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idea file

APRIL 2016 Idea File

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before + after: kitchen design

A Connecticut couple upgrade a congested kitchen to an open space fit for company

before + after: bath design

From awkward angles to a rustic retreat, a master bath gets a face-lift


Embellish any garden with just the right vine • BONUS: Find 10 additional fast-growing vines

animal house

Custom built-in features for the family canine

Photoshop redo

Updated entries and a transforming coat of paint warm up an uninviting exterior

into the woods

Putting her green thumb to work, a woman turns her mundane yard into a garden playground for kids and adults alike

#DIYDare challenge

Ten TOHers show off their DIY prowess and challenge you to do them one better • BONUS: Stencil a dresserBONUS: Build a cedar vanity sinkBONUS: Make a PVC window boxBONUS: Build an industrial-look kitchen islandBONUS: Mold your own concrete umbrella stand

cozy cottage redo

Follow a newbie home buyer's adventure in creating the perfect abode

home solutions

APRIL 2016 Home Solutions

home solutions

Stair-riser plant stand; top grass seeds by region; speed-cleaning tips; popcorn-ceiling fixes; budget-friendly mudroom redo; and more


APRIL 2016 Upgrades

get this look for less

Colorful, eclectic dining room


A knock on the wild side

TOH tv


that's a wrap!

A deft blend of modern functionality and a Victorian-era feel, the Queen Anne renovation is complete

how-to projects

APRIL 2016 How-to Projects

paint ideas

Wall-adorning waves from a homemade template

weekend remodel

Protect veggies from pests with a sturdy garden fence • BONUS: Find a cut list for this project

ask this old house

APRIL 2016 Ask TOH

Q + A

Herb garden tips; replace stair treads; baseboard removal; cover holes left after hinges are replaced; and more

editors' picks

Six outstanding products you should know about

in every issue

APRIL 2016 In Every Issue

letter from this old house


reader mail

Readers respond to recent issues

save this old house

A spacious Victorian-era gem in Logansport, Indiana

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