A Victorian Bath

From cottages in Key West to Victorian bath features, learning from the remodeling projects of others helps you with yours


Best Bath

A couple decides to simplify the Edwardian-style bathroom in their 1885 New Jersey house. Before they can say "Carrara marble," they've moved a load-bearing wall and rerouted the plumbing. The result is a master bath that's functional and elegant. By Curtis Rist

Key West and Conchs

Winter's here, which means you'll find This Old House down in sunny Florida, tackling a makeover in Margaritaville. By Jack McClintock

Buying Good Lumber

This Old House goes shopping at a favorite lumberyard and reveals secrets for finding the best wood. By Richard Stepler

An American Craftsman's House

In Sonoma Valley, California, blacksmith Carl Jennings built himself a stone yurt, a showplace for his graceful, complex ironwork. By Jack McClintock

Fireplace Fix

At This Old House's project in Watertown, Massachusetts, cast-iron inserts make inefficient Victorian fireplaces work a lot better. By Joseph D'Agnese

The Great Cape

The Pilgrims knew a good thing, which may explain why the Cape Cod— the little house with the big roof— is still America's favorite. By Joseph D'Agnese

Dream House: First-Rate Framing

From cellar to roof ridge, a master framer analyzes the early stages of This Old House magazine's Dream House in Wilton, Connecticut. By Brad Lemley


With the right snow, all you need to build a snowhouse is a pair of hands, one or two simple tools and a trace of genetic memory. By Stephen Harrigan

The Poster: Door Handles

With every opening and closing, with every click of a latch, the perfect front-door hardware says, "Welcome home." By Joseph D'Agnese

Around the house

He Says/She Says

What a Kitchen Should Be

Men and women really do think about houses differently. By Brock Yates and Jeanne Marie Laskas

Materials We Love

Three Cheers for Cherry

This wood has a luscious auburn hue that needs no stain. By Richard Stepler


Coffered Ceiling

Create a cross pattern of decorative timbers to beam about. By Curtis Rist


The Insurance Gap

Say good-bye to home owner's policies that cover everything. By Peter Keating


For the Love of Logs

No house style exemplifies our national identity as sweetly as the humble log cabin—just think of Lincoln's birthplace. By Curtis Rist

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