This Old House Archives

April 2006

4 Rain Barrel Options

Old-fashioned rain barrels conserve water while supercharging your lawn and garden

Adding Glazing to a Door

Our six-panel entry doors are made of solid wood. Could I just remove two of the panels and...

April 2006

Inspiring ideas for patios, paths, ponds and plants to create a haven right outside your home

Backyard from Scratch

7 features that will transform a plain stretch of lawn into a lush landscape you'll really use...

Claw Hammers

Here's a look at what's new with the world's oldest tool

Connected Cameras

Thanks to the Internet, you can keep watch on your house from anywhere

Family Style

There's always room for one more in this warm, open kitchen built in the space formerly occupied...

May 2006

Feel like you're outgrowing your home? Find more space where you need it most

Perfect Pavers

For driveways and walkways, nothing matches the rugged handsomeness of paving stones

The East Boston House

A worn out 1916 two-family house gets upgraded for two descendants of the original owners

Too-Short Studs

Q: "Do studs have to meet the ceiling on a non-load-bearing wall?"

Your Old House

This Old House fans share their own before-and-after renovation photographs