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March 2014

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

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ALL ABOUT

Fiberglass Entry Doors

FROM OUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS

7 CREATIVE LOW-COST UPGRADES

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HEATED DRIVEWAYS/WARPED DOORS /MOLDY ATTICS/ASHES IN GARDENS/MORE

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ALL ABOUT

Fiberglass Entry Doors

They’re weatherproof, easy to maintain, and harder than ever to distinguish from wood. Here’s how to choose a fiberglass door that fits your house and your budget

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FROM OUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS

7 CREATIVE LOW-COST UPGRADES

In the fertile imaginations of home-design bloggers, every cramped kitchen, dull wall, and beat-up countertop turns into an opportunity for reinvention—and an inspiring read. With trademark ingenuity and everyday tools, they find ways to combine sweat equity with a handful of affordable materials to solve the sorts of dilemmas that less creative homeowners can only gripe about.

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Curb Appeal Before & Afters

INNER BEAUTY IS IMPORTANT, but when it comes to your house, what’s on the outside counts plenty. A well-designed exterior is a joy to come home to that can earn you major points with your neighbors—and attract potential buyers, down the road.

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idea file

ROOMBY-ROOM REVIVAL

TWO ATTENTIVE HOMEOWNERS TURN THEIR HAS-BEEN HOUSE INTO A GRACIOUS HOME BY GETTING EVERY DETAIL JUST RIGHT

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weekend remodel

Make a concrete planter

Grab some concrete-countertop mix and build plywood forms to create striking landscape ornaments

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TOH TV

Front-porch pizzazz

The This Old House TV team creates a railing of flatsawn balusters that packs a big visual punch

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home solutions

Foolproof decorating tips

Professional home stagers know how to play up your house's strengths, hide its flaws, and make it appealing to just about everyone. We talked to several of these pros across the country to get their tips for freshening up your home’s interior—without breaking the bank.

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landscaping

From tiny sprouts...

...a glorious garden grows. Here’s how to cultivate your own—from seed

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

MASTER LOCKSMITH LARRY COSARES REPLIES: Of course you can! And, most likely, one key is all you’ll need because interior doors on old houses typically share identical locks. The first step is to remove one of the locks and take it in to an antiques store or a locksmith that has a collection of old bit keys, often called skeleton keys.
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