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March 2016

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Fresh redo ideas

are you killing your home with kindness?

Fresh redo ideas

ALL THE RIGHT spaces

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Q We’d like to put in a concrete-paver patio. What’s the best kind of paver to use in my climate? —PATRICK RIHA, EDINA, MINN. A Freezing conditions rarely affect concrete pavers, so go ahead and choose ones you like. More important is installing them over a well-compacted base of crushed stone so that ice won’t make your patio lift and settle.
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Fresh redo ideas

are you killing your home with kindness?

You’re house-proud—we understand. But it is possible to overdo when it comes to upkeep. Here, 17 ways your enthusiasm for homeownership could be doing more harm than good

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Fresh redo ideas

ALL THE RIGHT spaces

An enlarged floor plan that makes the most of nooks and crannies turns a modest 1914 house into a happy home for three

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This Old House TV

Putting history front and center

Designed and built from the ground up, the wraparound porch of this Queen Anne takes its proud place at the heart of the home’s appeal

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MUDROOMS

A DROP ZONE BY THE DOOR

FROM BARE-BONES TO BUILT-OUT, HERE ARE 28 IDEAS FOR CREATING A STYLISH SPOT FOR COATS, SHOES, BAGS—AND MORE—RIGHT WHERE YOU NEED IT MOST

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weekend remodel

Upgrade a steel lamppost

Use a PVC column kit and trim to create an architectural detail that shines day or night

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Fresh redo ideas

curb-appeal makeovers

Borrow from these before-and-afters and give the neighbors something to talk about

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IN EVERY ISSUE

Directory

COVER See listing for "Curb-Appeal Makeovers." HOME SOLUTIONS (pp. 15-21) Scribble center: Paint: Chalkboard Paint in Peapod, Periwinkle, and School House Green: rustoleum.com. Budget redo: Homeowner's blog: dearemmeline.blogspot.com BEFORE + AFTER: KITCHEN DESIGN Moving up (pp. 23-25) Architect: Mark Reilly Architecture: markreillyarchitecture.com.
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shopping

What’s old is new again

On the left, we have faithful reproductions of historical wallpaper patterns; on the right, playful updates. Any one you pick will bring enduring appeal to your walls

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before + after: kitchen design

Moving up

Rejiggering a hillside house allows everyone’s favorite room to reinvent itself as a gathering spot on the sunny top floor

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