This Old House Archives
Tired of squeaky steps? Learning the anatomy of a staircase is the first step in silencing it.
See-through exterior finishes more closely match their makers' marketing hype
Is there a good way to make them invisible?
Q: "How do I remove water stains from cedar?"
Follow step-by-step as This Old House's Tom Silva installs a Victorian-era enhancement
Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey makes a challenging bathroom renovation task look easy
The simple secrets to installing a ceramic tile floor
High-powered central vacuum systems make a dull chore much easier, if not exactly fun.
Whether you're designing a brand new kitchen or renovating what you have, be flexible.
How to extend the life of a paint job
What happens behind the scenes at the television show
When choosing a new floor for your home, asking yourself a few key questions at the beginning can...
In a turn-of-the-century bungalow, the kitchen is carefully planned — and furnished —...
A novel process, and a warning
The update of a '60s-era kitchen increases the room's efficiency while retaining its period flavor
Touching up like a pro means using the right mortar. Lime-based putties take longer to set but...
Filling in the gaps is critical before you paint
Learn how to keep your basement dry and your yard puddle-free
Is removing latex paint from a copper roof something a DIY-er should handle?
Taking the squeak out of wood floors
Three methods to try before you commit the whole fireplace