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Reader mail • THIS OLD HOUSE READERS take a careful, considered approach to, well, just about everything. From major upgrades to everyday to-dos, you think through the pluses and minuses before taking the plunge.
How to build mini barn doors
Signs your chimney needs a checkup • Gathering around a wood-burning fireplace is an irresistible winter ritual, but a fire is still, well, a fire. Even if you stick to the recommended schedule of annual chimney inspections, issues that require a pro’s attention can crop up at any time. Here, some potential problems to look for.
Stay cozy for less • On average, nearly half of household energy expenses go toward heating and cooling. Here, ways to keep warm without cranking the thermostat.
Easy, elegant ceiling upgrade
Clean up your breaker box
Reinventing the toilet brush
Small change, big impact • Sacrificing a linen closet allows a little bath to live larger within the same footprint
This Old House blueprint • Events, promotions, advertiser product news, etc.
Double take • Painted in complementary hues, a staid bedroom door becomes a standout piece of decor
Modern entryway for $514 • A DIY accent wall with an abstract geometric pattern gives a young couple’s foyer the focal point it needs
For bestin-class… • This Old House begins its issue-by-issue celebration of the year’s best new home products. First up: top tools, followed by such popular categories as kitchen, bath, home tech, and outdoors.
Elegant fixes for a worn facade • Craftsman-inspired details add symmetry and cohesiveness to a 1920s house
finishing touches • Earthy paint colors and Craftsman-style accents give the house a cleaner, more updated look
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ALL IN THE FAMILY • With a little help from relatives—and a lot of late hours—a young couple preserve and expand a tiny 1940s cottage as a home for their growing brood
Vintage charmer • A 19th-century farmhouse finally gets the warm, period-style kitchen it deserves
DIY ON A DIME • Home-improvement bloggers are ingenious problem-solvers, making up in fearlessness what they may lack in funds. Here, six of our favorite money-saving DIY projects, cleverly created to add style and function in every room of the house.
LAKE HOUSE LEGACY • One step at a time, a family home in North Carolina is reinvented for a new generation
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