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Installing a Jetted Tub | This Old House

Installing a Jetted Tub | This Old House

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Adding a jetted tub to a bathroom takes careful planning, followed by installation details that closely follow the instructions provided by the tub manufacturer. Because jetted tubs come in different types and different sizes, take the time to find a model that suits the space you have in the bathroom. When evaluating your choices, don’t ….  Read More

Westerly Reveal | Modern Classic

Westerly Reveal | Modern Classic

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Throughout, furniture with contemporary lines in tones of gray, taupe, and white reflects a modern mind-set. Natural light spills into the first floor, where wide glass doors also provide access to the deck. “The house has a nice balance of iconic New England elements on the outside—shingle siding, gambrel roof—and lighter tones and a mid-century ….  Read More

Pet Safe Ice Prevention | This Old House

Pet Safe Ice Prevention | This Old House

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Chloride-based ice-melt granules have a nasty way of corroding metal, spalling concrete, and fouling waterways and soil, not to mention burning pets’ paws or making them sick. To avoid these issues, use an acetate or formate anti-icer instead. Most are liquids applied with pump sprayers (shown above); some are pellets sprinkled from scoops. Apply them ….  Read More

Electricity: What’s Current and What’s Next? | Clearstory Ep. 8

Rebuilding Paradise: Holding onto Home | Clearstory Ep. 10

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We hear stories from people who’ve made these tough decisions. Then, psychology professor Susan Clayton and This Old House’s Richard Trethewey talk about what “home” really means. Subscribe on    or wherever you get your podcasts. Caséta by Lutron, pioneers in smart home technology, is the title sponsor of Clearstory, and The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, ….  Read More

All About Ceramic Subway Tile

All About Ceramic Subway Tile

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As a staple of kitchen and bath design, the ubiquitous ceramic subway tile has been around since it was introduced in New York City’s subway stations in the early 1900s. The easy-to-clean, stain-resistant, light-reflective, 3-by-6-inch glazed white rectangles captured the public’s imagination back then and quickly moved into the bathrooms and kitchens of prewar houses ….  Read More