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April 2005

FEATURES

a tale of 4 cities

FEATURES

BACKYARD BLITZ

FROM THE TOH TV SHOW PROJECT CARLISLE

HOW TO BLOCK OUT THE CARS AND MOWERS WHEN THE NOISE IN YOUR YARD JUST MAKES YOU WANT TO SCREAM

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FEATURES

a tale of 4 cities

If you want to be inspired, visit these communities and see what homeowners with a sense of history can accomplish

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BACKYARD BLITZ

15 quick and easy ways to turn a not-so-great space into the great outdoors

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FROM THE TOH TV SHOW PROJECT CARLISLE

HOW TO BLOCK OUT THE CARS AND MOWERS WHEN THE NOISE IN YOUR YARD JUST MAKES YOU WANT TO SCREAM

Can’t a fella get a little peace and quiet?

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

Installing a Floating Floor

IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE A HOUSE BEING COZY without the warmth of wood flooring. The quickest way to get new wood underfoot is to install a floating floor. Unlike traditional solid-wood planks or strips, a floating floor is not nailed to the subfloor.

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BUILDING A GARDEN

BONE STRUCTURE ISN’T JUST FOR SUPERMODELS. IT’S THE BASIS OF ANY REALLY GOOD LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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DEPARTMENTS

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

FIXING CRACKED PLASTER We’re getting ready to remodel a bedroom in our 125-year-old house, and much of its plaster is terribly cracked. Can we go right over the old plaster with drywall, or should we rip out all the old lath and plaster first?
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TRANSFORMATIONS

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills!

A couple turns a dilapidated 1870s miner’s cabin into a weekend retreat

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PAPER WORK

Tenant, Anyone?

Live in the house of your dreams while a renter foots the bills

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IN EVERY ISSUE

DIRECTORY

Builder’s Bargain: eBay Inc., San Jose, CA; www.ebay.com. The Wine Tracker: Monogram Walk-In Wine Vault, GE Appliances; 800-626-2005; www. monogram.com. Origins: The SherwinWilliams Company, Cleveland, OH; 800-331-7979; www.sberwin-williams.com.
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HOUSE CALLS

Island Beauty

One couple’s master-bath plan takes a dramatically different tack by grouping fixtures in the middle

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