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October 2012

GREAT STYLE GREAT SAVINGS

FIFTY NIFTY FIX-UPS FOR LESS THAN $100

Inspiring Spruce-ups on a Shoestring

GREAT STYLE GREAT SAVINGS

COTTAGE COMEBACK

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GREAT STYLE GREAT SAVINGS

FIFTY NIFTY FIX-UPS FOR LESS THAN $100

Simple upgrades can drastically improve the feel and function of your home. Read on for CLEVER TIPS, PROJECTS, AND PRODUCTS that offer a big payoff for a small investment in time and money

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Inspiring Spruce-ups on a Shoestring

Just because you have to stretch your homeimprovement dollars doesn’t mean you need to scrimp on style. Coming up, resourceful TOH readers show how to turn a dated cook space into a handsome farmhouse kitchen, plus five more standout projects—all by trading sweat equity for green

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GREAT STYLE GREAT SAVINGS

COTTAGE COMEBACK

Its stucco painted bubble-gum pink and its interior spotted black with mold, this 1950s home sat empty for years— until a new owner with an eye for cost-conscious design revived it with a welcoming open plan and a warm, rustic look

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weekend remodel

How to install a driveway apron

Use handy paver mats to give your driveway some old-world charm

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TOH TV

In search of the perfect paint colors

The owners of the current TOH TV house used period illustrations, expert advice, and modern technology to find the right hues for their home

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ask this old house

As long as the fallen trees haven't started rotting on the forest floor, they can become fuel for your fireplace. Get yourself a sledgehammer and a wedge, like you see here, and get to work. Splitting is worth the effort because the wood dries faster, stacks easier, and burns better than round logs, Of course, you'll need a chain saw first.
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late-season SENSATION

Carved out of an apple orchard, these colorful garden rooms show how fall-blooming perennials, long-flowering annuals, and a fruitful harvest can really shine in the golden light of autumn

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TOH TESTED

what to look for A translucent gas tank or one with a window to check the fuel level. A tool-less tensioner for quick and easy chain adjustments. An easy-start system, paired with a primer bulb, that fires up the engine with fewer pulls. A handle spacious enough to hold down with your boot during starts.
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ask this old house

STEP-BY-STEP

Install a storm door

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build it or buy it

Ladder bookshelf

Assemble a custom tiered storage unit or opt for a ready-made one

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