This Old House Archives

October 2007

13 American Murder Houses

Lore has it the spirits of violent crime victims remain after their corporeal existence has ended...

25 Healthy Home Products

High-performance, earth-friendly, and natural products let you enjoy your creature comforts with...

Art Tile

One-of-a-kind craftsmanship that brings a dash of style to any house

Built-in Storage Ideas

Store more, get organized, and add style to your interiors with these space-saving ideas

Chandelier Buying Guide

If you think that chandeliers are best left to grand ballrooms and billionaires' mansions, let us...

Dishwasher Buying Guide

Shopping for a dishwasher can be overwhelming. The Energy Guide sticker measures electrical...

Mind Over Remodel

A renovation psychologist matches behavioral traits to the right home improvements

Nail Terminology

Q: What's the difference between common nails and box nails? Are there different uses for each type?

New Orleans Rebuilds

Post-Katrina, This Old House follows stories of rebuilding and recovery in New Orleans, while...

November 2007

12 space-saving layouts, 47 smart design tips, 1 great DIY project

Peeling Door Veneer

Q: Our front doors take a beating, and now the veneer is lifting or rippled. Is there any way to...

Salvaging the Good Stuff

When an old house faces demolition, a deconstruction crew offers an alternative to the landfill:...

Spooky Ruins

This Halloween, the best buildings on view are the ones that haven't been renovated or maintained...

Stylish and Sustainable

A Florida couple builds an energy-efficient, eco-minded house that's long on creative comforts

Wallpaper Buying Guide

Wallcoverings come in many materials, from fabric to vinyl to grasscloth. Here's a look at some...