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April 2016

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Q+A

Small updates, big payoff

#DIYDARE CHALLENGE

weekend remodel

Install a critter-proof garden fence

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Q+A

I'd like to start an herb garden this year. Can you give some pointers on where to locate it and how to care for it? -TIM ANGELOSANTO, STONEHAM, MASS. Herbs love sun, so find a spot that gets at least 6 hours a day, and provide a compost-rich soil that drains well; they don’t like “wet feet.”
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Small updates, big payoff

#DIYDARE CHALLENGE

What would you do with a few feet of trim and spray paint? Or a wall-mount sink and several scraps of cedar? Or a workbench top and some casters?

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weekend remodel

Install a critter-proof garden fence

Use pressure-treated lumber to build a sturdy post-and-rail enclosure that prevents animals from swiping your veggies

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Small updates, big payoff

INTO THE WOODS

HERE’S HOW AN ORDINARY SUBURBAN LOT TRANSFORMED INTO A SERIES OF MAGICAL GARDEN ROOMS—WITH IDEAS ANYONE CAN USE

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Small updates, big payoff

COZY COTTAGE REDO

A first-time homeowner revives a neglected 1928 bungalow with patience, perseverance, and a little help from her skilled friends

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animal house

Creature comforts

Planning a remodel? Don’t forget about Rover. Today’s special built-in features and custom designs go way beyond the doggie door

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before + after: kitchen design

Major multitasker

A dated cook space gives way to a sophisticated, open gathering place for family and friends

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This Old House TV

That’s a wrap!

The TOH TV crew finishes remodeling an 1895 Queen Anne for a young family and delivers both modern functionality and Victorian-era charm

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get this look for less

Colorful, eclectic dining room

Playful shades and retro accents make this family gathering spot anything but stuffy

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shopping

Fauna for your door

A knocker is an opportunity to give your house a little extra personality. So why not go wild?

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