This Old House Archives


August 2008


Driveway Surfaces

Gravel, concrete, or brick? The choice affects aethetics as well as utility

Front Entry Fix-Up

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

How Long Things Last

Want to know when your old furnace or washing machine is going to give out? Here's a guesttimate...

How to Make New Look Old

The homeowners, designers, and architect made mostly new construction on this 1830s farmhouse...

Outdoor Fun and Games

A dozen products to help you, your friends, and your family enjoy summer while it lasts

Wacky Hybrid Appliances

These products offer two completely separate functions in one package. You can decide which are...