Renovating a Classic Bungalow

Transform your home while remaining true to its traditional look



Rocky Mountain Higher

A Denver home gains some extra space. By Thomas Fields-Meyer


Take It All Off

The art of removing finishes with heat. By Jim Morrison

Talking Shop

Different Strokes

Heard about the coating that helps warm your house? We have. That and five other products to keep your walls well-covered. By Diane Conrad


A Backyard Oasis

Fish ponds are more popular than swimming pools these days—so carp diem! By Max Alexander


All in the Family

Estate taxes allow Uncle Sam to take a big bite out of your bequeathed home; here's how to soften the blow. By Maggie Mahar

By Design

Cool Coils

Spiral staircases are a good solution for tight spaces, but they look great no matter where or why you install them.By Travis Neighbor

Up Keep

Cleaning House

Drop that paintbrush—a serious scrubdown might save your siding and your money. By Andrew Nemethy


Super Model

Laptop computers have gotten lighter and more powerful, and they're much more than a pretty face. By Chris O'Malley


Moving In

Traditional design melds with state-of-the-art technology to create the ideal new house for Dick and Sandy Silva as This Old House fall TV project comes to a close. By Michael McWilliams

Vertical Gardens

Tying plant life to architecture—trellises, arbors, fences—gives any garden a third dimension. By Katherine Whiteside

Reframing History

This Old House sets its sights on the Santa Barbara spring project, Jan Winford's 1907 bungalow: A look at the Arts-and-Crafts style and how the new plan faithfully reinterprets it. By Jeff Book

Aged Gracefully

A run-down Greek-revival farmhouse in Greenwich, Connecticut, comes alive after an inspired makeover. By Donna Lance

Poster: Decorative Glass

Beautiful glasswork lends a home texture, color and style. By Jeanne Huber



Santa Barbara project homeowner Jan Winford's hot wheels.

House Calls:

A dark kitchen sees the light .

Ask The Expert:

Flashing failure, grout grief and a deck dilemma.

The Details

Floor lamps that will brighten any room.

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