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NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2017

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TOP 100 BEST NEW HOME PRODUCTS — 2017 —

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ALL ABOUT Interior Wall Cladding

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TOP 100 BEST NEW HOME PRODUCTS — 2017 —

How does a product make it into the TOH Top 100? Besides being introduced in the past year, it’s hard to pinpoint a rule that encompasses the entire list. We’re fans of products that cross off household to-dos, like a washing machine that can tackle two loads at once (page 96).
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ALL ABOUT Interior Wall Cladding

From shiplap to salvaged barn board, simple wood wall treatments are making a comeback, giving rooms a style and texture boost, plus a dose of rugged charm. Here’s how to choose and use them

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Q Can you explain the different types of sandpaper to me? I don’t know which kinds to use for which purposes. —PAM NAGEL, TEMPE, AZ A Most sandpapers, sanding sponges, and belts use aluminum oxide, the manmade version of the stuff that sapphires and rubies are made of.
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STONE, TIMBER, AND TENACITY

A handsome centuries-old house with a history of haphazard improvements meets its match in a family of determined DIYers

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Going with the Grain

A meticulous reno brings out the beauty in a 1925 Craftsman, from its quarter-sawn oak to its built-in charm

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Shadow box

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor put together a custom case for displaying heirloom collectibles and curios

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before + after kitchen

Going for flow

Three cramped, poorly configured rooms become one seamless space for prepping and enjoying meals, as well as tackling the laundry

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before + after | bath

Room to grow

An architect lets his house’s period style influence design choices for the kids’ bath, with a surprise twist overhead

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shopping

Wall-mount pot fillers

Save time (and your back) with a foldable faucet that nixes trips from sink to cooktop and fills your largest pots with aplomb

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THE HISTORY Built circa 1872, this Italianate is believed to be the oldest house in town. Local lore holds that the home’s original owner, Captain William Steers, used the square cupola atop its two stories as a sort of captain’s walk to survey his surroundings on all four sides— though in this landlocked location he would have been hard-pressed to spot a ship on the horizon.
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