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Now what do I do?

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Chip off the Old Block

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47 Survival Skills EVERY Homeowner SHOULD Know
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Chip off the Old Block

The house is new, but you'd never know it. How one couple built a home in tune with their neighborhood's architectural heritage

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These built-ins are popping up in more and more homeowners’ remodels, whether as a fully equipped kitchen in miniature or just a niche carved out for bottles; and glassware. Read on for the best design ideas and planning info, bar none

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whats HOLDING up your home

Framing today uses both traditional and modern materials—from sawn lumber to laminated woods to sheets of steel. Here's how one building makes use of them all

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Ask This Old House

NEED AN EXPERT? WE’VE GOT FIVE, READY TO ANSWER YOUR HOME QUESTIONS
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Skill Building

SHARPEN YOUR KNOW-HOW WITH THESE TIPS FOR DOING ANYTHING BETTER AROUND THE HOUSE
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Cast to Last

Vintage iron radiators offer comfort on a cold day and style year-round in new and old houses alike

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HOW IT WORKS

Gas Cop

Understanding how your meter works can help save you money this winter

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HOME TECH

One Touch, Every Light

Easy, affordable ways to get whole-house lighting control without rewiring

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A DOGHOUSE LIKE her HOUSE

Inspired by our story, one Florida homeowner builds a pad for her best pal. And she’s not the only one: Turn the page for more canine creations from TOH readers
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