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October 2006

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15 green projects for under $500

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Laying a Cork Floor

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15 green projects for under $500

Hang your clothes out to dry, wrap your pipes, let worms eat your garbage. With those and our other easy, affordable ideas you can save energy, conserve resources, and make your house a less expensive place to live

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Laying a Cork Floor

IT’S BAD ENOUGH TO HAVE TO GET UP IN THE MORNING, let alone get up and experience the icy shock of a cold, cold floor on your way to the coffee pot. What you need is some soft warmth underfoot, a little cushion as you pad across the house. Enter cork.

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recycling katrina's ruins

One of the Gulf Coast’s hardest-hit communities deconstructs a battered 18th-century cottage to help rebuild others with its antique bricks and beams

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red yellow blue+green

The primary goal was building a house that rested easy on the planet. The color and comfort came naturally

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UPKEEP

The Cleaner Cleanup

Asbestos, lead, and mold: How to responsibly rid your house of three major health and environmental hazards

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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

NEED AN EXPERT? WE'VE GOT FIVE, READY TO ANSWER YOUR HOME QUESTIONS

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Gear for Every Body

I appreciated the short bit about women’s work boots [“Wanted: Women’s Boots Made for Working,” Around the House, July/August]. But boots aren’t all we women DIYers need. After what seemed like the nine millionth time up and down the ladder one weekend installing the siding on our shed, I finally decided it’s time to get a toolbelt.
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HOW IT WORKS

Radiant Floor Heating

Keeping your feet warm saves energy as it provides the ultimate in comfort

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the NATURAL CHOICE

Salvaged floors, recycled-glass tile, no-VOC paints. Sure, we’ve got that. But we'll also set you up with lamps made from junked stoplights and an eco-friendly bar sink, just to prove that stuff that’s healthy for the planet can fit in anyplace—even your old house.

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TOOLBOX

Keepers

Tools your kids will fight over when you’re dead

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