Small Space Solutions

There's no reason why small can't be spectacular. All around your home, there's space just waiting to solve your storage problems


Ask This Old House

Is it time to upgrade the furnace?; attic ventilators in winter; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Troubleshooting old radiators; installing a recessed medicine cabinet

Norm's Notebook

Lessons in coping-saw technique from the TOH master carpenter

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue


Now What Do I Do?

Our indispensable crash course in basic skills and solutions every homeowner should know

A Chip Off the Old Block

How one couple made sure their teardown/rebuild created a home that fits in with its traditional neighborhood

What's Holding Up Your House?

The TOH TV project offers lessons in how today's mix of traditional and modern materials frame a house

Bars, Straight Up

The best design ideas and planning advice for built-in wet bars

A Doghouse Like Her House

Our doghouse contest inspired a lot of folks to go all-out for their canine buddies. See the winners — plus some of our favorite honorable mentions


Kitchen Design

A smart kitchen in a small footprint


Medicine cabinets


Vintage iron radiators offer reliable warmth and old-fashioned style

Home Tech

Get whole-house lighting control without rewiring


A coping saw is the secret to perfect trim

How It Works

Learn how to read your gas meter

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing glass fireplace doors

Save This Old House

A stately 1870s brick house in a peaceful Iowa town


"Let Our Experts Be Your Guide"

Best Practices in Working on Any Part of Your House

Learn what goes into your home's construction. This exclusive series examines a house one component at a time....more

"Fight Winter Doldrums With Paint"

TOH Paint Calculator

Don't just guess how much you need. Use these calculators to avoid under- or over-buying....more

"Online Poll: Bathroom Blitz"

Poll Archive

Check out results for all of our recent polls....more

"Small Wonder" (page 27)

Mixing Furniture Styles in the Kitchen

An architect and his cookbook-editor wife build a kitchen with an eclectic, added-onto-over-time look....more

"Medicine Show" (page 31)

Big Help for Small Bathrooms

Scaled-down fixtures can mean the difference between comfort and chaos in a tiny bathroom....more

"Cast to Last" (page 36)

Painting Radiators

There's a long-term solution for this hot problem....more

"One Touch, Every Light" (page 39)

Dim All the Lights Quietly

A dimmer switch can create a tranquil mood, but not if it makes an annoying buzz....more

"Coping Mechanisms" (page 41)

Installing Crown Molding

Here's Tom Silva's step-by-step guide to putting up an ornamental ceiling border....more

"Installing Glass Fireplace Doors" (page 47)

How to Give Your Fireplace a Facelift

Make your home more comfortable, attractive, and safe....more

"Chip off the Old Block" (page 63)

Best Contractors and Builders 2005

A general contractor serves as the air-traffic controller of your renovation: overseeing day-to-day work, hiring and coordinating the subcontractors, and keeping in close touch with you throughout the project....more

"Bar Straight Up" (page 72)

Installing a Sink

It'll take you less than a day. Send us your favorite cocktail recipe. [email protected]....more

"A Doghouse Like Her House" (page 78)

The Doghouse Contest Finalists

Here are the best of the best, in living color....more

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