This Old House Archives

December 2006

25 Gifts for Under $10

Insanely affordable stocking stuffers for the home improvement enthusiasts in your life

A Renovation to Remember

An architectural designer aims to respect his home's heritage and simultaneously embrace its new...

A Step Up

Raising the floor was the first move in updating this second-story bath

All In One

It slices! It dices! It scrapes paint!

Big Plans

From vision to implementation, one architect shares the tale of how he found, and created, his...

Christmas Tree 101

Roger Cook's tips on how to buy the perfect tree, and what to do with it when you get home

Classic Columns

Used inside to cordon off space or outside to prop a porch, vintage pillars carry a load of...

Clean Heat

A pellet stove is a kinder, gentler—and cheaper—way to warm your home this winter

DIY Disasters

Our readers' show-and-tell sob stories, plus the best of YouTube's home improvement disaster clips

Jan / Feb 2007

To make your home a little roomier, you don't have to build out—look within

Secret Sources 2006

Our annual list of handpicked sources for the unique, the hard-to-find, the truly special...


Whether you prefer a gentle rain or a vigorous massage, we've got the showerhead for you

Tin Ceiling Panels

There are literally thousands of panel patterns and colors to choose from—some of which...

Wall of Sound

In-wall speakers deliver explosive sound in a very small, out-of-the-way package