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Stone veneer

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the lifted-up, added-on-to, rejiggered, streamlined, and upgraded modern farmhouse

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Q Should I be doing anything to maintain my garden tools? —DOC BURLESON, OKLAHOMA CITY A The big enemy of metal gardening implements, like the vintage ones at left, is rust. So after each use, wash off any dirt with soapy water, dry the metal, then spritz it with WD-40.
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ALL ABOUT

Stone veneer

It used to be hard—rock hard—to add authentic-looking stone to your home. Not any more. Thanks to lightweight veneers, it gets easier by the day to dress up a room or the whole darn house. Here’s all you need to know

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the lifted-up, added-on-to, rejiggered, streamlined, and upgraded modern farmhouse

houses aren’t built to be museum pieces. Tastes change, new materials come along, and each owner gets to decide whether the place needs an extra bath—or a helipad. So it’s best not to approach a newly acquired house with kid gloves and a fear of change, right?

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weekend remodel

How to build a fold-down bar

Use cedar lumber and a doweling jig to create an outdoor piece that can handle its share of liquor

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Your Health Gardening Guide

There’s nothing like heading into your yard on a warm spring day and getting your hands dirty—in a good way. “Gardening can be great for reducing stress," says Alexis Chiang Colvin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City.
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BEAUTY on a BUDGET

A resourceful couple with a "more is more" philosophy and a talent for thrift carves a hardscrabble lot into a series of exuberantly romantic gardens

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11 Ways TO GIVE YOUR HOME A PERSONAL STAMP

Big design ideas have their place, but often it’s the small touches that make a home feel extra special. Consider the 11 creative upgrades we’ve gathered here, from mix-matched transom windows to wainscot with a unique diamond motif. Inspired by everything from the sublime to the mundane—picture a pile of leftover fiberboard—they are bound to inspire a tweak or two at your own place.

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landscaping

Splashy new coleus perk up any corner

The old-time favorite is better than ever, with more varieties to energize shady beds, potted plantings, and even sunny borders

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Build a three-tiered side table

It holds much more than a reading lamp—and takes less time to make than shopping for a look-alike

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Cover: See listing for “Modern Farmhouse." Checklist (p. 14) Thanks to Mike Lizotte, American Meadows; americanmeadows.com. Mark Greene, Harris Seeds; harrisseeds.com. Before + After Kitchen: Same space, big improvement (pp. 25-28) Architect: Andre Rothblatt Architecture, San Francisco, CA; andrerothblattarchitecture.com.
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