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designing a modern kitchen discussion with Martha Fay, Richard Trethewey, Tom Silva, and Kevin O’Connor

How to Design a Modern Kitchen

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey, host Kevin O'Connor, and kitchen designer Martha Fay discuss the elements that make up today's kitchen

Personalized Gifts | Gift Guide 2018

Add a sentimental touch to your gifts this year! Here are our favorite personalized gift ideas.

How to Build a Shadow Box

We show you how to make a DIY shadow box using an old wooden door in 15 steps.

How to Build a DIY Room Divider

Use MDF panels and wood molding to transform your entry with a stately new built-in columned room divider.

7 Surprising Built-In Bookcase Designs

Get ideas to help you design and build built-in bookshelves to add more beautiful and functional storage to your room.

Before and After: DIY Map-Drawer Dresser

Home-improvement fanatic Jenni Radosevich has been blogging about everything DIY on her website, I Spy DIY, for nearly a decade. Here's one of our favorite dresser upgrades on the Web

Top DIY Design Ideas of the Year

A full year's worth of Home Solutions from TOH magazine! Start planning your home improvements now

Which Color Palette Would You Have Chosen for the TOH 2018 Idea House?

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at our decision-making process for the exterior color palette of the TOH 2018 Idea House.

Why Wood Decks Never Go Out of Style

With its unique nature, varying grains, and overall warmth, nothing beats the beauty of a natural wood deck. Beyond the look, there are other benefits too; read on to find out what makes wood an ideal choice for decking.

Scenic Snack Spot for $397

A stylish paint scheme and some stock lumber turn an enclosed entry porch into a breakfast room with a view

Top 3 Bathroom Design Ideas and Trends

A gut renovation is an ideal time to add a splurge-worthy feature to your bath. Here’s what you need to know if you want to add a freestanding tub, floating vanity, or curbless shower

How to Make Decorative Marquee Letters

Maker Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O’Connor made these channel letters on an episode of Ask This Old House

What Can I Do to Warm Up an All-White Bath?

Taniya Nayak, an interior designer in Boston, has a number of hints for enlivening a basic white bath. Here are some of the ways she raises the temperature.


How to Build a Chalkboard Message Center

Taking a cue from classic window trim, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor dress up a chalkboard with molding from the home center

12 Quick and Clever Home Solutions

A year's worth of easy decorative upgrades to refresh your space, previously featured in the Home Solutions section of This Old House magazine

10 Ways to Warm Up a Nonworking Fireplace

Put this living area focal point to use with these creative ideas

6 Design Ideas for Tile Rugs

Fall in love with one of these bathroom-floor designs

Color! 50 Boosts Under $100

Inspiring ideas, DIY projects, and cheery accents to spruce up your rooms—each for less than a C-note


How to Make a Wall-Mounted Shopping List

Stay organized with this crafty, wall-mounted to-do list

9 Surprising Ways to Decorate With Black

Go bold with these fresh ideas for the dark hue

11 Inspirational Barn Door Ideas

See ways to incorporate this popular portal into your decor

25 Clever Ways to Reuse Your Workshop Scraps

Handy ideas for putting leftover project materials to work instead of throwing them away

5 Ways Mosaic Tile Makes a Small Bath Look Big

Fresh design ideas for a cramped bathroom

Half Baths Full of Style

The powder room is one of the busiest rooms in the house. So why not make yours more welcoming?

How to Create a Boat-Wood Effect Patina on Furniture

Mimic the look of furniture made from retired Indonesian fishing boats

11 of Your Most Crazy-Making Paint-Color Questions Answered!

Don't throw in the drop cloth quite yet. We've queried pros far and wide to home in on useful color choice advice

How to Build a Folding Serving Tray

Use slim oak material to build a custom serving tray for less than you'd spend on a fancy breakfast.

9 Creative Low-Cost Upgrades From Our Favorite Bloggers

In the fertile imaginations of home-design bloggers, every cramped kitchen, dull wall, and beat-up countertop turns into an opportunity for reinvention

7 Charming DIY Home Change-Ups on The Cheap

From a sweet window seat to a vintage-look kitchen to a playful kids' hideaway, these DIY projects give high-end redos a run for the money

88 Quick and Easy Decorative Upgrades

Plan out projects for a whole year with our calendar of clever design ideas for every room in the house

3 Ways to Spiff Up a Ceiling Fan

Give an old ceiling fan a refined new look in three easy steps

How to Make New Glass Look Like Mercury Glass

Give plain glass a mottled mercury finish