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September 2015

ALL ABOUT Linoleum Flooring

HOUSE OF HARD KNOCKS

color! 50 boosts under $100

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ALL ABOUT Linoleum Flooring

Durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly before green was a selling point, linoleum is winning new fans. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering it for your home

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HOUSE OF HARD KNOCKS

A novice homeowner triumphs over DIY disasters with the help of friends, family, and YouTube

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color! 50 boosts under $100

Don’t be a shrinking violet. From bold blues to radiant reds, striking hues are a sure way to bring a space to life. Up ahead: dozens of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, and cheery accents to spruce up your rooms— each for less than a C-note

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Can you tell me the colors and brand of paint in the laundry room on page 17 of the April 2014 issue? —PAULA HUFF, LAKEVIEw. ARK. We get these requests all the time from readers who fall in love with a color they’ve seen. Even where we do pinpoint the maker and hue, the variation in printing and the light in your room will likely result in confounded expectations.
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weekend remodel

Install shutters on a brick house

Use masonry anchors to attach working window coverings to a plain brick facade—and add some period charm, to boot

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IN EVERY ISSUE

Directory

COVER: See the listing for Before + After Kitchen. HOME SOLUTIONS (pp. 13-24) Salvaged-mantel headboard; Fabric (in-store only), foam and batting: joann.com. Colorful fall blooms: Thanks to Thomas Christopher, coauthor of Essential Perennials; timberpress.com.
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historic hues

All the Presidents’ paints

Whether you live in a red state or a blue one, these paint colors—all from houses of former commanders-in-chief—just might get your vote

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before + after: kitchen

Character study

The owners of a 1940s cottage blend past and present to get modern function with vintage charm

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furniture makeovers

One piece, five ways

A plain flat-pack dresser gets a vintage-hardware-fueled redo. Then another, and another...

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before + after: back porch

From plain to period-perfect

A healthy dose of Craftsman detail and a cheerful color palette give a new back porch front-and-center personality

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