New Season, Fresh Looks

idea file

APRIL 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

Two cooks use DIY skills and bargain-hunting prowess to serve up their ideal cook space

before + after: bath

An oddly shaped space gains twice the function, period-style finishes—and privacy

budget redo

First-time homeowners turn a blank box into a cozy dining room

Photoshop redo

A pergola-topped porch helps a ranch turn on the cottage charm

DIYer's delight

A thoughtful whole-house makeover restores a Colonial Revival's neglected charm

read this before you remodel your laundry room

Expert advice on everything to consider before you get started

stretching a small yard

Use a pro's landscaping lessons to make your limited lot blossom

best old-house neighborhoods

Learn about four of the 61 top spots that made our 2012 list

TOH tv

APRIL 2012 TOH TV

adding on above the garage

Pro advice from the latest project house can help guide your addition decisions

upgrades

APRIL 2012 UPGRADES

shopping

Ceramic garden stools—from $66

get this look for less

Cottage-style bedroom

shop smarter

Stainless-steel sink

home solutions

APRIL 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Make a tin-tile message board; 10 uses for coins; solutions for compost-pile problems; insulation issues to watch out for; and more

how-to projects

APRIL 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Rag on a second shade to bring out the best in your base color

landscaping

Our guide to grass will put your lawn on the path to a lush life

home center project

Use some simple materials to build a mirror-topped accent table

weekend remodel

Create an enticing garden gate with stock cedar lumber

ask this old house

APRIL 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

Q + A

Get window casing to fit when jamb extensions stick out too far; three ways to tell if paint's too old to use; get a noisy water heater to pipe down; and more

step-by-step

Permeable-paver driveway

TOH tested

Variable-speed trim routers

Norm's tricks of the trade

Keep molding returns from flying off your miter saw

in every issue

APRIL 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

letter from - saboteamos.info

Digging myself into a hole. Again

save this old house

A beautiful 1840 Greek Revival in Calais, Maine

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Home Solutions


Find step-by-step instructions for making a tin-tile chalkboard

 

Before + After: Kitchen



 

Before + After: Bath



 

Shopping



 

Get This Look for Less

Find the step-by-step of the upholstered headboard

 

Home Center Project


Find the step-by-step and tools and materials to build the table

 

Weekend Remodel: Build a Garden Gate


Watch a step-by-step video of this project
How to build a wood lattice fence
Install a picket fence
All about wood fences

 

Read This Before You Remodel Your Laundry Room



 

Stretching a Small Yard

Best Old-House Neighborhoods 2012

See all 61 neighborhoods

 

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