This Old House Archives


November 2008


Appliance Insurance

A home warranty can cover the cost of repairing or replacing old appliances and mechanical...

Before and After Cape Cod

See how these homeowners transformed a stuck-in-time 1950s Cape Cod into a comfortable home for...

Build Your Design File

How to find inspiration for remodeling your dream home in the everyday things around you

Eight Sizzling Cooktops

From induction to automatic sensors to new colors, find out about the hottest trends in cooktops

Forsythia in Winter

Q: Last spring, my forsythia bush bloomed on the bottom but not on the top. Could it be that I...

Getting a Fair Price

Q: I had a contractor give me an estimate on a remodeling project. How do I know if his estimate...

Sagging Bay Window

Q: Nearly 20 years ago, one of our standard windows was replaced with a 7-foot-wide bay window....

The Best Space Heaters

When used safely, a space heater lets you keep a small area toasty without having to make the...

The New York City House

This Old House TV heads to the land of egg creams, stickball, and brownstones for a rowhouse...

Thermostat Wars

Q: Every heating season, my husband says we should we keep our forced-air heating system at the...

Why We Love Tools

Not only are they functional; they're good to look at, even when they're well-worn. Here are 20...