifty fix-ups for less than $100

Give your home a lift with these ingenious style boosts
Learn more about signing up for TOH on tablet

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October 2012 UPGRADES

 
upgrades

October 2012 UPGRADES

shopping

Elegant cabinet knobs that only look expensive
Find out how to redeem special discounts on select items in this story

get this look for less

Colorful vintage kitchen

build it or buy it

Ladder bookshelf
Find a full cut list as well as materials to build a ladder bookshelf
See more storage projects


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October 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

 
home solutions

October 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Make your Halloween a haunting affair with tin-can lanterns and two ghostly projects; 10 uses for old socks; TOH editors' favorite home-improvement potions; steam cleaning 101; beware of germs that lurk in the dirt; prevent workshop fires
How to create tin-can lanterns
How to create an eerie Halloween mirror
How to build a wire ghost
Find more ways to use leftover items


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October 2012 TOH TV

 
TOH tv

October 2012 TOH TV

in search of the perfect paint colors

The owners of the latest TV project house use pro advice and high-tech resources to find the right shades for their simple Queen Anne
Get inspired by a gallery of exterior paint colors
See the action at the Cambridge project by webcam

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October 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

 
how-to projects

October 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Frame a ceiling fixture with an intricate stencil that mimics vintage plaster
See six other decorative painting techniques


weekend remodel

Create more curb appeal with a cobblestone driveway apron
Watch a step-by-step video of this project

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October 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

 
ask this old house

October 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

q + a

Turn fallen trees into firewood; replace lost sash locks on double-hung windows; seal a garage floor; reduce your trees' acorn crop; and more
Tablet Exclusive!
Find out how much insulation you really need:
For existing houses
For new houses
Submit your questions to our experts

step-by-step

Install a storm door

Norm's tricks of the trade

Use wood plugs to conceal screws on stair treads

TOH tested

Chain saws

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October 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

 
in every issue

October 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from This Old House

True DIY grit

thisoldhouse.com

Enter the 5th annual pumpkin-carving contest
See last year's winner and runners-up

reader mail

Get cabinet-painting how-to
• Email This Old House

save this old house

A Federal-style gem in West Newton, Penn.
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Letter From This Old House
• Email the Editor


thisoldhouse.com
Enter the 5th annual pumpkin-carving contest
See last year's winner and runners-up


Reader Mail
Get cabinet-painting how-to
• Email This Old House


Home Solutions
How to create tin-can lanterns
How to create an eerie Halloween mirror
How to build a wire ghost
Find more ways to use leftover items


Before + After: Kitchen
Find a one-wall kitchen design


Before + After: Bath
Find more small-bath solutions


Paint Ideas
See six other decorative painting techniques


Shopping
Find out how to redeem special discounts on select items in this story


Build It or Buy It
Find a full cut list as well as materials to build a ladder bookshelf
See more storage projects


Ask This Old House
Tablet Exclusive!
Find out how much insulation you really need:
For existing houses
For new houses
Submit your questions to our experts


In Search of the Perfect Paint Colors
Get inspired by a gallery of exterior paint colors
See the action at the Cambridge project by webcam


Weekend Remodel: Driveway Apron
Watch a step-by-step video of this project


Inspiring Spruce-ups on a Shoestring
See the step-by-step tutorial on installing a carpet stair runner


Fifty Nifty Fix-ups for Less Than $100
Learn more about signing up for TOH on tablet


Save This Old House
• Got a house to save? Tell us about it


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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