Enjoy Full Access

Start Your 30-Day Free Trial

May 2001

departments

ASK NORM

features

COOK'S TOUR DE FORCE

features

COMING UP ROSES

2627
departments

ASK NORM

Tips for second-story decks and leaky gable vents
124125
features

COOK'S TOUR DE FORCE

A dream kitchen drives a farmhouse’s remodel

138139
features

COMING UP ROSES

Climbers and ramblers will cover a trellis, an arbor, even a shed roof, with a profusion of blooms

8485
KITCHEN & BATH

HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

HANGING KITCHEN CABINETS

108109
features

a fortress of one’s own

In search of solitude and inspired by a comic-book superhero’s hideaway, novelist Michael Chabon built a private retreat in his backyard

5051
TRANSFORMATIONS

Louisiana Purchase

A novice renovator takes on an overlooked gem in an up-andcoming Baton Rouge neighborhood—and finds his calling

6465
FINANCES

Home Away From Home

Calculating the costs of owning two houses

102103
tv project/west palm

weathering THE STORM

If it’s not nailed or screwed or cemented down, Florida’s hurricanes will blow it away

116117
features

GIVING THE KIDS A BATH

Clear colors and quality material highlight a bathroom designed with children in mind

3637
MATERIALS

Pex Appeal

Flexible plastic tubing is changing the way our houses are plumbed

April2001 June2001