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April 2008

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11 modules + 8 flatbeds + 3 days = 1 custom-built house

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LIGHT MAKES IT RIGHT

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11 modules + 8 flatbeds + 3 days = 1 custom-built house

Modular used to be code for small, cheap, and boring. Not anymore. Today’s factory-built housing is designed as well, looks every bit as good, and uses the same quality methods and materials as houses built one stud at a time. Plus, it often costs less. Here’s a look at how this house went from the factory to home sweet home

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NEED AN EXPERT? WE’VE GOT FIVE, READY TO ANSWER YOUR HOME QUESTIONS
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LIGHT MAKES IT RIGHT

A windowed addition opens onto a series of outdoor rooms, brightening a dark bungalow and bringing the outside in

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STEP-BY-STEP

Lining a Cedar Closet

WHILE THE SMELL of mothballs may conjure fond memories of your grandfather’s overcoat, it’s not really the most attractive scent to wear out in public. Fortunately, there’s a more fragrant way to keep moths and insects from making a snack of your best cashmere.

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Is your pro a con?

As the weather warms and home-improvement projects begin, renovation rip-off artists come knocking. Here's what you need to know to see through their scams

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HEALTHY HOME

keeping Mold From Taking Hold

Mold spores are a problem anywhere it’s humid, but in post-Katrina New Orleans, the scourge is hard to beat. Here’s how the owner of TOH TV’s latest project house did it

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PUT SOME Sprig IN YOUR STEPS

...and in your planting beds, patios and pots, too. On these pages: IO eye—catching ways to transform your outdoor space

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

Add privacy to your outdoor space with these smart landscaping solutions

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Building a Toy Chest

How to make handy storage for games and gizmos, with instructions for parents and kids

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