The Upgrades You Want

The know-how you need. Cabinets, countertops, crown moulding and more


Ask This Old House

Window condensation; restoring cultured marble; and more Q & A

Skill Building

Making perfect laminate joints; backing strips for nailing up crown molding

Norm's Notebook

Techniques for using routers, from the TOH master carpenter


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In Fine Detail

Peeling back layers of paint and shag carpet revealed the Arts and Crafts heart of an American Foursquare

Crown Jewels

Crown molding adds character and value to your home[EMDASH]but how do you know what profile or material is best? Here's help choosing

A Loft Grows Up

Lessons learned from one couple's redesign[EMDASH]with help from TOH magazine[EMDASH]of their former factory space

Save While You Splurge

Inside tips to cutting costs on the most popular high-end home improvements

From Animal House to Our House

The 1897 brick Queen Anne had been trashed from a decade as a frat house. But two professors coaxed it back to the architectural honor roll

Family Project

A toolbox kids can use and help build


Bath Design

An extra bedroom becomes a spacious bath for a growing family


Door knockers that send a message

Around My House

If home is a metaphor for self, am I in big trouble?


Vintage door casings can frame a mirror, encase a headboard [EMDASH]and even surround a doorway

Green House

10 ways to shave your energy expenses, this winter and beyond

How It Works

A steam shower is a healthy indulgence


Routers: Our guide may reduce your fear factor

From the TOH TV Job Site

Ready-to-install replacement windows


Laminating a countertop

Save This Old House

A Gothic Revival in Georgia, for a buck


Bath Design (p. 23)

Giving the Kids a Bath

Ingenuity, not expansion, opened up possibilities for a small-scale children's bathroom more

Knock, Knock (p. 27)

Coming Soon! More Door Knockers

A distinctive knocker dresses up a front door more

A Lock On Style

Entry-door hardware that says keep out in the nicest way possible more

Does this House Make Me Look Fat (p. 30)

Got a Good One?

Share it with us and you may end up in our June 2008 issue more

Carved Door Casings (p. 33)

Salvage Challenge

Show us what you've done with architectural salvage more

Spend a Little, Save a Lot (p. 37)

Your Ideas

Tell us how do you save money and conserve resources more

Steam Shower (p. 40)

Towel Warmers

See more ways to heat up your bathroom more

Taming a Router (p. 43)

Gotta Have It

What's the tool you can't live without? more

Old Windows Out, New Windows In (p. 49)

Installing a Storm Window

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows proper way to install a new storm window more

Laminating a Countertop (p. 57)

Laminating a Countertop Video

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a plastic laminate counter more

Installing a Kitchen Sink

Install a kitchen faucet in one day's work more

In Fine Detail (p. 64)

Location, Location, Location

An architect's advice for where to put the addition more

Crown Jewels (p. 72)

Installing Crown Molding

Tom Silva shows you how to add sculptural interest to rooms with this architectural element more

Crown Molding Photo Gallery

Check out these crown molding designs, from the sleek to the multi-peaked more

A Loft Grows Up (p. 78)

New Orleans Recovery

Follows the story of rebuilding and recovery in New Orleans more

Save While You Splurge (p. 84)

On the Money

Share your ideas for more ways to save on a remodel more

From Animal House to Our House (p. 88)

Swapping in a Vintage Light

How-to rewire and hang an old light fixture more

Share Your Project

Did you remodel your house and do most of the work yourself? Tell us about it more

Building a Toolbox (insert)

Building a Toolbox Step-by-Step

Detailed templates and instructions more

Ask This Old House (92)

Banish the Winter's Chill

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey tunes up seven different heating systems more

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