This Old House Archives
Your bathroom's becoming a refuge, so why not light it adequately?
Keeping moisture out is the first concern
Fixing a bad blend after the workmen go home
These simple but indispensable measuring tools can do some amazing tricks
What you need to know about easements that give others use of your property
Keeping the fire-retardant shakes in great shape
Q: Have you ever...
When you're putting up a new wall, it's the last step that's the most important
Q: "Our house has white vinyl siding. Some areas are covered with pinhead-size black dots. What...
Q: "How do I deal with several layers of paint over a plaster ceiling?"
Q: Should I put a brass or stainless steel cap over the outside edge of my porch to protect it?
Solutions for shrinking posts
Top of the list: kitchens and bathrooms. Pools sink to the bottom, though.
Q: "Is there a way to replace old pipe without gutting a bathroom?"
Q: Does caulk really need to be checked every 6 months?
To get to the bottom of this wrinkle, look below the surface
Q: It takes a number of products—and lots of patience
When this brick Tudor was built in 1928, nobody was anticipating the needs of twenty-first...
Q: Is there a tree you can recommend that won't suck my garden dry?
And a third one is out of the question
As work in Winchester kicks into high gear, dozens of tradesmen descend on the house. Here's an...
What do you call that eye in the sky?
Q: What are the advantages and disadvantages on wooden gutters?