In This Issue

  • January/
    2005 Issue No. 85

  • 3 Warm Re-Dos

    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
    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
    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
    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.