In This Issue

  • January/
    February
    2005 Issue No. 85

    • 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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  • 3 Warm Re-Dos

    Features
    A Step Above
    Six classic ways to take a staircase from bland to grand
    Getting Gothic Right
    How a pair of New York loft dwellers learned to love a country cottage
    Spring Fever
    When the season turns chilly, a gardener's imagination heats up
    The Sum of its Parts
    A 165-year-old Greek Revival house reclaims its architectural integrity after decades of additions
    Kitchen Confidential
    Whether you're planning a new kitchen from scratch or just making a few improvements, here's how a design pro navigates the choices — with ideas that can work at your house, too
    Barn Again
    A new timber-frame house draws its inspiration and form from the old barn it replaces
    Departments
    House Calls
    A cramped kitchen gains space with a layout made for cooking and entertaining
    Style and the Home
    Vintage frames are worthy of a place on the wall — whether or not they hold a picture; plus Q & A
    Materials
    Wood, stone, and plaster look-alikes so convincing you'd swear they're the real thing
    Talking Shop
    Choosing and using nail pullers
    Homeowner's Handbook
    Installing crown molding
    Workshop
    Ask This Old House
    Can this house be saved; cutting into joists; replacing cracked concrete; etc.
    Norm's Notebook
    Hearing protection; scribing a mantel to stone; organizing lumber and trim; etc.