A drab 1952 starter home doubles in size with a 650-square-foot ell. By Curtis Rist
One and One Makes Glue
Two liquids combine to form one of the toughest, most versatile adhesives. By Jim Collins
The Property Tax Game
How to assess your assessment and appeal your tax bill.By Stephen M. Pollan and Mark Levine
Smart solutions for putting your bathroom mirror in the best light. By Bobbie Leigh
Virtual design software makes house plans spring to 3-D life. By Curtis Rist
Making a Splash
An indoor pool is a private retreat, an exercise inducer and party central. By Hope Reeves
Body-friendly tools reduce the Monday morning pain of weekend projects. By Phil Patton
Get a personal video recorder and you won't miss a minute of the game. By Chris O'Malley
When Pests Are Guests
How to evict squirrels, bats, snakes and other creatures once and for all. By Collin Perry
At the fall TV project, This Old House general contractor shows the right way to install a front door— in this case a 160-pounder of mahogany.By Michael McWilliams
PLUS: Networking all their computers with a central processor lets the family play games and share files with one another from any PC in the house. By Chris O'Malley
A Clean Slate
A California architect transforms an aging ranch through an inventive mix of materials.By Mark Morrison
The Best of This Old House
For 20 years, the gang has introduced countless innovations to home construction. We take a look at the materials, tools and techniques that have changed the way houses are built. By Curtis Rist
Building the New Hometown
Sprawling suburbs are giving way to new communities, where an old-fashioned village sensibility meets the 21st century eco-consciousness. And you can walk to the corner store for a quart of milk. By Barbara Flanagan
Poster: Classic Houses
This month's pull-out poster highlights the most important house styles in America since 1700. By Alexandra Bandon
Help name a boat; a close scrape on the way to the Dream House.
A gloomy kitchen gets a light touch.
Ask The Expert:
Leaky porches, flooded bathrooms and old smoke detectors.
Retro club chairs feel plush without being stuffy.