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Mid-century modern’s enduring appeal
home solutions • INSIDE | PAINT SPILLS | KITCHEN COLOR | PRE-TRIP CHECKLIST | MILDEW FIX | MORE
Prep your pup for the Fourth
Paint spill? Don’t panic • Spring into action while it’s still wet, and it’s likely that latex can be removed from almost any surface.
Job-site notes that stay put
Cook up a little retro color • Add a dash of mid-century-modern style without having to rewire an outdated appliance. In classic hues, these kitchen helpers only look vintage.
Before you leave for that vacation… • Avoid mere inconveniences—as well as potential catastrophes—by taking care of some not-so-obvious to-do list items
New composite porch flooring • Durable, easy-care planks look better than ever
Upgrade your harvest basket
Banish mildew from siding • The right way is safer and more effective than using bleach
Airy update • Annexing an attached laundry shed’s footprint allows for a bigger, brighter cook space with easy access to the backyard
Scenic snack spot for $397 • A stylish paint scheme and some stock lumber turn an enclosed entry porch into a breakfast room with a view
Are you ever too old to get a mortgage? • If you’re buying or refinancing, the answer may surprise you
Candy crush • A secondary staircase becomes a visual treat when painted a handful of unexpected hues
Reclaiming her past • This Old House teams up with a second Charleston homeowner to revive a dilapidated but memory-filled Victorian-era house where her grandparents once lived
Rebalancing a boxy split-level • A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb
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Norm’s tricks of the trade
MID-CENTURY MASTERY • A free-flowing 1959 house with a lofty interior rises to the next level in the hands of two detail-obsessed owners
BEST FRONT forward • Where space is tight and lawn’s a yawn, street-side gardens are growing lush with specimen trees, showy shrubs, bold foliage, and riotous blooms. Check out the curbside plant life here—it might just inspire a front-yard makeover of your own
MODERN LIVING • With its low-slung lines, streamlined interior, and openness to the outdoors, a refreshed 1955 house fully embraces its environs
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