Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard

How to Lay Sod in a Backyard

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner lay sod in his backyard

an apple carved for Halloween

Creative Halloween Produce-Carving Ideas

After you've entered our annual pumpkin carving contest, tackle one (or all) of these next

laundry room running on a smart home system

How to Smartify Your Home

Better to buy a hub or stand-alone devices? Sign up with the cable company? Get a Wi-Fi dog camera? Find answers to these and other questions in our connected-home guide of picks and expert advice

classic two-tone checkerboard pattern of linoleum floor tiles in this kitchen with a blue island and open shelves above the counter

All About Linoleum Flooring

Durable, easy to clean, and eco-friendly before green was a selling point, linoleum is winning new fans. Here's what you need to know if you're considering it for your home

How to Distress Furniture With Vaseline

Revive an old, plain wooden desk with a charming cottage look

this old house senior technical editor mark powers using a paint brush on a deck rail and  balusters in how to refresh a deck

How to Restore a Deck

Follow the prep instructions carefully and paint on a specialty coating to preserve weathered boards for years to come

ranch style house with a solar panel area installed on the roof, set under a clear, blue sky

Read This Before You Invest in Solar Panels

What to know about these energy-saving systems

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