Enjoy Full Access

Start Your 30-Day Free Trial

July | August 2004

TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

FEATURES

FAMILY FRIENDLY

FEATURES

CREATING A CUTTING GARDEN

3031
TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

All the books I read say that you should be able to save 25 to 30 percent of the cost of a house by acting as your own general contractor, even if you don’t do any of the actual work. Is this really true? DONALD MORRISON, CRETE, ILL. TOM SILVA REPLIES: Sure, being a GC is a piece of cake.
9293
FEATURES

FAMILY FRIENDLY

THE KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM COMBO IS EVERYONE'S FAVORITE HANGOUT. HERE ARE THREE PLANS THAT WORK

122123
FEATURES

CREATING A CUTTING GARDEN

For simple summer pleasures, it doesn’t get much nicer than a vase filled with fresh-cut flowers. Particularly if you’ve grown them yourself. But all too often homeowners are afraid to cut the flowers blooming in their own backyard. “People worry that they’ll be taking away from the landscape,” says This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

4647
BY DESIGN

Room for Two

An architect’s strategies for shared baths that work

158159
TRANSFORMATIONS

PLAIN TO FANCY

IT ISN’T EVERYONE who has a chance to buy a six-and-a-half-acre “town” in a picturesque valley. But when Doug Hopkins, a New York City artist in search of studio space, saw an abandoned oil-pumping station near Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, he knew he had to buy it.

8283
HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

TILING AROUND A TUB

WITH TILE CONTRACTOR JOE FERRANTE

170171
GARDEN MAKEOVER

A PATCH OF PARADISE

HOW ONE HOMEOWNER TRANSFORMED A NEGLECTED LOT

5859
UP KEEP

Low-Risk Laundry Room

Some of the greatest potential for flood and fire comes from your washer and dryer. Here’s how to cut the odds

130131
FEATURES

THE DOPE ON ROPE

HOW TO BUY IT, HOW TO TIE IT

106107

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTSMAN

A KITCHEN AND DINING ROOM REMODEL UPDATES THE ARTS AND CRAFTS STYLE

June2004 September2004