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October 1999

OWNER'S MANUAL

Loathe Thy Neighbor?

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into the wood

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OWNER'S MANUAL

Loathe Thy Neighbor?

When property issues arise, avoid a fight by knowing your rights

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into the wood

A SUPERBLY CRAFTED KITCHEN MIXES FURNITURE AND CABINETRY IN AN OPEN LAYOUT THAT COOKS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS

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AN ADDITION TO AN 18TH-CENTURY HOUSE RESPECTS ITS QUAKER PAST WHILE CELEBRATING THE FUTURE

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FALL TV PROJECT / HOME FOR A NEW CENTURY

what's new: siding, roof shingles, doors, bricks,balusters

“Now this is how to build a house,” says This Old House contractor Tom Silva. Standing in front of his brother Dick’s house in Billerica, Massachusetts, Tom surveys something he’s rarely seen in his 13 years working with the show —a structure where everything from the basement slab to the roof peak is square, solid, and state-ofthe-art.

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THE POSTER

LIGHT BULBS

For thousands of years, mankind’s lighting ingenuity was embodied in the dim glow of a candle, lantern,lantern, or torch. But in the 1840s, change came quickly. Gaslights brought a hissing glow that would remain popular until the turn of the century.

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MATERIALS

A Subtle Tint

Pigmented plaster warms up rooms in ways no paint can

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FINANCES

Points in Your Favor

Pay an up-front fee and you can refinance at a lower interest rate. But are the savings worth the cost?

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BY DESIGN

Closet Control

Tame unruly wardrobes with smart shelving, drawers, and cubbies

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Wall smarts

Built-in shelves and storage cabinets turn plain-faced rooms into handsome, efficient spaces that remind us of the way houses used to be

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Character Building

New trim and a wraparound porch dress up a bare-bones Colonial

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