Winter Weekend Projects

Learn the secrets of a perfect paint job, patching damaged wood trim, and fixing those old windows



Wall-to-Wall Warmth

Keep cozy with a heated bathroom floor. By Douglas Gantenbein

Need To Know

Electric Meters

A century-old design still measures your usage. By Max Alexander


Grand Ole Reno

The Opry's got nothing on this Nashville bungalow. By Anne Krueger


A Closer Look at Copper

This metal is as versatile and common as it is beautiful. By John Riha

Talking Shop

One for All

Multi-tools do many jobs without weighing you down. By Jordan Reed


Room for Rent

To defray costs, turn extra space into a rental. By Elyse Mall Klayman


Trim Fits

Tom Silva's techniques for repairing gouged wood. By Zachary Gaulkin

By Design

Mess Hall

Mudrooms keep outside clutter from coming in. By Max Alexander


Special Report: Home Theater

New audiovisual systems provide a multiplex experience in your own family room. By David Erlich

Notes From Underground

Creating an apartment out of the Charlestown TV project's basement. By Jefferson Kolle

Second Acts

How four public structures were transformed into picturesque private living spaces. By Anne Krueger

Homeowner's Handbook

Painting a Room

Painting contractor John Dee coats walls, windows, and doors right. By Bill Brockway

Saving Graces

A Shingle Style hybrid in Brookline, Massachusetts, goes from haunted-looking to homey. By Barbara Flanagan

Poster: Entry Lights

Thirteen stylish fixtures designed to brighten a home and play up its design. By Liz Seymour



A local artist idealizes the Charlestown project house.

House Calls With Steve:

An Arts and Crafts kitchen takes a U-turn.

Ask the Expert:

Correcting decks, conserving cabinets, and firming floors.

Letter from This Old House:

Tom Silva on helpful homeowners.

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