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March 2013

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Curb-Appeal Boosts for Every Budge

spring cleaning

Read this before you organize your garage

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Crafty Ways to Save

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Curb-Appeal Boosts for Every Budge

MAKING YOUR HOUSE the stunner on the street doesn’t have to break you or the bank. Eye-catching exterior upgrades can be simple—repainting the front door and putting in new foundation plants—or complex, such as adding a new porch. It all depends on your wallet and the work you put in. But whichever approach you take, there’s no question that enhancing your house’s outward charm will make you prouder, your neighbors happier, and potential buyers more intrigued someday. Coming up, your fellow readers share eight inspiring before-and-after makeovers that show the range of successful improvements.

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spring cleaning

Read this before you organize your garage

All too often this valuable real estate is used as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, and sports gear, while your car never makes it farther than the driveway. Let our clutter-busting guide help you get yours shipshape in time for spring

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Crafty Ways to Save

This Old House's favorite home bloggers share clever DIY projects that deliver maximum style, comfort, and convenience on a minimal budget

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Q+A

Yes, provided you use a low-viscosity marine epoxy and hold the veneer in place as the epoxy cures. Bar clamps, like the one at left, are good holding devices because the sliding jaws set up quickly and lock down tightly with just a few twists of the handle.
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weekend remodel

Build a decorative driveway marker

Stock lumber and some creative cutting yield a charming new landmark

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ORDER IN THE HOUSE

REJIGGERING THE STAIRS, ADDING 30 SQUARE FEET, AND BUILDING IN CLEVER STORAGE SOLUTIONS TRANSFORMA COMPACT 1918 BUNGALOW— AND THE DAILY LIVES OF TWO BUSY PARENTS AND THEIR THREE YOUNG SONS

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landscaping

Slim fit

Trained against a wall or trimmed into a living fence, espaliered trees and shrubs are an elegant small-space solution for any yard

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UPDATING A CLASSIC

With a Scandinavianstyle interior and an open layout, the latest TOH TV project tucks a much-improved floor plan inside the restored shell of an 1887 Queen Anne

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TOH TESTED

BOSCH 4310 $540,55 pounds; boschtools.com Both the bevel and micro-adjustable miter controls sit up front, so you don’t have to reach behind to adjust them. We wish it had a laser to show where the blade will land on the work. Machined angle markings in large print pop.
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shopping

Onion-style porch lanterns

These nautical-inspired sconce lights add coastal cottage charm to your home’s entry, no matter the locale

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