New TV Project: Planning Ahead

A proper first assessment is the best start to a successful renovation project



A Denver Nugget

After nearly a decade, a Colorado Queen Anne is restored. By Sally Stitch


Patch Work

Joint compound works wonders on marred drywall. By Richard Weir


Raising the Bar

A well-designed wet bar can be cause for a toast. By Max Alexander


Watts on a Hot Tin Roof

Solar-electric roofing is a hot energy-saving idea. By Zachary Gaulkin

By Design

Vanities Fair

Washstands resembling furniture domesticate the bath. By Kira L. Gould


Digital TV: The Next Wave

Superior picture and sound make these the sets to get. By David J. Elrich


Spending For a Rainy Day

How to get the most out of your house insurance. By Betsy Wangensteen

Talking Shop

A Clean Sweep

Dust collection tools for winning the particle wars. By Jordan Reed


Great Slate

An ancient stone makes modern roofs, counters, and floors. By Jeanne Huber

Owner's Manual

What a Difference a Day Makes

AmeriCares lends a hand to the less fortunate. By Alexandra Bandon


Search Party

The This Old House experts assess the Charlestown house from top to bottom. By Jefferson Kolle

Stroll Through Charlestown, Massachusetts

The Boston-area site of the fall project is rich in history, ethnicity, and charm. By Nichole Bernier Ahern

Long Live the Queen

A 19th-century Queen Anne is fitted out for the 21st century. By Barbara Flanagan

Homeowner's Handbook

Tiling a Floor

The simple secrets to installing a ceramic tile floor. By John Banta and Tom Baker

Critter Control

How to keep peckish animals away from your plants. By Adam Levine

Open House

A 1940s Dallas ranch house comes together by simply knocking down a wall. By Rhonda Murphy

Poster: Native Flowering Trees

Some unusual North American beauties to grace your landscape. By Pat Stone



What became of the goodies found in past project houses.

House Calls:

A square kitchen gets an eight foot extension.

Ask The Expert:

Beating bowed ceilings, straightening slabs, and fastening fans.

Letter from This Old House

Landscape architect Roger Cook muses on the seasons.

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