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JANUARY | FEBRUARY 2008

TRANSFORMATIONS

FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE

STEP-BY-STEP

Laminating a Countertop

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In fine detail

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TRANSFORMATIONS

FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO OUR HOUSE

A rowdy fraternity had totally trashed the 1897 brick row house. Then a pair of professors bought it and set about restoring its architectural integrity

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STEP-BY-STEP

Laminating a Countertop

OKAY, PEOPLE, give us a little room to work here. Because we’d like to fold the laundry without having the delicates drop off the dryer into the dust bunnies, and we sure could use a place to lay out the parts of those “some assembly required” projects.

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In fine detail

The 1910 house had strong, simple moldings and millwork. A remodel turned it into a full-blown Arts and Crafts beauty

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GREEN HOUSE

Spend a Little, Save a Lot

Or spend a whole bunch and save even more. Here are 10 ways to shave your energy bills this winter

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SAVE WHILE YOU SPLURGE

Easy ways to cut costs, not corners, on some of the most high-end home-improvement projects

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THIS OLD HOUSE MAGAZINE SHOW LOFT 2008

A Loft Grows Up

Lessons learned from a couple who refined their former factory space with selective upgrades, street smarts, and a little help from TOH

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WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

Richard Trethewey replies: New houses like yours are tightly sealed to save energy. But they also trap moisture, which keeps humidity levels much higher than in older, leakier houses. In such situations, it doesn’t matter how good your windows are; the humid air ends up condensing on just about any cool surface.
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ENERGY SAVINGS

Old Windows Out, New Windows In

Ready-to-install replacement units give you high performance and good looks with a minimum of fuss

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AROUND MY HOUSE

Does This House Make Me Look Fat?

My new home is a reflection of me—and all I can see are its flaws and shortcomings

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CROWN JEWELS

INSTALLING MOLDING WHERE WALLS MEET CEILING ADDS CHARACTER AND VALUE TO YOUR HOME. BUT THE VARIETY OF MATERIALS CROWN MOLDING COMES IN CAN BE DAUNTING. HERE’S HELP SORTING OUT WHAT WORKS WHERE

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