Easy Spring Makeovers



Fast-growing trees

Salvage Style

Turn ceramic bathroom accessories to jewelry stash

Animal House

Build an indoor gate for your pooch

Weekend Remodel

Rectangular planter box of cellular PVC

Q + A

The pros answer your questions


Plant a small tree

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Install horizontal blocking to support vertical paneling


Before and After: Kitchen

A new layout and vintage touches update an 1866 Italianate's outdated eatery

Budget Redo

Custom-look wainscot adds old-house charm

Make a Mudroom That Works for You

Seven drop-spots and tons of tips to make the most of yours

Hassle-free Steps to a Healthier Home

Our room-by-room guide for keeping you safe at home

Reader Remodel

A retired couple brings the life back to a tumbledown cottage

All About

Exterior stain


Letter from This Old House

Nuts & Bulbs & Squirrels


Your feedback, questions, and comments


Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Protect fruit & veggie crops; new law for lead paint; and more

Home Solutions

Rubber-duckie bathroom; nontoxic cleaners; natural lawn care; and more

Paint Ideas

Make a small bath look bigger with horizontal bands


Oversize bar pulls

Get This Look

Vintage-style home office


Household wisdom from Roger Cook

Photoshop Redo

An 1880 Folk Victorian regains its character

Home Economics

Learn how homeownership can pay off come tax time

Save This Old House

An 1861 Greek Revival in Orange County, Virginia


Web Highlights

Choose the perfect outdoor dining table
Get a list of plants that will thrive in your garden
Learn how to lay down a bluestone patio
Pick the best decking material for your house

• Find out what happened to the homes featured in Save This Old House


Letter from This Old House

Email the Editor



• For more information on vent-free fireplace safety, go to:
Consumer Reports
U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission
Email This Old House


Home News

• See all 51 winners of our Best Old-House Neighborhoods


Home Solutions

• Got a smart solution? Email our Editor, Scott


Before and After: Kitchen

Share your remodel and your project may appear in our Reader-Created Issue



Check your growing zone


Paint Ideas

• Find closely related hues by consulting a color wheel


Shopping: Bar Pulls

• Save 15% off any Bronte and Mandalay Collection items at Atlas Homewares using promotion code TOH15 in your sales cart.
• Save an additional 10% off Modern Objects pulls using promotion code TOH10 in your sales cart at pullsdirect.com


Budget Redo: Dining Room

• How did you stretch your dollars? Submit your budget redo and it may appear in our Reader-Created issue


Salvage Style

• Got a clever reuse? Submit your recycled design and it may appear in our Reader-Created issue


Animal House: Dog gate

Build this dog gate in one weekend.


Photoshop Redo

• Want a Photoshop Redo? Send snapshots to [email protected]


Home Economics

Get more tips on energy-related tax breaks


Weekend Remodel: Planter box

COMING SOON! How-to video
Tell us what you got done in a weekend and you could be featured in the Reader-Created Issue


Hassle-Free Steps to a Healthier Home

How to replace failing caulk
A fast fix for cracked tile


Reader Remodel

Show us your whole-house remodel for a chance to win cash and a spread in the 2010 Reader-Created issue


All About: Exterior Stain

Learn how to prep and stain a wood deck in this video with TOH general contractor Tom Silva
Tell us what you want to know all about


Ask This Old House, p. 93

Submit your questions


Reader Tool Test, p. 99

Tell us what tool you plan to buy and you could be featured in the Reader-Created Issue


Save This Old House, p. 110

• Know about a gem worth saving? Tell us about it


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