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March 2009

ALL ABOUT

Wood entry doors

space saver

SMART STORAGE SOLUTIONS

ask this old house

Q + A

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ALL ABOUT

Wood entry doors

Strong and secure, they offer unlimited design flexibility along with solid good looks. The TOH team helps you select and care for a front door that's right for your home's style—and your budget

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space saver

SMART STORAGE SOLUTIONS

Even the most cramped house has space with untapped potential. Behind the walls, between them, or under the stairs, there's often room to build in cubbies, cupboards, and shelves where freestanding furniture just won't fit. So follow along on a room-by-room tour that's full of expert tips, shortcuts, and simple DIY projects to help you carve out clever places to stow everything.

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ask this old house

Q + A

Q Can I grow the seeds I saved from last year's Halloween pumpkin? —ALYSSA GULINO, ALEXANDRIA, VA. A As long as you’ve kept them in a cool, dry, dark place, pumpkin seeds can be planted when the heavy spring rains are over and temperatures regularly reach into the 70s.
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space savers

making room

A finished attic added space and light, inspiring other tweaks that make this small house smarter

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idea file

Branching Out

Traditional trellises made from twigs look at home in any backyard. Here’s how one gardener makes her own—and how you can too

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help!

“My husband is a toolaholic...help!”

Our married team of remodeling therapists offers tried-and-true advice for surviving the emotional and financial pitfalls of home improvement

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weekend remodel

Install easy crown molding

Ditch the coping saw, and don’t worry about perfect miters when you put up this featherlight, modern-day plaster detail

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TOH TV

Woodwork refresher course

Whether it’s a quick cleaning or a complete strip-down, you can always remedy a tired, old wood finish

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shopping

Victorian-style lav faucets

One easy way to warm up a bathroom: Swap in a vintage-look faucet. Here, our favorites to fit sink decks with one, two, or three holes—or none at all

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before + after: kitchen

How to open up a cramped kitchen

A dark and dreary kitchen becomes a sun-filled showpiece and gathering spot

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