This Old House Archives
Create a perch—or several—for admiring your landscaping handiwork
Keep your home in working order this spring with these quick tasks
Mark your calendar with these timely household updates
Put these items on your fix-it list to transition from winter to spring
A savvy mom helps perfect a spot that's comfortable, safe, and just plain fun
A striped accent wall and a one-of-a-kind desk turn a makeshift space into a welcoming work zone
Tom heads to West Virginia to help a homeowner replace broken sash cords. Roger shows a homeowner...
Tom and Kevin build a basic entry shelf from poplar and plywood. Electrician Scott Caron helps a...
Lengthen the life span of your washing machine by ditching these bad practices
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to use a chainsaw safely
Remedy curb appeal eyesores with these off-label uses for around-the-house products
Draw paint-color inspiration from 16 uses of this unique purple
Introducing 41 inventive new ways to upgrade your cook space and wash rooms
A bumpout transforms a kitchen into an airy family hangout
Solve your yard problems with these nontoxic solutions—straight from your pantry
An ingenious pruning method for growing an orchard in a small backyard
Use pressure-treated lumber and galvanized planter boxes to erect a vertical garden filled with...
A wall-mount organizer—with a chalkboard surface—is a tidy alternative to a cluttered drawer
A few playful pieces can pump up the personality in your kitchen
A few fabulous finds to get a charming bedroom look now
Learn how to beat these pulp-munching pests
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows you how to get a beautiful green yard...
Kevin arrives to find the second floor sanded, stained and sealed, and finds Tom overseeing the...
Norm arrives and recaps progress on mudroom and kitchen, and finds tile contractor Mark Ferrante...
A dose of strong color brings out the beauty in simple moldings
These multifaceted fixtures add some dazzle overhead
A handsome porch with front-facing steps gives this retro cottage a welcoming new look
Slip in, cut, and get out with these hand tools
An imaginative tower addition enables a longed-for view of a nearby landmark
A turf professor schools us on lawn care worth skipping
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates the ease of using battery powered...
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook explains the advantage of using premixed fuel
A young Colonial gets a knockout kitchen with views of the house's best feature—the...
As a young Colonial gets additional space for TOH TV, it also receives a face-lift that feels...
Unfussy and long-lived, perennials pump out beautiful foliage and flowers year after year