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January | February 2001

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A homeowner details how a sensitive marriage between preservation and renovation transformed her family’s beloved cottage into a comfortable retreat

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Help for sagging gutters, uneven grout, and flaking brick
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This Old House magazine revisits five of the TV show’s viewers’ favorite projects from the last 22 years—and gets a glimpse of how life changes houses

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FALL TV PROJECT/CHARLESTOWN

FIRST-CLASS UPGRADES

Getting back to the basics of old-house renovation at the T.O.H. show project

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

INSTALLING A PREHUNG DOOR

A door is a precision instrument. It should consistently snap into its latch, clear its jamb by a fraction of an inch, and swing effortlessly on its hinges, but only when you want it to, never by itself. The fine tolerances needed to achieve this kind of performance help explain why the ability to hang a door is considered one of the true measures of carpentry skill.

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THINKING AHEAD

THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE, SAY THE EXPERTS FROM THIS OLD HOUSE, WILL BE EASY TO BUILD, EASY TO MAINTAIN, AND EASY ON THE ENVIRONMENT

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the kindest cuts

Pruning shrubs and trees shapes them up and bolsters their health

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MATERIALS

Floor in a Flash

Prefinished and pretty, engineered wood floors install with no mess

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LUXURIES

Water Worlds

Built-in aquariums offer constantly changing beauty

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TRANSFORMATIONS

Homecoming Queen

An inherited Victorian is restored to its former glory

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