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.
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.
A revamped garage, a metal roof, fresh siding, and upgraded entries give this 1930s farmhouse more-coherent charm
Practical upgrades give a little stone house a brighter outlook
Craftsman-inspired details add symmetry and cohesiveness to a 1920s house
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new curbside mailbox
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.
A Tudor-influenced hodgepodge from the 1970s gets a much-needed makeover
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
A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva trims a front door that’s getting caught on a homeowner’s entry rug
A 1970s split-level gets a curb-appeal boost from an inviting entry porch, new siding, and updated windows and trimwork
Keep up with the progress of the TOH Idea House in Rhode Island by going behind the scenes with builder Jeff Sweenor Special thanks to SBC Cedar
Front-facing gables, a mix of siding, and Craftsman-style details make an unremarkable home into a standout
The top exterior revamps from the Reader Remodel Contest 2016
A reworked entry porch adds curb appeal and character to a no-frills facade
Borrow from these before-and-afters and give the neighbors something to talk about
Use a PVC column kit and trim to create an architectural detail that shines day or night.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a pair of sidelights on a front door with new, insulated ones
A house goes from ghostly to gorgeous with the help of three earth- and sky-toned paint palettes
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
Intimidated by the thought of an exterior renovation? These three tips will make the project more manageable.
You can enhance your window openings by buying factory-made pairs or save a bundle by building your own
9 colorful projects, made faster and easier with the help of a paint sprayer
Remedy curb appeal eyesores with these off-label uses for around-the-house products
From paint schemes to plantings to entry porches, we've got upgrades for every budget