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October 2000

SECRETS OF RENOVATION

Courting the Contractor

FALL TV PROJECT/CHARLESTOWN

A HOUSE DIVIDED

departments

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SECRETS OF RENOVATION

Courting the Contractor

A good one is hard to find. How to attract a busy builder’s interest and complete your project on time and on budget

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FALL TV PROJECT/CHARLESTOWN

A HOUSE DIVIDED

Mapping out plans to turn one Second Empire row house into two duplex apartments

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departments

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Fixes for crown-molding gaps, rotted siding, and loose knobs
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features

lush life

The best foundation plantings embrace the whole front yard

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features

rural revival

A farmhouse is transformed from a raccoon-infested eyesore into a welcoming weekend retreat

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features

LABOR OF LOVE

Renovation can tear couples apart; in this happy instance it moved the pair to wed

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LIGHTING & WIRING

HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

HANGING A LIGHT FIXTURE

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Space Mission

A California couple push up their sleeves and bring down the wall in their compact bungalow

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MATERIALS

The Barrier Method

With housewrap, proper installation is the key to keeping out the weather

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UPKEEP

All Squared Away

Replacing a broken bathroom wall tile

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