Build A Better Backyard

Great gardens have more than plants and flowers to define their space and style: think patios, fences, structures and special features


Ask This Old House

Fixing cracked plaster, keeping basements dry, best clear finish

Norm's Notebook

Cutting circles, garden-tool storage rack, supporting cantilevered countertops


A Tale of Four Cities

If you want to be inspired, visit these communities and see what homeowners with a sense of history can accomplish

Can't a Fella Get a Little Peace and Quiet?

Tangled up in cordless tool choices? We give you power over the options

Building a Garden

Bone structure isn't just for supermodels. It's the basis of any really good landscape design

Backyard Blitz

15 quick and easy ways to turn a not-so-great space into the great outdoors

There's Gold in them thar hills!

A couple turns a dilapidated 1840s miner's cabin into a weekend retreat

Second-story Job

A Sacramento stairmaker adds a story to a small bungalow so he can create his very own set of dramatic stairs


On the Job

Handcrafted homes on wheels; builder's bargains on eBay; How to understand lumber labels; and more

House Calls

One couple's master-bath plan takes a dramatically different tack by grouping fixtures in the middle




Mailboxes that win our stamp of approval

Talking Shop

Snips and scissors


Live in the house of your dreams while a renter foots the bills


Repairing a broken tile

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a floating floor

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

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