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June 2017

READ THIS BEFORE YOU

REDO YOUR ROOF

ask This Old House

small wonder

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READ THIS BEFORE YOU

REDO YOUR ROOF

Four out of five homeowners opt for asphalt shingles—here’s the lowdown on choosing the right ones for your own roof

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ask This Old House

One of my copper gutters can’t handle the volume of water running into it. Would adding another downspout stop the gutter from overflowing? —NANCY KAVANAUGH, DORCHESTER, MA Another downspout would double your gutter’s capacity, but that means you’d have to remove the gutter and reinstall it so its high point is halfway between the two downspouts.
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small wonder

A homeowner with a magpie’s eye and a restless imagination turns his own little slice of Buffalo, New York, into a magical garden brimming with ideas

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Bright Ideas

A lively yet restrained paint palette turns a century-old white box into a cheerful family home

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grow your own

Tomato time

From meaty beefsteaks to teeny cherries, this summer staple comes in a rainbow array of sizes and shapes. Here, tips for growing success, plus recipes to enjoy

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build it

Make a cedar planter

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor work together to build a beautiful, freestanding piece of furniture that will dress up any patio or deck

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weekend remodel

Build a fire pit patio

On their own, handsome stone pavers expand a home’s entertaining space, but add a fire pit and your yard becomes a destination

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smart home

Now hear this

Voice-activated digital assistants can handle an increasing number of helpful tasks at home. Are you ready for your house to talk back to you?

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before + after

Fresh Start

Relocating the kitchen allows a family to create a big, bright, open space that connects to the deck— with its grilling island—and serves as the hub of the house

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Pretty classic

Victorian-era farmhouses offer space, easy living, and a frilly facade, whether they sit on sprawling acreage or on the outskirts of town

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