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idea file

October 2012 IDEA FILE

before + after: kitchen

A budget-wise DIY do-over turns an isolated kitchen into a family-room cook space
Find a one-wall kitchen design

before + after: bath

A cave-like bathroom becomes a breezy oasis big enough for two
Find more small-bath solutions

Photoshop redo

Stone veneer and a period-style front door help a dreary ranch

inspiring spruce-ups on a shoestring

TOH readers use DIY smarts to create stylish upgrades that don't wallop their wallets
See the step-by-step tutorial on installing a carpet stair runner

cottage comeback

A design-savvy homeowner revives a neglected house on a budget

late-season sensation

Garden rooms that offer vibrant color well into fall

fifty nifty fix-ups for less than $100

Give your home a lift with these ingenious style boosts
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upgrades

October 2012 UPGRADES

shopping

Elegant cabinet knobs that only look expensive
Find out how to redeem special discounts on select items in this story

get this look for less

Colorful vintage kitchen

build it or buy it

Ladder bookshelf
Find a full cut list as well as materials to build a ladder bookshelf
Read more storage projects

 

home solutions

October 2012 HOME SOLUTIONS

home solutions

Make your Halloween a haunting affair with tin-can lanterns and two ghostly projects; 10 uses for old socks; TOH editors' favorite home-improvement potions; steam cleaning 101; beware of germs that lurk in the dirt; prevent workshop fires
How to create tin-can lanterns
How to create an eerie Halloween mirror
How to build a wire ghost


 

TOH tv

October 2012 TOH TV

in search of the perfect paint colors

The owners of the latest TV project house use pro advice and high-tech resources to find the right shades for their simple Queen Anne
Get inspired by a gallery of exterior paint colors
See the action at the Cambridge project by webcam

how-to projects

October 2012 HOW-TO PROJECTS

paint ideas

Frame a ceiling fixture with an intricate stencil that mimics vintage plaster
See six other decorative painting techniques

 

weekend remodel

Create more curb appeal with a cobblestone driveway apron
Watch a step-by-step video of this project

ask this old house

October 2012 ASK THIS OLD HOUSE

q + a

Turn fallen trees into firewood; replace lost sash locks on double-hung windows; seal a garage floor; reduce your trees' acorn crop; and more
Tablet Exclusive!
Find out how much insulation you really need:


Submit your questions to our experts

step-by-step

Install a storm door

Norm's tricks of the trade

Use wood plugs to conceal screws on stair treads

TOH tested

Chain saws

in every issue

October 2012 IN EVERY ISSUE

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True DIY grit

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Enter the 5th annual pumpkin-carving contest
See last year's winner and runners-up

reader mail

Get cabinet-painting how-to
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save this old house

A Federal-style gem in West Newton, Penn.
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Letter From - saboteamos.info

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Enter the 5th annual pumpkin-carving contest
See last year's winner and runners-up

 

Reader Mail

Get cabinet-painting how-to
• Email - saboteamos.info

 

Home Solutions

How to create tin-can lanterns
How to create an eerie Halloween mirror
How to build a wire ghost


 

Before + After: Kitchen

Find a one-wall kitchen design

 

Before + After: Bath

Find more small-bath solutions

 

Paint Ideas

See six other decorative painting techniques

 

Shopping

Find out how to redeem special discounts on select items in this story

 

Build It or Buy It

Find a full cut list as well as materials to build a ladder bookshelf
Read more storage projects

 

Ask - saboteamos.info

Tablet Exclusive!
Find out how much insulation you really need:


Submit your questions to our experts


 

In Search of the Perfect Paint Colors

Get inspired by a gallery of exterior paint colors
See the action at the Cambridge project by webcam


 

Weekend Remodel: Driveway Apron

Watch a step-by-step video of this project


 

Inspiring Spruce-ups on a Shoestring

See the step-by-step tutorial on installing a carpet stair runner


 

Fifty Nifty Fix-ups for Less Than $100

Learn more about signing up for TOH on tablet


 

Save - saboteamos.info

• Got a house to save? Tell us about it
 

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