Create Your Ideal Yard

Simple stone patios, easy-care plants, best fire pit choices, and 27 more great ideas


Ask This Old House

Bring back a deck, fix a tub drain, close a garage-door gap, and more Q & A

Skill Building

Keeping fire pits safe; how to custom-fit a closet shelf

Norm's Notebook

Make gloves work for you[EMDASH]advice from the TOH master carpenter


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Light Makes It Right

The dark bungalow sat on a neglected lot. Opening it up to the outdoors with a window-lined addition made a weekend retreat into a year-round home

Put Some Spring in Your Steps

Lessons from a self-taught designer who lovingly transformed the land around her house into a series of useful and beautiful garden spaces

Is Your Pro a Con?

The six most common contractor scams, and how to avoid them

11 Modules + 8 Flatbeds + 3 Days = 1 Custom-Built House

Today's modular housing offers all the benefits of building from scratch[EMDASH]and sometimes more

Family Project

Get organized with our fun-to-build toy chest


Bath Design

A bumpout adds space and river views to an outdated room


Don't like camping out? Portable fire pits bring the magic home


Good-looking privacy solutions, from evergreen screens to lattice panels


New uses for vintage metal ceiling tiles

Elements of a Style

The gleam and speed of a uniquely American look: Depression Modern

House Calls

Boost curb appeal with a better path to the front door[EMDASH]we show you how

From the TOH TV Job Site

Long after Katrina, TOH helps a homeowner get rid of mold and rebuild her storm-damaged home


Work gloves for every task


Lining a cedar closet

Save This Old House

A quirky Folk Victorian charmer in Indiana needs your TLC


Spring Into Action!

Put Up a Picket Fence more

Spruce Up Your Deck more

Install Rain Gutters more

And 20+ More Step-by-Step Projects to Give Your Home Spring Curb Appeal more

Coming Soon! We're on the floor at the Kitchen and Bath Show to bring you breaking news on the latest products for the most important rooms in your house

TOH Tip (p. 18)

Tell Us Your Tips

Submit your favorite tips to Around the House more

Blades of Glory (p. 20)

More Lawn Care Advice

Seeding a new lawn? It's not as tough as it sounds. Watch this video to learn how more

Roger Cook breaks down mowing your lawn into a few easy steps more

Step-by-step instructions for laying sod more

Bath Design (p. 24)

More Solutions

See how other homeowners have solved their bath design dilemmas more

Hot Spots (p. 27)

Fire Pit Accessories

Check out 6 cool accessories more

Screen Time (p. 31)

Installing a Picket Fence

Get step-by-step instructions more

Depression Modern (p. 35)

Vintage Looks for Kitchen and Bathrooms

Updated Vintage more

Retro Redo more

Modern Bath, Vintage Looks more

Embossed Metal Ceilings (p. 41)

Build a Beautiful Planter

Watch This Old House Features Editor Amy Hughes build one more

House Calls (p. 54)

More Ideas for Enhancing Your Entryway

Making over your front door more

8 ways to enhance your entry more

How to build a perfect pathway more

Healthy Home: Keeping Mold From Taking Hold (p. 57)

Clean Up After a Flood, and Fight Mold

NCHH: ''Creating a Healthy Home: A Field Guide for Clean-up of Flooded Homes'' more

EPA: ''Flood Cleanup and the Air in Your Home'' more

EPA: ''A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture and Your Home'' more

EPA: ''Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings'' more

Toolbox: Helping Hands (p. 61)

More Work Gloves

Check out chain-mail, reflective neon, and other unusual gloves more

Step-by-Step: Lining a Cedar Closet (p. 67)

More Pro Tips for This Project

Installing Crown Molding more

Refreshing Cedar Closets more

Light Makes It Right (p. 74)

More Landscaping Tips

Landscaping a Sloped Lot more

Put Some Spring In Your Steps (p. 82)

More Garden Planning Advice

Build a Better Garden more

Is Your Pro a Con? (p. 88)

More Expert Advice

How to Hire a Contractor [XLINK {199776} {more}]

How to Spot a Crooked Contractor more

1 Custom-Built House (p. 93)

Going Modular in New Orleans

Time-lapse video of a NOLA teardown and modular build more

Family Project: Toy Chest (p. 106 insert)

How-to Video

Watch a pro build it more

Ask This Old House (p. 108)

How-to Video

Watch plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey fix a leaking bathtub drain more

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