Curb Appeal How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our curb appeal step-by-step tips & ideas.
Landscape contractor Jenn Nawada works with a homeowner who lives on a corner lot to create an attractive, durable landscape that can withstand heavy pedestrian traffic.
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner remove a flagstone walkway and replace it with bluestone
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis
A tightly weatherstripped storm door can reduce air leakage around a front door by as much as 45 percent
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to custom-fit PVC trim to a stone surface
Need to replace some of your home’s wood siding? For great results, handle those fragile clapboards with care.
Doorbell not working? Here’s a step-by-step guide showing you how to repair it.
The front door to your house must be tough, yet handsome and gracious. See our list of options that cater to a variety of styles, budgets and quality.
Adding a neat row of Belgian block stones to each side of an asphalt driveway will boost its curb appeal while also providing a clear visual aid as you back out or pull in. Here’s how to install one.
More than just a beacon leading to the front door, exterior lighting helps define the look of a house. With planning and a bit of math, you can put your home's best face forward.
Helpful instructions to let your patriotic spirit fly from your front lawn with this DIY weekend project.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to paint a front door with oil-based, high gloss paint. This is part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a pair of sidelights on a front door with new, insulated ones
Turn the struggling ribbon of lawn between the sidewalk and the street into a glorious garden with tough, easy-care plants
Tips for ensuring you display Old Glory with honor and respect
You can enhance your window openings by buying factory-made pairs or save a bundle by building your own
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva hangs a new storm door in an old opening
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook upgrades an old brick with bluestone slabs
Discovering the wide world of stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
One lucky reader teamed up with This Old House's general contractor on an eye-catching way to hang an address sign
The trick to renovating a historic home is to use replacement windows with authentic period details, like Marvin Windows
Pick up some stock cedar and a hanging lantern to construct a custom garden fixture
Update your entry with a bold new door handle, escutcheon, kickplate, and knocker
Wrap curvy door casing around a plastic planter filled with bright blooms for cheery window decoration
Plan a front-yard landscape that boosts curb appeal and welcomes you home