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July | August 2007

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shoulda, woulda, coulda...

3 kitchens 3 budgets

HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Hanging Exterior Shutters

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shoulda, woulda, coulda...

Regrets? Anyone who’s ever remodeled a kitchen—including This Old House staffers—can fess up to a few. Let our hard-earned hindsight help you steer clear of similar screwups

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3 kitchens 3 budgets

Whether your bankroll is small, ample, or somewhere in between, it’s possible to get the kitchen you crave at a price you can swallow. And we’ve got the case studies to prove it

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HOMEOWNER’S HANDBOOK

Hanging Exterior Shutters

SO WHAT IF YOU WANT to crank up the Bob Seger, slip on the dark glasses, turn up your collar, and slide across the living room floor in nothing but your underpants and an oxford shirt? Go right ahead—what you do in the privacy of your own home is, frankly, nobody’s beeswax.

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summer showers

A place to rinse off outdoors is a no-brainer for beach dwellers. But it's also great for cleaning up grimy gardeners, sweaty Little Leaguers, and muddy mutts. Here's how to hook up one of your own

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LIKE OLD TIMES (ONLY BETTER)

How to design a vintage-look bath, from floor plan to finishes

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LANDSCAPING

Don't Dry Up

Essential irrigation gear helps ease your plantings through midsummer drought—without wasting water

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WORKSHOP

Skill Building

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

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Directory

AROUND THE HOUSE (pp. 21-28) Gulf Coast Rising: Thanks to Kate Stohr, co-founder, Architecture for Humanity; Sherry-Lea Bloodworth, Gulf Coast development director, Architecture for Humanity. Be Your Own Lifeguard: Thanks to Mark Ross, Consumer Product Safety Commission spokesperson; cpsc.gov. Planting Late?:
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TOOL BOX

Tilt Control

All you need is a bubble in a vial to do your level best

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AROUND MY HOUSE

Confessions of an Architecture Victim

I thought building a new house would be easier than fixing up an old one. I was wrong

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