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December 1999

dream house finale

A DREAM COME TRUE

OWNER'S MANUAL

point, click, renovate

features

FOR STARTERS

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dream house finale

A DREAM COME TRUE

After 14 months of stressful construction, the Cromwells are ready to move into a traditional-looking house designed to soothe modern life

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OWNER'S MANUAL

point, click, renovate

It’s 3 in the morning and you awake in a panic: You forgot to get enough drop cloths for this weekend’s painting party. Or maybe you just have a hankering to study a vast selection of antique door latches. Either way, the solution is easy—turn on the computer.

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features

FOR STARTERS

Until these home owners can launch a full-scale renovation, they’ve made their house look good fast with elbow grease, plenty of paint, and ingenuity

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MATERIALS

Bionic Beams

Strong, stiff, and stable, engineered lumber does Mother Nature one better

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ASK NORM

ASK NORM

What to do with old tile, old paint, and old bathroom fixtures
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FALL TV PROJECT/HOME FOR A NEW CENTURY

wall to wall

INSIDE AND OUT, THIS OLD HOUSE CRAFTSMEN CREATE ENDURING QUALITY USING TIME-PROVEN TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS

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LETTERS

LETTERS

Falling Out of Loathe I read the story [“Loathe Thy Neighbor?” October 1999] with great interest, as I am the article’s Jane Doe, i.e., the person who attracts falling tree limbs. I am happy to report that since I spoke with your writer, my neighbor and I have also spoken to each other—after several months of perfecting our avoidance techniques.
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UPKEEP

Rust Busters

For a healthy water heater, don’t spare the rod.

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FINANCES

Warranty and Peace?

These plans pay for big-ticket repairs, but they may not be worth the price

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TINY TECH

The Silvas’ new study mixes modern machines with traditional design

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