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November 2004

TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Old Lights, New Glow

TRANSFORMATIONS

PUTTING THINGS WRIGHT

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TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

We’re refurbishing our main bathroom, and we’ve hit a snag: When it came time to replace the tub/shower valve, we found that the ceramic tile on that wall was so close to the valve that we couldn’t get it out. My wife is afraid I’ll ruin the tile if I try to enlarge the opening.
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TOOLS & KNOW-HOW

Old Lights, New Glow

What it takes to bring an antique light fixture back to life

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TRANSFORMATIONS

PUTTING THINGS WRIGHT

When your boyhood home was designed by America’s most famous architect, its restoration justifies four years of careful work

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Find

Plastic Fantastic

Radios from the 1930s, '40s, and ’50s have a wonderful retro-modern look

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25TH-ANNIVERSARY TV PROJECT: CARLISLE

BUILDING BLOCKS

The Carlisle TV project gets a jump start on framing, thanks to floor, wall, and foundation panels

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UPKEEP

Old Cabinets, New Color

How to transform your kitchen with a paintbrush

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ON THE COVER

PRIVATE DOMAINS

TWO LUXURIOUS MASTER SUITES THAT LET YOU GET AWAY FROM IT ALL, RIGHT AT HOME

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FROM THE GROUND UP

Comfort Control

Proper insulation is the best way to maximize comfort and minimize energy bills

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FEATURES

WALLS WITH CHARACTER

3 easy painting techniques to make a room look special

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

HANGING A CHANDELIER

Whether it’s in a dining room or a bedroom, replacing a simple ceiling light fixture with a chandelier is a great way to add character and decoration to an otherwise plain room. But because chandeliers are heavy fixtures, it’s often necessary to replace a standard electrical box in the ceiling, which has a maximum load rating of 50 pounds, with a support system that can hold the added weight.

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