In This Issue

  • October 2014 Issue No. 183

    • New!
    • Tell Us Your Story
      Here's your chance to be featured in the pages of THis Old House magazine — and earn $250
    • Editor Spotlight
      Scott Omelianuk
      Scott Omelianuk, Editor of This Old House magazine, began his long relationship with home improvement at age 15, when he started working after school as a carpenter's gopher. After years of jobsite toil and practical jokes—including being s

      More Editor Bios:
  • America's Best Remodel Contest Winners

    Issue Theme
    Scroll down to find thisoldhouse.com/oct2014 BONUS content listed under article and column titles
    look what you found!
    Readers unearth little gems that provide a glimpse into their house's past
    grand-prize winners
    A self-taught woodworker painstakingly restores the character of his stripped-down 1800s farmhouse
    one-room wonders
    Find out why these marvelous makeovers rose above the rest
    the moxie awards
    TOH salutes seven creative DIYers who displayed true grit
    this old house saved
    Revisit the stories of three declining dwellings—and revel in the details of their revivals
    money savers
    fat-wallet awards
    Take a page from the book of 15 clever penny-pinchers
    23 reader tips that save you time and money
    Put these imaginative solutions to work around your house
    home solutions
    home solutions
    Make a copper leaf wreath; clever storage solutions; tips for using Craigslist to reduce reno costs; reader projects that wowed us; budget-friendly bath redo; and more
    TOH tv
    "TOH came to my rescue"
    At the current project house, work begins on a Greek Revival—and a longtime dream is fulfilled
    idea file
    shopping
    You've got pull(s)
    get this look for less
    This kid camps out at home
    upgrades
    paint ideas
    With a homemade stencil and bright colors, a battered pine floor blossoms back to life
    landscaping
    When it came to crafting a custom storage shed, this reader had all the angles covered
    how-to projects
    weekend remodel
    Build a sliding barn door out of pallet wood and cedar
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Battery-charged tool-rust remover; get wood casement windows to shut tightly; step up a shower's hot-water output; remove a bathtub; and more
    in every issue
    reader mail
    Favorite reader letters 2014
    letter from This Old House
    You're committed. As in, kinda insane
    digital highlights
    save this old house
    A grand Italianate farmhouse in Mishawaka, Indiana, for free if you move it