This Old House Archives

July 2008

10 Uses for Car Wax

Whether in paste or liquid form, car wax is formulated to fill scratches and give a high shine to...

Bath-Vanity Revamp

Transform your bath with budget-conscious improvements that'll boost your home's wow factor—...

Choosing a New Furnace

Q: It's time to replace my gas furnace. Can you give me some idea of what I should be looking for?

Gable Vent Baffle

Q: When it rains and we get a strong wind from a certain direction, our gable vent leaks. Is...

Holding Down the Roof

Q: My daughter lives in hurricane country. Can she install hurricane clips to prevent her roof...

Hose Nozzles

A good nozzle on the end of your hose will save you both time and water

How to Stop Break-Ins

Discover your home's vulnerable spots before you go away on vacation, and learn how to prevent...

Keeping Ivy off Trees

Q: In my yard there are several large oak trees with ivy groundcover planted around them. Is...

Kitchen-Counter Upgrade

Transform your kitchen with budget-conscious improvements that'll boost your home's wow factor...

Plants for Backyard Birds

Encourage birds to nest in your yard by planting a habitat garden featuring their favorite plants

Propagating a Magnolia

Q: "Can we take a cutting from our 7-year-old Magnolia grandiflora to start a new tree?"