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November 2006

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Secrets of a perfect paint job

FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

9 STEPS TO GETTING THE KITCHEN YOU WANT

HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Hanging a Tin Ceiling

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Secrets of a perfect paint job

24 PRO TIPS to ensure your walls and trim get a flawless finish

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

9 STEPS TO GETTING THE KITCHEN YOU WANT

The key: Learn how to work with your designer

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Hanging a Tin Ceiling

SO YOU'RE SOAKING IN THE TUB. you've got the cndles going, you take the cucumber slices off your eyes and look up, and what do you see? Nothing. Well, technically, it’s something—it’s a plain, white, desolate ceiling. But that’s basically nothing.

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rowhouse REVIVIAL

It was moved, used as a house of ill repute, then chopped up into apartments. With its original details now careluHy restored, this 1878 Italianate has once more reclaimed its place as a gracious family home

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TRANSFORMATIONS

A RENOVATION TO REMEMBER

He meant to fix it up, sell it, and forget it. But somewhere between removing the asbestos siding and rebuilding the porch, this woodworker became deeply attached to the 1890 farmhouse he calls home

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A New Spin ON THE Laundry Room

It's not just a grungy basement space anymore. Today's cleanup centers are as centrally located and handsome as any other room in the house. Here's what you need to know to remodel or build one

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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

Tom Silva replies: That depends on the thickness of the existing insulation compared with the height of the joists. If your existing insulation sits even with the top of the joists or is less than an inch or so above or below them, then lay the new batts perpendicular to the old ones and push them tightly together.
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WORKSHOP

Directory

SOURCES, PRICES, AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCTS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE

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UPKEEP

Replacing a Threshold

How to put your entryway back on solid footing

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GREEN HOUSE

Clean Heat

A pellet stove is a kinder, gentler—and cheaper—way to warm your home this winter

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