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Historic Paint Colors: The Best Palettes for Traditional Houses

Color trends may come and go, but some paint palettes just seem to have staying power. Consider the 10 historical color combinations showcased here for home interiors.

Open-Shelf Upgrade

Turn an awkward nook into a handsome slice of storage using shallow shelves finished with gallery rails

Better-Behaved Berries

With autumnal red fruit in split yellow pods, Oriental bittersweet is oh-so-tempting to clip. But the prolific seed-spreader is highly invasive, so consider one of these ornamentals instead

Magic Bulbs

A flower bulb is a wondrous thing, a self-contained world that holds all the nutrients it needs for its first year of growth. But too long on store shelves, and it may dry out, and a forcing vase can grow mold

Leaf Mold is Gold

Fallen leaves make one of the best soil amendments around

This Old House Hosts with the Most

Bob, Steve, and Kevin share stories and memories from their years on This Old House

The Tartans of Norm

The TOH master carpenter became a reluctant plaid ambassador when show creator Russ Morash made it Norm’s on-air signature. Below, some of his classics

Fans’ Favorites from Four Decades of This Old House

We asked, and boy, did you answer! From our TOH Insiders to our website users and Facebook followers, loyal This Old House fans eagerly weighed in with what they’ve loved most from the past 40 years. As Kathy Warner of Marietta, GA, told us: "It may be called This Old House, but it never gets old."

Ask This Old House Studio | Workshop Wonders

A behind-the-scenes look at the Ask This Old House studio’s four trade-focused corners, each with a homey mix of tools, materials, and mementos

Protect a Deck with Pot Feet

This quick fix will keep your deck and your plants happy