This Old House Archives

April 2019

Bath Makeover for $189

To show just how far a little time and money can go, a homeowner gives her master bath its first...

Earth Day

Energy-saving upgrades and home improvement ideas for your old house

How to Install a Mudsill

Norm teaches our apprentices Carly and Erick the basics of mudsill installation at our Brookline...

May/June 2019

Inspiring looks and DIY projects for indoors and out

Rain Gardens

Create a rich plant basin to collect and filter storm-water runoff from gutters

Safer Ways to Strip Paint

Two nasty chemicals are gradually leaving store shelves. Here, a look at less hazardous ways to...

Spring-Clean Your Sofa

Couch seen some spills? Before you start scrubbing, know how to decode the care symbols on...

Testing for Asbestos

Kevin O’Connor finds a plaster expert to alleviate a homeowner’s asbestos worries