This Old House Archives
Off-duty uses for the workshop regular
See ways to incorporate this popular portal into your decor
Lively and budget-friendly paint ideas for the surfaces beneath your feet
Transform a patch of green into an outdoor destination with these fresh upgrades
Now's the time to fling open those doors and transform even a simple patio
Check out our must-have gift guide for Dad
Design ideas that can turn a porch to perch on into an inviting open-air room
Safe laundry products you can make yourself that really work
Enjoy the great outdoors—and your outdoor festivities—without blood-thirsty...
The National Flag Day Foundation offers care instructions and education about America's flag
Genius ways to streamline your home life from blogger Design Mom's new book
These tricks will help you focus on the things you love about your pet, not the things you don't
National Safety Month reminds us of what we can do to fix home hazzards today
Intimidated by the thought of an exterior renovation? These three tips will make the project more...
Get the look of a full makeover in your bath without the cost of one
Celebrate National Pollinator Week by creating a pollinator-friendly environment in your backyard
Easy ways to get the most out of this deep-cleaning appliance
Smart, budget-friendly tricks to create your own backyard greenhouse with salvaged materials
Brighten your outdoor space with lights and laughter
Houzz survey reveals the renovation trends of millennials
Tips for ensuring you display Old Glory with honor and respect
Choose the best materials, location, and method and improve the look of your landscape
Be a courteous neighbor—or silence the sounds from next door—with these noise...
Use this versatile tape to enhance your craft projects
Add coastal flair to your home's exterior with seaworthy accents
Standard barbecue? Not with these themes
Budget-savvy ways to create the look of salvaged-wood beams
Mobile apps that take the stress out of paint-color matching
Get ready for Independence Day with these easy-to-craft door decorations
Clutter-proof your electronic files with these easy tips
Give your old tools a new life by thinking outside the toolbox
Stay out of the sun while enjoying your outdoor rooms
Prep your home for safe outdoor entertaining
Add these best practices to your summer routine
General Contractor of This Old House since 1986, Tom Silva shares memories of his favorite house...
Easy ways to cut your energy bill so you can stay cool and still have money left over
Automate your home with the help of your virtual personal assistant
Easy ways to squeeze more style into your tight outdoor space
Avoid heartbreak in the lighting aisle with these tips
A checklist to get your home ready to celebrate in a safe, fun way
Get the perfect picture of your space with this expert advice
Maximize comfort and style with these bedding tips
A paneled wall and seaworthy accents give this bedroom classic maritime style
Ipe is the gold standard, but plenty of other species stack up quite nicely on looks and...
These companies weathered 100 years or more of economic busts, technological revolutions, and...
High-tech dryers offer surprising new tricks to make your life easier
Today's high-efficiency machines are nothing like the klutzy beasts of yesteryear
The 5-second rule, Jerry Seinfeld's TV apartment, and an award-winning fish
This blogger left no surface of her guest bathroom untouched. See how this DIYer's dream came...
Thirtysomething retiree reveals his secrets to keeping renovation costs low
Squeeze in some growing space with these containers
Boost egg-laying productivity and comfort with these accessories
A flooring expert offers tips for caring for your painted wood floor
A circa-1901 house rises from the proverbial ashes with its original spirit intact—and more...
Set up an easy backyard viewing party
7 signs that it's time to repair or replace your deck
Peel-and-stick a new look onto a tired staircase with no long-term commitment
From extra seating to festive lighting, we've rounded up all the home goods for a shindig that...
Find qualified pros with these online databases
These productions have inspired a generation of kitchen remodels
Show everyone who the master of the grill is with these clever tricks
A plethora of garlic peeling and mincing gadgets for no-fuss cooking prep
Electrical fire hazards, carbon monoxide horrors, and other strange discoveries made by the home...
New high-tech contractor tools are for professionals and DIYers, but are they for you?
A stand-alone piece with a trio of shelves provides a handsome platform for toiletries and such
Celebrate The Week of Making by doing these DIY projects with your kids
Turn your place into the perfect vacation rental
A designer with an eye for a find gives her humble 1920s house a clean and pretty look
U.S. Postal Service-approved tips for a handsome letter holder
Say farewell to your tangle of smartphone cords
A new documentary shows the prevalence and dangers of mold toxins in our living spaces
If you haven't made the switch from incandescents to LEDs, here's three reasons to do it now
Try this creative Father's Day project with the kids
Get the European look by upgrading to a reflective door paint
Buried beneath vinyl siding lie the bones of a charming Queen Anne
Visualize your gallery-wall masterpiece with a digital mock-up
Heirloom restoration advice from the man entrusted with President George Washington's desk
Give trim the special treatment it deserves
Moving is a process loaded with logistical challenges. We talked to relocation pros for tips on...
Not every plant is resilient enough for a streetside garden. Here are some bulletproof varieties...
Coat cracked and dried-out boards with sand-impregnated paint to bring them back to life
Two more appliances go on an energy diet
Save this Folk-Victorian charmer in a small town
A poorly attended yard sale is a sad thing—all that work and no payoff
Cut out some of the hassle of moving with these tips
Experts weigh in on which trends will pay off come resale time
Save space and money with this 2D spin on traditional favorites
Recapture the childhood excitement of seeing fireflies in the night sky
Before putting down your container plants' roots, dress up their pots
An IKEA survey reveals that many people never eat in their dining room or kitchen
It's hard to make “scents” out of the recent Glade fragrance-ingredient disclosures
The stories behind certain hues associated with the American landscape