Perfect Gifts for Your Home


Home Solutions

Creative outdoor lighting with LED bulbs; 10 uses for Xmas trees; create a gift-wrapping station; kid-safe decorations; beverage-tub storage for winter duds; and more


Our married remodeling therapists help couples navigate home-improvement project pitfalls

Whaddaya call it?

Fix leaks and drips and keep the water flowing with our shower-valve guide

Weekend Remodel

Give your fireplace a hearth-warming makeover with a cast-stone veneer

Q + A

Shorten a cast-iron radiator; open or close crawl-space vents; stop wood storm window paint from peeling; fix a sinking brick patio; and more


Repair a doorbell

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Reattach a broken countertop piece; iron away carpet dents

Reader Tool Test

Cordless stick drivers


Before + After: Kitchen

Old-style architectural details help an enlarged cooking space blend in with the rest of a 1930 Spanish Revival

Before + After: Bath

A 1920s bath gets a vintage update with a claw-foot tub, subway tile, and a black-and-white marble floor


Letter from This Old House

The frustrations of choosing a paint color Watch Editor Scott Omelianuk tell this story on video

A Home for the Holidays

A whole-house redo transforms a 1912 summer cottage into a year-round family hub

Sitting Pretty

11 window seat designs to enhance a room's style[EMDASH]and storage

Reader Remodel

Christmas card updates help a single mom share the rehab that restored her 1899 foursquare's period spirit


Lessons learned across three decades of dedication to the art and science of home improvement

Gift Guide

Find (or make) just the right present with our collection of house, garden, and workshop wares

Secret Sources

TOH's insider guide to products and services that'll make your home uniquely your own

Price Wise

Chrome towel bars

Build It or Buy It

Newel-post coat rack

All About

Pendant lighting


Web Highlights (p. 9)

Your holiday home

Upgrade your mantle in a weekend
How to pick the perfect tree
Gifts for your DIYers
How to build a cozy but safe fire
2009 This Old Gingerbread House contest
More spectacular holiday home secrets


Checklist (p. 10)

Easy ways to improve your home now

Snow and ice removal tips
What's on YOUR spring checklist?


Letter from This Old House (p. 11)

The frustrations of chooseing a paint color

Watch Editor Scott Omelianuk tell this story on video


Reader Mail (p. 12)

Your efforts to preserve your abodes

Tip for cutting a glass towel bar
360 Makeover


Home Solutions (p. 15)

Fun, festive entry lights

How to avoid holiday lighting mishaps
How to get wax off of any surface


Before + After: Kitchen (p. 24)

Practical design, period appeal

Solve kitchen design problems


Before + After: Bath (p. 27)

Classic redo, 1920s-style

How to tile a bathroom floor


Gift Guide (p. 29)

All under $200

Save with exclusive holiday discounts


Help! (p. 38)

Stow garden supplies

How to build a lean-to shed
Check out the New Centre homeowners' blog


TOH TV (p. 48)

Thirty lessons learned in 30 years

See photos of the Newton Centre show house
Check out the New Centre homeowners' blog


Whaddaya Call It? (p. 49)

Valve job

Watch a pro seal a leaky shower stall


Weekend Remodel (p. 54)

DIY fireplace surround

Watch a pro install stone veneer


A Home for the Holidays (p. 62)

1912 summer cottage redo

Another inspirational seaside cottage


Sitting Pretty (p. 68)

11 inspiring window seat designs

Make your own window seat


Secret Sources (p. 73)

24 top home improvement products and professionals

Share your secret sources


Reader Remodel (p. 80)

1899 foursquare rehab

Tips for cutting trim


All About (p. 86)

Pendant lights

Watch a pro install a pendant


Ask This Old House (p. 94)


Submit your questions


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