This Old House Archives


December 2018


A Primer on Primers

In this era of one-coat paint, priming might seem unnecessary. But primers are still your best...

Ask Kevin: Window Anatomy

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor explains the various parts of a standard double-hung window

Better Home Theater

It might be time to up your living room’s game, now that prices have dropped dramatically

Clear Out Old Condiments

Need fridge space for holiday cooking? Inventory seldom-used sauces and condiments to free up...

DIY Wreath Ideas

All of our wreath tutorials on one page. Pick your favorite and get crafty this weekend with our...

Stop Drafts at the Door

Spread across the bottom of a standard 3-foot-wide entry door, a 1⁄4  inch space can let in as...