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From Plain to Period-Perfect Back Porch

A healthy dose of Craftsman detail and a cheerful color palette give a new back porch front-and-center personality

The Lexington Colonial Before and After: Space for the Whole Family

A young Colonial gets a knockout kitchen with views of the house's best feature—the backyard—with help from the This Old House TV crew

Charlestown 2014 House, After: Worth the Wait

Patience, vision, and very fortunate timing all played a role in bringing an 1850 brick rowhouse back from the brink in the current TOH TV project

11 of Your Most Crazy-Making Paint-Color Questions Answered!

Don't throw in the drop cloth quite yet. We've queried pros far and wide to home in on useful color choice advice

A Seaside Cottage Looks Small, Lives Large

How to expand a small 1950s home on the water without sacrificing its charm? Raise the ceilings, add on in back, and create more rooms outdoors

A House That's a Perfect Fit for a Family

The 1870s Italianate had lots of character but no breathing room for a couple with young kids—until the TOH TV project team arrived

9 Creative Low-Cost Upgrades From Our Favorite Bloggers

In the fertile imaginations of home-design bloggers, every cramped kitchen, dull wall, and beat-up countertop turns into an opportunity for reinvention

A Smarter and Airier Bath

Tweaking the sink and toilet locations gives a small bath a more spacious feel

Vintage Cottage, Timeless Appeal

A classic redo brings a simple 1910 house up-to-date with an attic hangout for kids and an expansive kitchen ready to welcome family and friends

13 Thrifty Ways to Give Your House Vintage Charm

With a few inexpensive materials and a lot of gumption, you can add character to every room without laying waste to your wallet