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.
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.
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.
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.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis
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.
Need to replace some of your home’s wood siding? For great results, handle those fragile clapboards with care.
See your way to a safer terrain with this step-by-step guide to installing a lamppost.
They're weatherproof, easy to maintain, and harder than ever to distinguish from wood.
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.
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.
Enhance your entrance with these projects to amp up curb appeal and boost your mood every time you come home.
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.
Packed with potential, these mini garden landscapes can benefit from a few design tricks of their own. Here are some window box ideas that’ll be sure to impress.
An exterior home remodel doesn't have to mean a soup-to-nuts transformation. Check out these clever, thrifty before and after curb appeal makeovers to create a more welcoming home.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes quick work of replacing an old door.
Here are the different types of dormers that have been designed over the years to let in light and add more space to attics.
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.
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
From power vacuums to leaf blowers, we share different tools you can use to get rid of fallen leaves in your yard.
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.
Our picks for the best landscaping shrubs and bushes that provide maximum beauty with minimal hassle.
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.
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.
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.
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.