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March 2012

ALL ABOUT

Fiber-cement siding

weekend remodel

Clad steps in stone

on the cover

smart curb-appeal makeovers

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ALL ABOUT

Fiber-cement siding

It masquerades as wood or masonry, wears like concrete, and survives even the harshest elements. This Old House investigates what may be your best Siding option

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weekend remodel

Clad steps in stone

How to overhaul your concrete porch with bluestone and natural-stone veneers

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on the cover

smart curb-appeal makeovers

Upgrading your house’s exterior doesn’t have to mean a soup-to-nuts remodel. Check out these clever, thrifty ideas to create a more welcoming home

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idea file

light-filled& detai-rich

Chunky moldings, wide-plank floorboards, beadboard ceilings— and numerous places to stash toys: Here’s how this Colonial-style house blends updated classic details and family-friendly comfort

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landscaping

House huggers

Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal

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FROM THE TOH TV JOB SITE

Building on an American Original

How the TOH crew used smart design and some clever handcrafted touches to turn a Revolutionary War-era relic into a 21st-century homestead

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ask this old house

Q+A

QA previous owner nailed 2x4s to the ceiling to give it a beamed look. How do I get rid of them? -AL DUNHAM, MILLSTONE TOWNSHIP, N.J. A If your predecessor did a “good” job and used beefy 16d framing nails, you’ll need nail-pulling power of the sort provided by the tool shown here. Place the jaws of the Crescent No. 56 Nail Puller on either side of the nailhead, and slam the sliding handle against its stop to drive the jaws into the wood.
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ask this old house

Chop, chop, time to lop

what to look for in a lopper

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shopping

Colorful kitchen aids

In shades such as tangerine and teal, these small appliances are so cheery, you’ll want to leave them on the countertop for all to see

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before + after: kitchen

Same footprint, total DIY redo

With the 2012 Reader Remodel Contest just under way, we take a closer look at last year's kitchen winner to get all the painstaking details

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