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How to Choose the Right Grout for Any Tile Job
All grout formulas fall into just two basic categories: traditional cement-based ones or newer resin-based types. Use this guide to help you decide which type is the best for your project, your budget, and your skills.
18 Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Any Type of Yard
Landscaping expert Jenn Nawada explains how ground cover plants are a creative alternative to rocks and mulch, and then tells us about some of her favorite varieties.
The Best Folding Multitool
Emphasizing one-handed use, this new Leatherman stuffs 21 tools into its 4 1/4 -inch-long, stainless-steel handles.
How to Build a Three-Tiered Bath Stand
This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.
Build It: DIY Shoe Rack
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a combination bench/shoe rack out of fir decking.
What to Know About Basement Foundation Cracks
Not every crack in a foundation wall—either concrete block or poured concrete—is cause for concern or needs to be fixed.
Pet Safe Ice Prevention
Prevent ice on your driveways, sidewalks, and steps by pretreating. It’s better for your pets’ paws, too!
3 Ways to Boost Radiator Performance
These cast-iron relics from the early days of central heating are still remarkably good at keeping a house warm and cozy. If radiators are part of your home, TOH’s Richard Trethewey explains how you can improve their operating efficiency
Never Clean Gutters Again
Many products claim to keep gutters from clogging as tree debris falls, but few deliver over the long haul. After looking at—and living with—various gutter-guard options, here are the materials and construction we’ve found work best