Contents - August 2003
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Hilltop Haven
A Hawkeye couple relishes their
bird’s-eye view of Iowa’s best-kept secret: 1,000-foot elevations.

Early Retirement
Two lucky turns of event help a
Kansas couple create a “retirement” retreat they can enjoy in the prime of their lives.

Lower Level Living
Make the most out of precious space
by finishing off your basement.

Turning ‘Spec’ into Special
Seeing what could be, a Minnesota couple turns a spec house into a unique retirement home.

A Cabin With Style
20 Decorating ideas to make the
most of your small space

Creating a Decorator’s Floorplan
A simple tool lets you rearrange your furniture without realigning your spine.

A Change of Heart
Long-time Floridians, won over by
a modern mountain chalet, bid the beach adieu.

Home Safe
How to protect your home year-round

Cabin Fever
From rustic to refined, log cabins are a natural choice for your vacation rental anytime of year.

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In the Garden - p38  
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Showcase - p12
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Editor’s Note



Brass Tacks
How to manage your building project

Home Design
Control the noise in your home

Home Style
Create a laundry room with style

Five options for fencing your yard

In the Garden
Tree pruning basics




Artist Kevin Clark creates masterpieces from glass and metals.

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