In This Issue

  • June 2003 Issue No. 69

    • 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:
  • Curb Appeal

    Features
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing a Ceiling Fan
    By Joseph Truini
    Spruce It Up
    Five ways to add flair to the outside of your home.
    By Zachary Gaulkin
    Front-Yard Makeover
    How to make the most of a small space.
    By Jeanne Huber
    A Dream Come True
    With help from This Old House, a cramped kitchen grows to fit a family.
    By Bruce Irving
    A Manor Reborn
    A neglected 1745 house is gracefully brought up to date.
    By Laura Fisher Kaiser
    Building With Stone
    What you need to know about nature's most durable material.
    By Max Alexander
    Window Seats
    A charming addition to any room in the house.
    By Dan DiClerico
    Little House, Big City
    A quirky 200-year-old cottage survives — and thrives — in the middle of Manhattan.
    By Ryan Robbins
    Departments
    On the Job
    DIY nostalgia; Web-site renovation; Lesson Learned; etc.
    House Calls
    A gracious, open kitchen for cooking and entertaining
    Letter From This Old House
    Tom Silva urges homeowners to keep up appearances
    Upkeep

    Reviving Outdoor Furniture

    A pro shows how to extend the life of lawn chairs.
    By Scott Schilling
    Luxuries

    High Fliers

    Anything goes in ornamental weather vanes.
    By Doug MacKay
    Home Security

    Keys? Who Needs 'Em!

    High-tech locks open with the touch of a button.
    By Max Alexander
    By Design

    Divide and Conquer

    A decorative screen can define a space.
    By Amy R. Hughes
    Home Technology

    Skeeter Beaters

    New-generation traps lure biting bugs to their doom.
    By Joe D'Agnese
    Talking Shop

    Rain Makers

    Choosing and using lawn and garden sprinklers.
    By John Kelsey
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Entryway makeover; scrambled roof; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Saving mineral spirits; unplugging caulk tubes; etc.