A Dream Come True
Walk through: See a Shingle style home brought back to life for the next century
A contemporary box of a house gets remade as a Shingle-style gem. By Curtis Rist
Kitchen islands add work and storage space while directing traffic. By Victoria C. Rowan
Digital videodisc players are giving media rooms a sharper image.By Chris O'Malley
The best nook in the house combines comfort, storage and great views.By Hope Reeves
From chimneys to chintz, the Web is your source for home improvement. By MacKenzie Brown
Engineered lumber is strong, stable and growing in popularity. By Jeanne Huber
From pencil posts to sleigh beds, today's smart sacks are rooted in the past. By Julia Claiborne Johnson
Keep your hot water heater humming with these simple maintenance tips. By Johnathan Gourlay
This Old House's fall TV project gets a dose of the tried-and-true with plaster-coated walls, cast iron piping, and a retaining wall made of metamorphic quartzite—the hardest building material around.By Michael McWilliams
Plus: For their technologically titanic house, Dick and Sandy Silva build a soothing study.By Chris O'Malley
After 14 months of construction, This Old House magazine's Dream House in Wilton, Connecticut, is finished. Take a tour of the rambling Shingle-style, from master-suite tower to octagonal breakfast room.By Curtis Rist
Saving up for a big renovation, a couple gives their Arts-and-Crafts cottage a dramatic face-lift. By Jill Kirchner
Veneers—vertical slices of wood a fraction of an inch thick—are a smart, resourceful way to endow cabinetry, furniture, and other prosaic surfaces with the delicate beauty and natural depth of exotic trees. By David Sloan
Building a loft-bed for a daughter's college dorm.
Island delights: sprucing up a litchen by the sea.
Victorian values, tile tales, and a case of insulation frustration.
No longer passé, patterned wallpaper is on a roll.