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planning the ideal landscape in 5 easy steps

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planning the ideal landscape in 5 easy steps

A beautiful yard not only adds curb appeal to your home, it creates an outdoor space that you can enjoy virtually year-round, whether you’re having a cookout on the patio or viewing the garden from the kitchen window. As an investment, landscaping can increase the value of your property by as much as 20 percent—if it’s done well.

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We had a bluestone walkway installed at our house 10 years ago. The surface is flaking and cracking in many areas. We thought this stone would last for at least 25 years. Is there a better stone we should have used? CONVY STAHL, SOUTHAMPTON, MASS.
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suck it up

range hoods keep kitchen air free of grease, steam, and odors

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TRANSFORMATIONS

little house on the runway

A pilot moves and rebuilds a 150-year-old barn. Did we mention it’s in an airpark?

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Installing Rain Gutters

Many homeowners nurse their battered, leaky gutters along because they just don’t see the reward of new gutters outweighing the effort required to replace them. That’s why we enlisted Agustin Crookston, owner of Classic Gutter Systems in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to show how attractive gutters can be—and how easy to install.

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Under Cabinet Lighting

Sorting through the options for adding this important type of task light

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This Old House TV Project

BETTER THAN EVER

Like a freshly pressed shirt, the Colonial Revival house in Winchester, Massachusetts, whose renovation we documented, pleases the eye with crisp edges and smooth surfaces. Nearly nine months of reworking its innards and skin has given the building a sharpness of detail it hasn’t had since it was built in 1922.

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Going to Pots

Use containers to create a glorious garden anywhere

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Choosing & Using string trimmers

Trimmers and techniques to keep your grass looking its best

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