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10 Uses for Sponges

So many of you enjoyed this pin on how to keep plants moist using a sponge, and here are 9 other great uses for them, including sprouting seeds, padding grips, and saving your soap. | Photo: Ian Spanier | thisoldhouse.com

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All About Pro-Style Ranges

We love, love, love this dual-fuel white-enamel and stainless-steel beauty from ilve. It comes in a retro 40-inch size. Remove the grates on two of its six open burners for a griddle insert. Comes in six other colors and with the added option of bronze, brass, or chrome trim. About $8,250 from ilveappliances.com | thisoldhouse.com

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Cleaning Up a Classic Craftsman

A vintage-style La Cornue range is the centerpiece of this Craftsman kitchen with paneled cabinets, leaded-glass light fixtures and contemporary innovations, such as LED lighting and simulated-stone countertops made from 75 percent recycled content. | Photo: Ken Gutmaker | thisoldhouse.com

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How to Repair a Broken Doorbell

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13 Ideas for Creating Garden Retreats

By working with the landscape rather than fighting it with an earthmover, you can turn a flaw into a design element. Here, a steep rise presented an opportunity for an intimate patio buttressed by a multilevel sitting wall. Click here to watch a video on how to build your own round patio ringed by a sitting wall.

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Kitchen Window Treatment Ideas & Inspiration {blinds, shades, valances, curtains, drapery and more

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10 Ways to Build a Better Chicken Coop

This fashionable coop is colored in Pantone's spring color: Celosia Orange. | Photo: Misty Keasler/Redux Pictures | thisoldhouse.com

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Best Old House Neighborhoods 2011: Victorians

Queen Annes are plentiful in Yankton, South Dakota. Also known for its quiet streets, fine schools, super-low crime, and the 90,000-acre Lewis & Clark Lake, this former capitol of the Dakota Territory is a popular homestead for young families, retirees, and anyone else seeking old-fashioned small-town charm and inspiring natural landscapes. | Photo: Dan Specht | thisoldhouse.com

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4 Ways to Soundproof Your Apartment

How to be a courteous neighbor—or silence the sounds from next door—with these noise-dampening strategies.

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