From mailboxes to shutters, the curb appeal of your home can make a big difference. Discover ways to improve and maintain your home's curb appeal.
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.
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.
How to Build Window Flower Boxes
In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada build and plant custom window boxes for a colorful touch of curb appeal.
How to Design a High Traffic Landscape
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.
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.
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 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.
Celebrate the Fourth of July: How to Hang the American Flag
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
How to Paint Your Front Door | This Old House: Live
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.
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.
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.
Photoshop Redo: A Handsome Homestead
A revamped garage, a metal roof, fresh siding, and upgraded entries give this 1930s farmhouse more-coherent charm
Photoshop Redo: From Dreary to Cheery Cottage
Practical upgrades give a little stone house a brighter outlook
Photoshop Redo: Elegant Fixes for a Worn Facade
Craftsman-inspired details add symmetry and cohesiveness to a 1920s house
How to Replace a Mailbox Post
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new curbside mailbox
How to Swap the Swing of an Entry Door
Changing your door from a right-hand swing to a left-hand swing can be a fairly easy task, as long as it’s the same height on both sides, and you’re okay with the inside face of the door becoming the outer face. Watch Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert as he helps general contractor Tom Silva change the swing of an entry door.
Photoshop Redo: Reimagining a Rustic Retreat
A Tudor-influenced hodgepodge from the 1970s gets a much-needed makeover
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
Photoshop Redo: Rebalancing a Boxy Split-Level
A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb
How to Resize an Exterior Door
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva trims a front door that’s getting caught on a homeowner’s entry rug