Add More Curb Appeal


Salvage Style

Give orphaned cast-iron bathtub feet a new home as bookends—or umbrella stand supports

Paint Ideas

Add a pop of color with wainscoting of a different stripe

Whaddaya Call It

Brush up on your lawn mower lexicon

Weekend Remodel

Build this trellis and get more than just a sturdy place for climbing plants

Q + A

Health care for stunted trees; cisterns at a glance; hang a plasma TV; and more

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Nailing crown molding when no joist is near; making tight miter joints for window casings

Reader Tool Test

Random-orbit sanders


Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Hi-tech toilet; concrete log homes; easy-change paint tray; cool savings; how to tell if the time is right to refinance


Boost Your Curb Appeal

Spruce up your home's exterior with these best-bang-for-the-buck makeovers idea file

Before + After: Kitchen

The right mix of light-reflecting materials and cabinets trans-form a dated cooking space

Before + After: Garage

Cars get the boot in favor of a comfy media room for the whole family

Focus on Foliage

Leaves can add dazzle to your yard and lessen your workload

Anatomy of a Modern Vintage Kitchen

Two pros' tricks for designing an open, versatile space that has loads of old-fashioned charm

Reader Remodel

How one homeowner turned her half-acre floodplain into a flowering paradise with a pool money-savers

Hidden Ways to Save

Hit the home store armed with top secrets from contractors and die-hard DIYers TOH TV

Question of the Month

Find out how the pros replicate plaster crown molding upgrades


Bin pulls in three basic shapes

Build It or Buy It

Garden bench

Price Wise

Health-conscious cabinets

Get This Look

Dressed-up laundry room

All About

Patio pavers


Bonus (p. 6)

Money Savers

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Letter (p. 11)

Reader Remodel Site

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Submit Your Tips

Contribute time-saving tricks and money-saving ideas to our bank of information more

Checklist (p. 12)

Reseed Your Lawn

How to seed a lawn more

When to plant grass seed for your region more

Save on Upkeep

Get more strategies for reducing home upkeep more

Reader Mail (p. 14)

A Family Affair

This story struck a chord with one nostalgic homeowner more

Fighting for a Gritty Garage

A reader who loves every stain in his garage took offense to this story more

Home News (p. 16)

Tool News

See more tool coverage more

Home Solutions (p. 19)

Pet-Bed Cubby

Make furry friends feel at home more

Easy Furniture Repairs

How to give it a shellacking more

Prune Like a Pro

How to prune and train roses more

Send Us Your Tips

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Before + After: Kitchen (p. 25)

Old Space, Whole New Look

Have you whipped your kitchen into shape? Send us before-and-after photos and check out other remodels more

Before + After: Garage (p. 28)

From Garage to Comfy Rec Room

Check out another garage conversion more

Landscaping (p. 35)

Focus on Foliage

Got an amazing landscape? Send us before-and-after photos more

Build It or Buy It (p. 38)

Garden Bench

Find ways to incorporate your bench into good garden design more

Pricewise (p. 40)

White Subway Tile

Learn how to repair, replace, and install it yourself more

Salvage Style (p. 43)

Cast-Iron Bathtub Feet

Check out other ways to creatively reuse old house parts more

Whaddaya Call It? (p. 55)

Lawn Mower Lexicon

Learn about yearly mower maintenance more

Weekend Remodel (p. 57)

Build a Trellis

Big ideas for a small yard more

Coming up roses more

How to build a wire trellis more

Boost Your Curb Appeal (p. 62)

6 Exterior Makeovers With Loads of Inspiring & Money-Saving Ideas

Check out five other knock-out exteriors more

More Ideas

Found a money-saving way to boost your home's curb appeal? Tell us about it, and check out other reader's exterior makeovers more

Anatomy of a Modern Vintage Kitchen (p. 70)

Reclaimed Wood

Get tips on working with reclaimed wood more

Reader Remodel (p. 76)

My New Yard Was a Half-Acre Floodplain

See how other readers have transformed their outdoor spaces more

This Old House Uncovers: Hidden Ways to Save (p. 82)

Find Materials

Find lists of materials and tools needed for various projects more

How Do You Save?

Got a secret for saving cash at home stores? Share it. more

All About (p. 84)

Concrete Pavers

See how Roger Cook lays a paver pathway [XLINK {20057405} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 91)


Watch Tom Silva use the latest tricks in plaster repair more

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