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September 2005

The DON'T GET BURNED Remodeling Guide

FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

The Man With Too Many Plans

KITCHEN AND BATH SPECIAL 2005

cool baths, hot stoves

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The DON'T GET BURNED Remodeling Guide

A 4-phase plan for getting the kitchen you want at a price you can afford

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

The Man With Too Many Plans

The owner of TOH’s new TV project house struggled for more than a decade to find a renovation blueprint he could live with. Here are 10 lessons drawn from his experience to help you get the right plan for your house, right from the start

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KITCHEN AND BATH SPECIAL 2005

cool baths, hot stoves

Our pick of the newest products, latest trends, and best technologies for the two most essential rooms in the house

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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

How do you know when an asphalt shingle roof needs replacement? Are there clues to look for before telltale water stains appear on our plaster ceilings? Pat Burmeister, Plymouth, Minn. Tom Silva replies: There are several clues, and the biggest one is age.
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TRANSFORMATIONS

Log Barn Legacy

He rebuilt a salvaged house barn one 48-foot log at a time, then turned an old granary into a sunroom and another into a garage. It took 20 years, but what's two decades when the family place will last generations

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LANDSCAPING

Rake Now, Spring's Ahead

10 easy fall tasks that’ll shape up your landscape

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HOMEOWNER'S HANDBOOK

overview

AS WITH MOST LANDSCAPING PROJECTS, preparation is the most critical part of seeding a lawn. The condition of the soil has to be ideal to coax the tiny grass seeds into germinating. That means using well-turned earth with proper drainage and the right chemistry.

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KITCHEN & BATH SPECIAL 2005

TO EACH HIS & HER OWN

Separate baths give both halves of a couple their own private retreats

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departments

HOUSE CALLS

Q We're interested in adding a garage to our late-19th-century house. We like the look of a detached garage, which seems the most period-appropriate. Can you help us get started? A BACK IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 20TH CENTURY, when garages were becoming more common, the designs were typically integrated into the architectural style of the house.

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UPKEEP

Face-lift for an Old Door

A pro's secrets for rejuvenating weather-beaten wood

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