Gain More Space


Paint Ideas

Make stamps for a beautiful handprinted pattern on your walls


Pro pruning tips to get small ornamental trees in flourishing form

Salvage Style

Turn a vintage medicine cabinet into a message center

Weekend Remodel

Spice up your kitchen backsplash with sheets of glass mosaic tile

Q + A

Reset a spirit level; keep downspouts ice-free; repair gaps in crown molding joints; enclose a forced air furnace; and more


Replace a thermostat

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Repair mangled muntins


Before + After: Attic

A new dormer helps turn unfinished space into a comfy home office and master suite

Detail Oriented

A weekend woodworker polishes his 1834 Greek Revival gem with details

Basement Bonus Rooms

How one family put every inch of their basement to use, PLUS 5 other upgrade ideas

$967 Kitchen Revamp

A dreary kitchen gets a sleek makeover

Stylish Kitchen Upgrades, Right Out of the Box

6 money-saving DIY kits that deliver custom-look carpentry


Letter from -

Cheers to you! How YOU can be featured in the 2010 Reader-Created issue


Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Just-right-sized houses; fiberglass window sales take flight; and more

Home Solutions

Clever wine storage; vent-free gas fireplaces; electric-powered snow-melters; and more

Save -

A beautiful 1870 Italianate in Kansas City

Photoshop Redo

Entry upgrades and cottage-style touches breathe new life into dull digs


12 colorful countertop classics

Get This Look

Create a harmonious, global look in your living room

All About

Entry sets


All The Right Rooms: A Dutch Colonial gains space with a fine-tuned floorplan and two-story addition


Web Highlights (p. 8)

4 ways to create a cozy family space

Build a mantel and other woodworking projects
Find perfect paint colors to warm up your walls
Discover the right insert for your fireplace
Check out the comfiest chair designs


Letter from - (p. 7)

3 ways to send us content and ideas for the 2010 Reader-Created issue

• Go to
• Email the Editor at [email protected]
• Log on to the


Readermail (p. 9)

What you have to say about previous issues

• November's Reader Remodel feature
• Reader Project of the Month: Build a Feeding Station for Your Dog


Checklist (p. 10)

Easy ways to improve your home right now

• More Mudroom Tips
• Email us your checklist at [email protected] and you could be featured


Home News (p. 12)

The latest in home improvement news

• See blueprints for 8 not-so-big houses at
How to Test for and Get Rid of Radon


10 Uses: Packing Peanuts (p. 17)

Creative reuse ideas for stuff you already have

• at the TOH message boards


Before + After: Attic (p. 23)

A suite retreat

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Budget Redo (p. 25)

$967 Kitchen Revamp

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Shopping (p. 29)

Countertop classics

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Paint Ideas (p. 30)

Stamp on a lively wall pattern

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Landscaping (p. 36)

Prune a tree

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Photoshop Redo (p. 39)

Virtual makeovers

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Salvage Style (p. 42)

Medicine cabinet message center

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Weekend Remodel (p. 49)

Glass mosaic backsplash

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Feature: Detail Oriented (p. 54)

A woodworker's historic 1830 house

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5 Problem-Solving Redos (p. 65)

From basement to bonus room

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Stylish Kitchen Upgrades, Right Out of the Box (p. 70)

Money-saving DIY kits

• Email your DIY kit before-and-afters to the Editor at [email protected] and you could be featured in the 2010 Reader-Created issue


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All the Right Rooms

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• Read more photos from the Newton Centre renovation
• Read the Newton Centre blog


All About (p. 87)

Entry sets

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Ask - (p. 95)


Submit your questions for the TOH crew


Save - (p. 106)

1870 Kansas Italianate

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