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Fine Hardwoods of the TOH 2020 Idea Houses

Get inspired by the beautiful doors, floors, and wood accents that elevated this year’s pair of TOH Idea Houses.

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Healthy Home System for Clean Indoor Air

With Americans spending 30% more time indoors, indoor air quality is more important than ever. Here’s how the Cosmos Healthy Home System is clearing the air at the 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

Better Exterior Building Products | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Here is a closer look at just a few of the innovative products that went into the building of the This Old House 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

Designer Denise Enright
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Tour the Interior | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Join interior designer Denise Enright for a guided tour of our 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

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Tour the Exterior | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

2020 Idea House builder Matt Cole introduces you to some of the great new building products used to create our Cottage on the Cape.

Better Interior Building Products | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

We’ve packed a whole lot of innovation inside this small, but smartly designed footprint. Come on in.

Roof of the 2020 Idea House
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A Hardworking Cottage Roof | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Watch how GAF’s proprietary LayerLock™ technology and Dura-Grip™ Sealant give each shingle the heightened wind uplift performance it needs to withstand harsh coastal New England weather.

First Floor Tour | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Take a tour of the open and inviting first floor of the TOH 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

Inviting Beds & Baths | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Here’s a closer look at the beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms of the TOH 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape.

Creative Spaces | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Here are some of the ways we incorporated usable living space into every nook and cranny of our 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

Around the Grounds | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

With plenty of charm and defined spaces, our 2020 Cottage on the Cape is ready for relaxing and entertaining.

All About the ADU | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Here’s a peek inside the smartly-designed rental unit of our TOH 2020 Cottage on the Cape.

Redefining Exterior Wood Trim | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Read on to find out what makes LIFESPAN® SOLID SELECT wood trim unique, and why we used it at the TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape

Trend Meets Tradition | 2020 Idea House: The Cottage on the Cape

Here’s how a selection of historically inspired colors became the palette for our coastal-chic Idea House.

Letting the (Natural) Light In | 2020 Cottage on the Cape

Here’s how we flooded our coastal Idea House with an abundance of natural light and fresh air.

Adding Coastal Charm with Cedar Shingles | 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape

We’ve put together a few of our favorite looks featuring this quintessential coastal building material. Get inspired, here!

Pro Lighting Tips | 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape

Interior designer Denise Enright tells us what inspired her lighting selections throughout The TOH 2020 Idea House on the Cape.

Cottage on the Cape, Idea House 2020, Basement, Office, Sep/Oct 2020
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Furnishing a Colorful Basement Workspace

Annie Selke decked out the basement of our 2020 Idea House: the Cottage on the Cape. Watch the full staging in this time-lapse video!

Download the 2020 Idea House Resource Guide: Cottage on the Cape

This classic Shingle-style home in Eastham, Massachusetts, was designed to meet the needs of younger families on the Cape, with plenty of spaces for working and playing, an income-generating apartment, and fresh, coastal- chic design.

Race to the Finish: Cottage on the Cape Idea House

We’re coming down to the wire! Here’s what’s happening at the Cottage on the Cape.

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Creating a Secure Enclosure for the Cottage on the Cape

Learn how ZIP System’s integrated panel and tape system for roof and wall assemblies kept the This Old House Idea House on Cape Cod construction moving swiftly and efficiently—and how it will continue to help the home achieve higher efficiency and protection for years to come.

Roofing system at the Cottage on the Cape Idea House.
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A Reliable Roof at the Cottage on the Cape

A sturdy roof is crucial in regions prone to harsh weather, like our Idea House in Eastham, Massachusetts. Here’s how ZIP System’s roof assembly with integrated underlayment offers immediate protection during construction, and long-term protection for years to come.

Virtual Grand Opening: Cottage on the Cape Idea House

Watch this Virtual Open House Tour of our 2020 Idea House: the Cottage on the Cape! Get design inspiration and learn about new products directly from the house’s builder and designer. 

Cedar siding installation at the Idea House: The Cottage on the Cape
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Watch This Quick & Easy Shingle Siding Installation

For our 2020 Idea House: the Cottage on the Cape, we chose our white cedar shingles factory-finished in a rich Atlantic Blue to save time and labor. We captured the full installation in this amazing time-lapse video!

Catching Up at the 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape

We are inching ever closer to completing our This Old House 2020 Idea House in Cape Cod, Mass. Here’s a peek at our progress.

Welcome to the 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape

Get a glimpse of the construction happening at our 2020 Idea House: Cottage on the Cape in Eastham, MA.