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November 2008

WORKSHOP

Ask This Old House

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Before & After

Reader Remodel

Hey Dad... ...Are You Busy Next Weekend?

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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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Before & After

These homeowners searched and searched for the ideal wreck to renovate. Here’s how they transformed a stuck-in-time 1950s Cape Cod into a comfortable home for today

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Reader Remodel

Hey Dad... ...Are You Busy Next Weekend?

How one novice homeowner renovated a wreck with crumbling walls, moldy floors, and pigeon nests, relying on lots of help from her dear old dad

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OLD HOUSE, SMART HOUSE

Before getting comfy meant adjusting the thermostat, homes were designed to catch a breeze or, in colder climes, to block, one. See how traditional building elements can make your home more efficient today

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TOH TV

Build Your Design File

How to find inspiration for remodeling your dream home in the everyday things around you

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STEP-BY-STEP

Painting a Color Wash

YOU COULD SPEND DAYS WITH A FLOAT and a trowel trying to make your walls look perfect. But where’s the fun in that? You’d be much better off if you just embrace that old messy plaster and play up its rough surface and wornout paint. Or if you’re in a new house, infuse your toopristine drywall with a little old-world character.

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More Before & After

One-Room Redos

Six smart makeovers reveal the pains and payoffs of renovating a single space

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HOW IT WORKS

Heat Pump

Get superefficient heating in the winter and air-conditioning all summer long

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KITCHEN DESIGN

Rules Are for Breaking

A design pro updated her galley kitchen by annexing space, widening entries, and making creative use of open shelves

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SALVAGE

Windowed Cottage Doors

Use one to spruce up your entry, or bring one inside to double as a pantry door or as an elegant dressing vanity when fitted with a mirror and hooks

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