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October 2016

features

23 things you didn't know you could fix yourself

Idea House 2016

Stylish and Sustainable

READER REMODEL CONTEST 2016

ONE-ROOM WONDERS

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features

23 things you didn't know you could fix yourself

There is an inherent frugality that comes with being a do-it-yourselfer. You paint walls, tile bathrooms, and install deck boards in part because hiring a pro isn’t in the budget. But when you’re faced with certain niggling things—specifically, broken things—that DIY drive seems to fade.

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Idea House 2016

Stylish and Sustainable

State-of-the-art energy efficiency, modern convenience, and a timeless look give TOH’s Farmhouse at Emerson Green lasting appeal

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READER REMODEL CONTEST 2016

ONE-ROOM WONDERS

From thousands of entries that bear witness to our readers’ blood (sometimes), sweat (always), and grit (truly), the homeowners behind these five makeovers emerged as this year’s winners. Each received a $1,000 Delta prize package— and our admiration
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departments

ask This Old House

Q Can you tell me about these old auger bits I inherited? —THOMAS CONDRY, LAWTON, OK A What you have are twist or screw augers, which have been used since the 1700s to bore large— and often long—holes in wood and to hog out mortises. Yours would have been chucked into a tool called a bit brace and turned by hand.
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This Old House: The Arlington Project

Patience Pays Off

The new season of TOH TV features an Arts and Crafts sleeper that will get both heightened period charm and a bumpout in back with all the modern amenities

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do it right

READ THIS BEFORE YOU Buy a toilet

Whether you're outfitting a grand master bath or a cozy powder room, make sure the fixture you choose looks good and performs flawlessly with every flush

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READER REMODEL CONTEST 2016

GRAND-PRIZE WINNERS

Meet Jim and Shannon—the homeowners who won us over with their DIY skills and pioneer spirit and landed our $10,000 top prize from Delta Faucet

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in every issue

directory

BEFORE + AFTER: BATH Open and inviting (pp. 22-23) Tub: Kateryn; signaturehardware.com. Sinks, faucets, toilet, shower fittings, and tub filler: Kohler; us.kohler.com for stores. Tile: daltile.com. Mirrored medicine cabinets, sconce lights, and towel racks: restorationhardware.com.
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Reader mail

I’m currently remodeling my grandma and grandpa’s 1964 ranch house. I’d been looking for a fun, vintage way to decorate the very long hallway. When I saw the tidbit about free downloadable WPA poster art [Home Solutions, August 2016], I knew I had found my answer!
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fix it firebox

Repoint a firebox

Unsightly cracked and crumbling mortar inside a fireplace can be fixed in minutes with a few simple tools

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