Front Door Facelift

Make an unforgettable entrance with a welcoming, durable first impression


Ask This Old House

Level dimensions; decking over decking; plugged underground drainage; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Pulling nails from trim; refurbishing a slotted screwdriver; removing grout; etc.


Take One Old Barn And Call It Home

Clear out the cows, clean it, gut it, sheathe it, and add some comforts for creatures of a very different kind. Six stories of successful barn conversions, plus making over the barn at the TOH TV show's Carlisle, Mass., farmstead

Split Personality

A contemporary addition revitalizes one man's '30s bungalow

Front and Center

An entryway is more than just a door. Design it right and it'll welcome friends, improve your home's curb appeal, and protect you from the weather

Deck The Walls

For giving rooms instant personality — and protecting surfaces with style — nothing beats wainscoting

Green Giants

Tropical, treelike plants can be as important to the look of your house as columns, arches, and beams


House Calls

Warm wood and gleaming stainless steel turn a windowless kitchen into one that shines

By Design

The powder room takes on a new role as a family "extra bath"


Fireplace accessories with flair, from traditional to contemporary


Hooked rugs are folk art for the home; plus Q & A

Talking Shop

Choosing and using table saws

From the Ground Up

Preparation is key to creating the beautiful interior finishes that give a house character

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a water filter

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.