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April 2009

ask this old house

curb appeal

Boost your Curb Appeal

ALL ABOUT

Concrete pavers

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ask this old house

A When a hand fork gets rusty, it makes it harder to weed. That's why This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook recommends following this regimen after each use: Wash the tool with soap and water, dry it off, then spray the tines with WD-40.

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curb appeal

Boost your Curb Appeal

6 exterior makeovers with loads of inspiring (& money-saving!) ideas

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ALL ABOUT

Concrete pavers

When it’s time for a new driveway or poolside patio, this easy-to-install option is tough, cost-effective, and surprisingly handsome. The TOH experts show you how to choose well for your next project

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READER REMODEL

"My new yard was a half-acre floodplain"

She loved the wooded site—until it filled up like a lake with every downpour. Mad, wet, but undeterred, she carved out a flowering paradise (and a swimming pool!) from the muck. Here’s how

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idea file

ANATOMY OF A MODERN VINTAGE KITCHEN

Learn two design pros’ tricks for creating an OPEN-PLAN, MULTIPURPOSE space with just the right dose of OLD-FASHIONED CHARM

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weekend remodel

Build a trellis

Add dimension, color, and decoration to a blank space with a sturdy host for climbing plants

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landscaping

Focus on foliage

No need to rely on flowers to perk up your yard. Plants with dramatic leaves can dazzle—and save you work

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help!

“We got the cops called on us...help!”

Our husband-and-wife team of remodeling therapists offers tried-and-true advice for surviving the pitfalls of home improvement

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around my house

Home invasion

Take a deep breath—then hold it for two hours. That’s what it feels like to open your home up to a historic house tour

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THIS OLD HOUSE UNCOVERS

HIDDEN WAYS TO SAVE

We searched high and low to sleuth out the top secrets of pro contractors and die-hard DIYers for saving money when you hit the home stores

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