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October 2014

THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST REMODEL

ONE ROOM WONDERS

ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST REMODEL

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

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THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST REMODEL

ONE ROOM WONDERS

Thousands of you sent in pictures of your perfected spaces, hoping to land in these pages. Among all your amazing redos, five reader remodels really won us over—and won the DIYers behind them $1,000 apiece

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ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

These planes of mine were once covered in rust too, but I got rid of it by using a 6-amp battery charger and a baking-soda solution— 1 tablespoon per gallon of water—in a 5-gallon bucket. I clipped the charger’s black cable to a plane body, minus its wood or brass parts, and dunked it into the solution.
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THE SEARCH FOR AMERICA'S BEST REMODEL

GRAND PRIZE WINNERS

How did one of your fellow readers earn our awe—and a $5,000 prize? Well, first he had to “retire” so he could work on the house full-time. Nice job!

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America's Best Remodle Contest Winners

THIS OLD HOUDSE SAVED

Our back-page column is the place where many of you dream of finding your next home. The three families in this story have done just that, moving heaven and earth—and in one case, the house itself—for the chance to make that fantasy a reality. Here’s how they polished up their diamonds in the rough

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weekend remodel

You love this rustic touch

We asked TOH fans about sliding barn doors and got a flood of questions. Here’s our answer

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hidden history

Look what you found!

From a homemade mousetrap to a fading Civil War tintype, the oddities readers have discovered in and around their homes surprised even us

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fat-wallet awards

You sweat the small...change

Congratulations! You pinched your pennies so hard, you could have bruised Lincoln

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THAT SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY

23 READER Tips

We asked. And you delivered. Once again, you've sent us scores of ingenious ways to save time, money, and aggravation using nothing more than the everyday stuff people have around the house. Here are the best—the most original—of the bunch

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TOH TV

“TOH came to my rescue”

A longtime fan gets her dream remodel, as the crew resuscitates her Greek Revival

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Reader mail

“It changed who we are” Ever hear that song “Where the Green Grass Grows”? For our first home, it was our dream to live the simple life, to escape the city. We wanted a garden, an orchard, a shop for my husband Justin’s cars, open space for dogs and kids to run.
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