Details Make the Difference

You're not ordinary, and your home shouldn't be either. Give it some character with eye-catching touches


Ask This Old House

Warm floors, slowly; windows on the roof; more

Norm's Notebook

No-mar saw cuts; marking studs; more


Homeowners Handbook

Fireplace Face-lift

Installing a new hearth and surround.By Jefferson Kolle

Yard Work

Clearing up some landscape trouble spots at the Winchester TV project house.By Jefferson Kolle

Farmhouse Fix-up

A young couple remodel their first home a weekend at a time.By Annie Groer

Building a Retaining Wall

Roger Cook shows how precast concrete blocks make it faster and easier.By Max Alexander

Cotswolds in Kentucky

A nondescript farmhouse is turned into an English country cottage.By This Old House Editors

DIY Nation

America's love affair with do-it-yourself inspires a new museum exhibit.By Lou Harry

Tiles of Imagination

Handmade from the original patterns, these Arts and Crafts designs still amaze.By Michael Lafavore


On the Job

A gift of time

House Calls With Steve

A remodel brings a 1916 kitchen back to life

Letter From This Old House

Bruce Irving on bumps along the way


The Best Protection

A home safe can provide security plus convenience.By Max Alexander


Stripping Wallpaper

How to get rid of that outdated wall covering.By Amy R. Hughes


Great Gadgets

Gizmos that tickle our fancy.By Scott Schilling


Getting Into Hot Water

A guide to water heaters.By Celia Kuperszmid Lehrman


Structural Insulated Panels

The pros and cons of this alternative to stick framing.By Jefferson Kolle

Talking Shop

Choosing a Random-Orbit Sander

The tool you want for hassle-free sanding.By John Kelsey

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