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July 2012

ask the readers of this old house

our reader remodel contest

ONE— ROOM WONDERS

our reader remodel contest

the 2012 MOXIE AWARDS

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ask the readers of this old house

MLBSF replies: No matter what the code says, a roof should always be stripped before the new shingles go on. They’ll last longer, the rafters won’t have to carry a lot of extra weight, and you’ll have an easier time getting the warranty honored if the roofing fails for some reason.
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our reader remodel contest

ONE— ROOM WONDERS

What do you have to do to win $1,000? The same thing that these readers did on their five fabulously focused makeovers: Knock our socks off

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our reader remodel contest

the 2012 MOXIE AWARDS

From a tough Tennessean who loaded up and hauled more than 106 truckloads of rocks to build a wall to an arthritic grandmother who gutted her bathroom, here are 14 readers who inspired us with their sometimescrazy, always extraordinary determination to get the job done

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THE 2012 TOH READER REMODEL CONTEST

AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING REMODEL

I’d been jogging by this old Tudor every day for years. Call me a stalker, but I was looking for a sign. Then one day, I got one: A small mulberry tree had sprouted from the roof. It was like a hand waving and saying, Come check this out, there’s something going on here.

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weekend remodel

A place for dreams... and all your other stuff

This reader-inspired bed contains 23 cubic feet of storage but no room for dust bunnies

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cheapskate hall of fame

How to save a buck (or even less!) at any cost

From foraging for pebbles to adopting goats, this year’s inductees to our elite club of misers set new standards of tightfistedness

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notes of appreciation

“You made my dreams come true”

Three thoughtful readers give credit to those who helped them turn a house into a home

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money savers

23 READER TIPS that save time and money

You people are unbelievable. Or at least amazing. Every year, we ask you for your brilliant nuggets of advice— those clever little time-savers and why-didn't-I-think-of-that solutions—and you still offer up scores of hard-won pearls. Thanks again for a job well done

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landscaping

Her yard’s a bloomin’ miracle

Twelve years after taking on a barren backyard, this passionate gardener is still weaving it into a rich tapestry of color and texture

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letter from This Old House

Family matters

“Nom, nom, nom.” That was the sound my son was making as he chewed the ears of his Sophie the Giraffe doll. I had packed him into his car seat and my tools into the trunk early one Saturday to go to my mother’s. I was meeting my brother, who needed to make a pair of wardrobe closets, and Mom’s garage is our workshop.
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