In This Issue

  • January/
    February
    2012 Issue No. 155

    • 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

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  • Same House, More Space

    idea file
    before + after: kitchen
    A thoughtful plan is the recipe for a more efficient cook space
    before + after: man cave
    Creature comforts replace a bunker-like storage area
    before + after: attic
    An unused upstairs lands a role as a cozy master suite and office
    budget redo
    Paint and vintage-style touches transform a cramped kitchen
    paint ideas
    Shades and strategies to bring out the best in any small room
    built-in charm
    Every possession in a 1946 Cape gets a place it can call home
    read this before you finish your basement
    Learn how to maximize your below-ground space's potential
    upgrades
    shopping
    Space-saving tables
    get this look for less
    British Colonial powder room
    trade secrets revealed
    Eighteen ways the wisdom of top pros can enlighten your next project—and save you time and money
    all about
    Wallpaper
    home solutions
    home solutions
    TOH tv
    the truth about efficient lighting
    Lessons from the project house can help dim your energy bills
    how-to projects
    weekend remodel
    Serve your guests in style with a furniture-grade bar you build yourself
    ask this old house
    Q + A
    Salvage old cabinet parts to make new ones; minimize the cool-air influx when the heat comes on; clear snow-blocked ridge vents; and more
    step-by-step
    Patch a vinyl floor
    Norm's tricks of the trade
    Remove corner beads before installing window trim; use a utility knife to score wood with precision
    in every issue
    letter from This Old House
    New and old and new
    checklist
    Easy ways to improve your home right now
    thisoldhouse.com
    The 2012 Reader Remodel Contest begins!
    save this old house
    A Folk Victorian cottage in Athens, Ga., is free for the moving