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June 2016

Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

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ALL ABOUT Exterior French Doors

open Up!

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Ask THIS OLD HOUSE

Q) I love the color of fresh mulch. Is there a type that stays close to the same color after it’s applied? -DAVE WEBER, LOUISVILLE, KY. A) All mulches, including this ground cedar bark, turn gray. Pine bark is the best at holding its color, but it too will fade eventually.
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upgrades

ALL ABOUT Exterior French Doors

The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right ones for your house and budget

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open Up!

A design-sawy bungalow owner finally gets her free-flowing family space—-with a great room that’s part great outdoors

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HIISIDE OASIS

How to turn a steeply sloped yard into a welcoming family retreat? Carve out plenty of terraced areas and add plantings that go with the flow

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outdoor rooms

at home outside

It’s time,to throw open your doors and enjoy life alfresco. We’ve got 33 upgrade ideas for turning even the simplest patio, porch, or deck into an inviting open-air retreat

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shop smarter

READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY DUCTLESS AC

These quick-to-retrofit cooling systems provide unrivaled operating efficiency and room-by-room zoning comfort

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shopping

Kitchen and bath finds

From clever appliances to nimble faucets to colorful countertop must-haves, 2016 is turning into a banner year for products aimed at two of your home’s most-trafficked spaces. Read on for 26 of our top picks

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This Old House TV

Instant charmer

The show follows along as a couple’s quest for quality leads them to a factory-built home

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landscaping

Good enough to eat

New ornamental varieties of edible plants make the idea of mixing fruits, vegetables, and herbs into garden beds and borders more appealing than ever

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COVER See the listing for "Open Up!" HOME SOLUTIONS (pp. 13-18) The 411 on hose buying: Garden hose: Colorstorm premium rubber hose in blue, Dramm; gardeners.com. Flat soaker hose: 25 feet of 5/8-inch-diameter soaker hose; melnor.com. Round soaker hose: 50 feet of Vs-inch-diameter soaker hose; gilmour.com.
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