The New Living Room

You won't find plastic covered furniture or stiff formality in the freshest living rooms. They're made to be lived in



Tearing Down the House

Sometimes the best way to renovate is from the ground up. By Clint Willis


Turf Love

Now's the time to give problem lawns some TLC. By Warren Schultz

The Pro File

Man at the Top

Lawrence Zechmeister: carpenter turned cupola king. By Curtis Rist


Prime Paint

A long-lasting job starts with a look inside the can. By Curtis Rist


Bungalow Bump Out

Moore room for the '90s, while retaining a '20s charm. By Curtis Rist


A Fridge in Every Room?

Coming soon to a kitchen and bath showroom near you. By Romy Pokorny


Bolt Buster

A simple $40 device keeps electronics from getting zapped. By Curtis Rist

By Design

Shades of Summer

Great ways to shield outdoor spaces from a scorching sun. By Curtis Rist


Poster: In Full Flower

On this month's poster, a guide to shrubs for all seasons. By Warren Schultz

Key West Project: The Home Stretch

After weeks of frenzied renovation, am embellished conch cottage heads for the finish line. By Jack McClintock

Up In Flames

A devastating fire hits This Old House's extended family and sets the stage for the show's next project. By Brad Lemley

A Room That Speaks Volumes

A biliophile adds a library that's a perfect space in which to gather, entertain and relax. By Curtis Rist

Stepping Stones

Natural rock staircases solve the ups and downs of tricky slopes— and spruce up dull yards. By Jeanne Huber

Dream House: Hot Stuff, Way Cool

What really makes a house comfortable are the heating and cooling systems you rarely see.By Brad Lemley

Portfolio: Porches

Humble or grand, these intimate exterior rooms are America's original welcome mats.By Joseph D'Agnese



Battling the decoupaging divas Rosie and Martha.

House Calls:

A simple plan for a vexing kitchen.

Ask The Expert:

Solving shoddy shingles and perpetually peeling paint.

The Details:

Outdoor lighting for all reasons.

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