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May 2006

FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Making Something Out of Nothing

NEW HOMEOWNER'S SPECIAL

Father Knows Best

HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Installing a Pull-Out Faucet

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Making Something Out of Nothing

How do you restore architectural detail to a derelict inner-city row house? Enlist a handful of experts who can copy what remains, find something similar, or choose the best of what’s new

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NEW HOMEOWNER'S SPECIAL

Father Knows Best

Not every new homeowner can get America's top contractor to stop by and offer advice. All the more reason to pay attention to what Kate Silva learned from her dad
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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Installing a Pull-Out Faucet

A STIFF-NECKED KITCHEN FAUCET with a little swivel head clutters the back of your sink, what with the spigot, the hot and cold handles, and that squat black spray hose (which, let’s face it, always leaks). The current trend in faucets is a single, sleek arm protruding from the sink rim—hose, faucet, spray, and hot and cold controls all in one place.

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LANDSCAPING

Made for the Shade

Plants that flourish where the sun doesn’t much shine

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old house, new space

WHEN THIS FAMILY OUTGREW THEIR HOME, THEY DECIDED TO ADD ON RATHER THAN MOVE ON-IMPROVING THE PLACE’S AWKWARD FLOOR PLANS IN THE PROCESS

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WORKSHOP

Skill Building

Gluing PVC Pipe How to “weld" plastic in seconds All the joints in PVC piping, whether it's used for the drains and vents in house plumbing or as part of a central vacuum system, are literally welded together with a chemical solvent.The solvent cement, applied to both of the pieces being joined, temporarily melts a thin layer of PVC, which resolidifies in the seconds after the pieces are put together and forms a seamless, waterproof, airtight seal.
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Hidden Assets

THE NEWEST KITCHEN STORAGE SOLUTIONS PUT EVERY INCH OF CABINET SPACE TO WORK

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“21 Ways to Save on Your Remodel” [March] was so thorough and, refreshingly, included the perspective of the contractor, like not trying to save by cutting your contractor’s bottom line. I’m a GC, and we do residential remodels, but I also do coaching seminars and workshops around money, mess, and communicating honestly about what’s really up when it comes to remodeling your home.
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HOW IT WORKS

Central Vacuums

In-wall piping yields cleaner rooms and clearer air

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SALVAGE

More Than Window Dressing

How to use vintage shutters to improve a new or old home’s exterior and add period style inside

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