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July 2013

2013 WINNERS

ONE-ROOM WONDERS

money-savers

27 READER TIPS

2013 WINNERS

MOXIE AWARDS

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2013 WINNERS

ONE-ROOM WONDERS

Let's hear it for the best of the rest: Out of thousands of entries, we selected these five families as $1,000 winners for their marvelous makeovers

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money-savers

27 READER TIPS

Faced with the same conundrums that crop up around everyone’s house, the can-do readers of TOH have come up with a trove of ingenious, useful ways to make working on and living in your home a little easier

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2013 WINNERS

MOXIE AWARDS

Apparently, no project is impossible for these special readers. From remodeling a bathroom one tile at a time to setting 53 tons of retaining-wall blocks by hand, they don’t know the meaning of “quit”

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THE 2013 TOH READER REMODEL CONTEST

SAVING GRACE

After three years and counting, Dustin and Stephanie Simpson have learned a few things about how to deal with dust and disorder. Their tips

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ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q+A

RETAINING-WALL REDO/LEVEL A SUBFLOOR /SOLVE A HOT-WATER SHORTAGE/MORE

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cheapskate hall of fame

Meet our tightfisted heroes

From pilfering pine needles to faking flagstone, these masterful misers can teach us all a thing or two about cost-shaving shortcuts

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weekend remodel

He wanted a new backyard classic

We asked TOH fans about picnic tables, and they asked us for an update to the park-variety A-frame. Here’s our answer

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DIY strategies

Secrets of speedy remodelers

What does it take to finish a project in under a month? We asked three DIYers who tackled fast-track renovations for their best time-saving tips

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landscaping

Her roses grow like gangbusters

On the way to swapping turf for cottage-style plantings, this self-taught gardener discovered a passion for her new pastime

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Letter FROM THIS OLD HOUSE

Tales of DIY grit—and glory

"They make what you lived through seem normal,” Eric said to me, meaning you folks and my own remodel. Eric is the special projects editor at TOH, and this time of year he’s responsible for working with all of you who send in pictures and stories and tips for our annual Reader-Created Issue.

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