37 Great Finds for Your Home


Ask This Old House

Contractor bids—is the price right?; fabulous forsythias; casting off cast-iron sink stains; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

The TOH master carpenter's tips for keeping your power tools purring


Find the products and services featured in this issue


From Carriage House to Cozy Home

A 1916 outbuilding's four-bay garage helped drive a couple's vision for an open-plan vintage home

Secret Sources '08

The TOH guide to products and services you won't find at the home center

Repair or Replace

Fix it or blow dough trying? Maybe it's time to shop for a replacement. Some tips on how to decide

“Our Friends Told Us We Were Crazy”

Transforming a dilapidated Florida house with history made perfect sense to this contractor and his wife

Artisan Tile With Style

Tour the Heath Ceramics factory to glimpse their unique way with clay


Kitchen Design

A 1980s cookery now goes with the flow of a warm Arts and Crafts home

Bath Design

A vintage-style, eco-friendly redo echoes its surroundings

Around My House

He says, “I can fix it.” She wants a pro. A couple's home-repair showdown


Older materials and workshop wonders give a new home an old-house feel

Green House

A wind turbine helps lower an Ohio home's energy costs

How It Works

Decide if fire sprinklers are right for you


Eleven cool tools you don't need but will want to own


Enhance your fireplace with a surround

Save This Old House

Help a downtrodden 1910 Gothic Revival regain its charm


Web Highlights (p. 9)

Keep Warm

Insulate the attic, fix the furnace, fire up the pellet stove, and more winter upkeep ideas more

Happy Holidays

25 gifts under $25, small-space entertaining, and Christmas tree alternatives more

Around the House (p. 15)

Plant a Live Christmas Tree

Learn how to pick a live Christmas tree and plant it more

Send Us Your Tips

Submit your favorite tips more

Kitchen Design (p. 26)

Period Look, Updated Function

Learn more about the elements of Craftsman style more

Bath Design (p. 31)

Beauty on a Budget

See how other homeowners have updated their baths with green materials more

See how other homeowners have updated their baths with period accents more

Around my House (p. 35)

Home Repair? Humbug!

Get real help dealing with household disasters more

TOH TV (p. 39)

Character Building

Check out the completed house and watch a time-lapse video of its construction [XLINK {20198092} {more}]

Find out how to get an aged look more

Green House (p. 43)

Watts From the Wind

Find out if tax incentives for wind power are available in your area more

Find out whether your utility offers alternative-energy resources more

How It Works (p. 46)

Home Fire Sprinklers

Learn how to choose and use a fire extinguisher more

Toolbox (p. 49)

Not the Must-Have List

See more super-cool power tools more

Step-by-Step (p. 57)

Tiling a Fireplace Surround

Get step-by-step instructions on tiling a hearth more

By Design (p. 64)

From Carriage House to Cozy Home

Find handsome replacements for old garage doors more

Repair or Replace (p. 82)

Everything Breaks, Eventually

How to install a dishwasher more

How to install a window more

How to reglaze a window more

How to repair sash windows more

How to install replacement windows more

How to refinish a door more

How to make your doors draft free more

How to install a toilet more

How to caulk around a tub more

How to tile around a tub more

Reader Remodel (p. 86)

"Our Friends Told Us We Were Crazy"

See how to reglaze a window more

How It's Made (p. 90)

Heath Tile

Find other styles to suit your home's architecture more

Workshop (p. 97)

Ask This Old House

See how to refinish severely stained cast-iron fixtures more

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