Get More Curb Appeal

Boost your home's value by making it a little easier on the eyes

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Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Brick walkway patterns; deck railing fix; gutter TLC; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Straight cuts through big timbers; installing and painting wood beadboard

Norm's Notebook

TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook gives Norm Abram a few lessons in using hand pruners

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Brick walkway patterns; deck railing fix; gutter TLC; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Straight cuts through big timbers; installing and painting wood beadboard

Norm's Notebook

TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook gives Norm Abram a few lessons in using hand pruners

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

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Features

 

Features

Small Yard, Big Impact

Your postage-stamp lot may have more potential than you think; here's how to maximize it

We Said We Wanted a Diamond in the Rough...

How one couple took a cosmetically wrecked, split-up Queen Anne back to a gracious single-family home

Hands-on Hardware

A factory tour reveals the hallmarks of fine-quality brass doorknobs and handles

Back to Nature

Building a sustainable landscape is key to the green renovation at TOH TV's project house. Learn how to create one in y our home territory

Curb Appeal

Check out our portfolio of befores-and-afters and see how much some exterior upgrades boost a home's value

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Departments

 

Departments

Bath Design

Dividing up the long, narrow space made this new master bath feel bigger

Luxuries

Stylish pathway lighting

Salvage

Wood newels

Around My House

Her idea of "country home" was living more than a block from a cappucino. He had a different dream in mind

Upkeep

Revive that tired, mossy gray deck with a good cleaning and restaining

Landscaping

The dope on discouraging deer from razing your garden

How It Works

A drywell is just the thing to keep rainwater runoff in check

Toolbox

Hand pruners

Homeowner's Handbook

Building a raised planting bed

Save This Old House

This set-in-amber 19th-century farmhouse in Maine is waiting for you

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

SI Homeowner

Inside Men's Dens….[XLINK {1597408} {more}] 95+ How-to Videos....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/video} {more}] Crown Molding Tips....[XLINK {1541051} {more}]

Bonus Features (p. 10)

How-To Projects

Find more than 50 step-by-step projects, from installing a lamppost to seeding a lawn....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/knowhow/exteriors} {more}]

Bonus Features (p. 10)

Trump the Joneses

Why just keep up with the neighbors when you can blow them away with curb appeal....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/knowhow/exteriors} {more}]

Got Kids?

Dozens of ideas and products for making your home safe, comfortable, and fun for the little ones....[XLINK {1598726} {more}]

Bonus Features (p. 10)

Bath Design Problems Solved

See stories and photos of how fellow homeowners faced their bath design challenges....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/gallery/bath} {more}]

Bath Design (p. 25)

How to Design Small Baths So They Feel Roomier

Our tips range from the practical[EMDASH]use a pocket door to the psychological[EMDASH]choose one large mirror....[XLINK {337003} {more}]

Luxuries (p. 29)

How to Put in Landscape Lighting

A step-by-step guide to illuminating a walkway....[XLINK {451473} {more}]

New Turns for Old Newels (p. 36)

Cast-Iron Newel Posts

With their massive profiles and intricate designs, these architectural beacons of the urban stoop are at once imposing and graceful....[XLINK {1227777} {more}]

Posts With a Past

Vintage cast-iron newels can anchor an entry and more....[XLINK {1582592} {more}]

Not My Dream House (p. 39)

Home improvement wrecking your relationship?....[XLINK {1600584} {more}]

Hand Pruners (p. 45)

The Kindest Cut

How and when to prune small trees and shrubs....[XLINK {440328} {more}]

Online Video

Watch a video of TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook deer-proofing a yard....[XLINK {1182276} {more}]

Spruce Up Your Deck (p. 55)

Take a look at some of our favorite deck designs....[XLINK {1197023} {more}] Guide to decking materials....[XLINK {1221841} {more}]

Calculate the size drywell you need....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/knowhow/calculator/} {more}] Watch a video of TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook installing drywell....[XLINK {1192717} {more}]

Building a Raised Planting Bed (p. 61)

Installing Drip Irrigation

For an east, efficient watering solution, learn to install drip irrigation....[XLINK {1088902} {more}]

Small Yard Big Impact (p. 69)

Ideas for Foundation Plantings

The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges....[XLINK {1592703} {more}]

Online Video

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to install a handrail....[XLINK {1187093} {more}]

Hands-On Hardware (p. 85)

Installing a Lockset

A step-by-step guide from This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram....[XLINK {332403} {more}]

Back to Nature (p. 90)

Native Plant Listings

For links to native plant societies around the country....[XLINK {http://www.newfs.org/nps.htm#US} {more}]

Step-by Step instructions for sprucing up your entry with paint, trim, and hardware....[XLINK {191447} {more}]

Norm's Notebook (p. 111)

Choosing and Using Pruners

Tools and techniques to keep your plants looking their best....[XLINK {435550} {more}]

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