This Old House Archives
Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets
Humble it may be, but soap does more than clean up your hands at the end of the day.
What are the basic design elements to consider when adding a screened porch to my '60s rambler?
Separate baths give both halves of a couple their own private retreat.
Fixing up the garage may be last on the family priority list, but it's often first in the heart...
Copper's the new stainless, which had been the new enameled steel. Ready for a copper toaster?
Red Devil lets you inject any hue of latex paint into its caulk.
How can you stop ticking pipes from ticking you off?
Short building supplies, global housing demand, and fuel prices will force housing costs up for...
How can I get rid of recurring brown lines?
Do different fruit trees need different fertilizer treatment?
Why does it happen, and how can it be fixed?
Create an automatic watering system that makes sure lawn plants get their fill.
Prep your lawn for next spring by getting grass seed down at the right time of year
How do you know when an asphalt-shingle roof needs replacing?
A 5-year-old bay window is sagging so much that the windows won't close properly.
A sleek modern kitchen, inspired by the photo of a beautiful period kitchen
When deep shade and foot traffic conspire to kill the grass, lay a stepping-stone pathway or...
Where can I find log siding with bark?
An architect and his cookbook-editor wife build a kitchen with an eclectic, added-onto-over-time...
Convertible refrigerators, cooktops that don't get hot, way-out cabinet finishes, and much more
A new process encases wood fibers in trace amounts of glass, with surprising results.
Do I have to fence off at 12-to 18-inch pond?
We sort through the newest and most useful options available on these essential tools.
I'm looking for a tool to saw through the wood flooring under the kick space of my kitchen cabinets.
Can aluminum end caps be glued back on?
Your source for planning, supplying and budgeting your new kitchen and bath projects
Q: "My floors are supported by 2x10 joists. How do stiffen them to make the floors less bouncy?"
Consider a laminate trimmer for small jobs.
Criminals and others who should know better are dismantling architecturally distinct buildings.
Do I have to sand paint off my basement floor before tiling it?
Laying stone is different than laying ceramic, and the differences could bite you if you don't...
Buying the hardware is easy. To get its signal through a foot of brick, you need our advice