Curb Appeal Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring curb appeal ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
The 5 Best Mailboxes (2023 Review)
If you’re looking to replace your current mailbox with one that has a large capacity, includes more security features, or abides by federal standards, we’re here to help. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best mailboxes on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you.
Refreshing a 1915 Craftsman in Altadena, CA
A couple with two young sons takes the starch out of a venerable California Craftsman, respecting its history while updating the interior and adding an overlay of fun.
Before & After: Perking Up a Plain Façade
A rebuilt front porch, new siding, and a roof extension with brackets give a nondescript house a big curb-appeal boost.
Altering a Cramped Floor Plan into a Functional Space
A 1938 house’s deft redo turns the layout upside down. Now lower-level cooking and dining spots open onto outdoor spaces that are magnets for family and friends.
Tour This Renovated 220-Year-Old Farmhouse
With a wraparound porch and oversize windows that frame the views, an updated rear addition embraces its pastoral setting—and readies a well-loved, almost 220-year-old farmhouse for another century of family life
Exterior Upgrades on a Colonial Revival Cottage
With an upgraded entry, revised rooflines, and a sophisticated tone-on-tone color scheme, architect Jeff Troyer smooths out the awkward angles on a Colonial Revival cottage.
1920s Colonial Revival Home Renovation
A welcoming kitchen was at the top of the wish list for the owners of this 1920s Colonial Revival. The resulting renovation delivered everything they hoped for while respecting the house’s heritage.
7 Fun (and Easy) Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Welcome fall and your guests with these seasonal decorating ideas that make a colorful impression.
Curb Appeal: Modernizing a 1950s Cape Cod
With a full-width front porch, a new two-story garage, and a fresh color palette, architect Jeff Troyer gives a 1953 Cape the upgraded look and function it deserves.
Brightening Up a 1930s Tudor Revival
The style may be synonymous with heavy and dark, but this 1930s Tudor Revival dispels that notion, with expanded space, a more open flow, and a brightened-up interior that enhances its vintage character.
Dutch Colonial Revival Renovation: Better Than Ever
A couple rooted in Maine turn a 120-year-old charmer into a comfortable "keeper" by honoring its past and coaxing its hardest-working spaces into the present.
Settling Down in a Cozy 1925 Bungalow
After hopscotching from house to house while raising a family, a couple of empty nesters settle down in a snug little 1925 bungalow, rebuilding it just how they want it.
See This 19th-Century Schoolhouse Get Repurposed into a Charming Home
When a city dweller decamps to the country and tackles the renovation of a 19th-century schoolhouse, there are more than a few lessons to be learned.
How to Make an Embroidery Hoop Wreath
Embellishing an embroidery hoop is an easy and inexpensive way to create a modern and beautiful wreath for just a few dollars. Watch this tutorial from House One’s Jenn Largesse to learn how to make your own hoop wreath.
13 Door Décor Ideas
Enhance your entrance with these projects to amp up curb appeal and boost your mood every time you come home.
Cape Ann Project Reveal: A Home Fit for Generations to Come
Built in 1891, the gracious Shingle-style house had welcomed more than a century of family gatherings. Revived and improved during a nine-month renovation documented by TOH TV, it stands ready for its current owners to add their own chapter to its history
A 300-Year-Old Home Gets a DIY Remodel
A young couple tackle the project of a lifetime, showing what’s possible when you’ve got DIY skills, a go-for-it attitude, and stamina to spare. See this Cape Cod-style home get a complete makeover.
A Cape Cod-Style House Worth the Wait
Determined to get it right, a couple take their time—10-plus years—putting a plan in place to transform their 1970s house into the open, light-filled, character-rich home they always wanted.
3-Room Remodels That Transform the Home
Exploring three beautiful room remodels to show you how far your budget, style, and DIY skills can go to transform a space, with This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse.
A Tiny Cottage Transformation Into a Unique Family Home
See how this modest 1937 cottage grows into a unique family home, thanks to a couple’s passion for preserving and building upon its homespun appeal.
Restoring a 19th Century Cape Cod
An antiques lover restores authenticity to her 1820s Cape with vintage furniture, salvaged flooring, period-style trim, and paint colors that bring back its time-honored patina.
Prep for Success: Tips for a Pro-Level Paint Finish
You’ve heard the saying before: Fail to prepare—prepare to fail. But whether it’s because prep work is viewed as an unnecessary expense or it just boils down to impatience, many home improvers fail to properly prepare their surfaces before applying paint. We sat down with TOH painting pro Nick Slavik to find out how important it is to take the time to prep and prime.
Charleston-Elliotborough House Exterior Paint Colors
We remodeled two houses during our Charleston 2018 TV season. Many fans asked for the exact colors of the Elliotborough exterior, and here they are
Exterior French Doors: A Buyer’s Guide
Looking for the best patio doors? The window-door hybrid has never looked—or performed—better. Here’s how to find the right ones for your house and budget.
Best Curb Appeal Before and Afters 2016
The top exterior revamps from the Reader Remodel Contest 2016
Unbelievable Front Yard Renovations
See how these unbelievable front yard transformations reveal the power of paint, plantings, and facade face-lifts.
6 Jaw-Dropping Curb-Appeal Makeovers
Borrow from these before-and-afters and give the neighbors something to talk about
4 Surprising Rules on Painting the American Flag
Tips for ensuring you display Old Glory with honor and respect
4 Clever Ways to Clean Your Home's Exterior
Remedy curb appeal eyesores with these off-label uses for around-the-house products