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May 2015

Kitchen and bath special

YOUR KITCHEN MUST-HAVES FOR LESS

Idea File

Four-Season Star

Idea File

Room at the Top

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Kitchen and bath special

YOUR KITCHEN MUST-HAVES FOR LESS

Oversize pendants, open shelves, pro-style ranges, patterned cement tile. One look at pinterest.com, and you’ll find page after page fueling these cook-space trends and more. They look great in pictures, sure, but will they work for you? Read on for SMART ADVICE and MONEY-SAVING TIPS that’ll help you bring the look to your house

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Idea File

Four-Season Star

A garden designer pairs easy-care shrubs and colorful containers for a home garden that wows year-round

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Idea File

Room at the Top

An imaginative tower addition opens up the floor plan of a classic American Foursquare and enables a longed-for view of a nearby landmark

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Q+A

Q Can you recommend a good gift for a beginning vegetable gardener? —JORDAN REED, CHICAGO A If the person you have in mind likes doing things precisely, this 40-inch beech ruler (monticelloshop.org) takes the guesswork out of seed spacing; it lists the spacing recommendations for 24 different plants. A dibble for drilling seed holes (left) makes a useful planting accessory.
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weekend remodel

Build a living wall

Use pressure-treated lumber and galvanized planter boxes to erect a vertical garden filled with colorful greenery

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landscaping

Power plants

Unfussy and long-lived, garden perennials pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year. Here, standouts everyone should grow

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kitchen + bath special

Fresh finds, fast fixes

Introducing 23 inventive new ways to upgrade your kitchen and baths

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TOH TV

Space for the whole family

A young Colonial gets a knockout kitchen with views of the house’s best feature—the backyard—and three separate bedrooms for the kids

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Kitchen and bath special

19 BUDGET— SMART BATH UPDATES

Put some wow in your washroom with these clever, affordable makeover ideas, STARTING AT JUST $4

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before + after: kitchen

Bright and open

Merging the kitchen and the dining area creates one big happy family hangout

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