Opening Up, Adding On

Improve the things you love, change the things you don't

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Workshop

Finances

Bridging the Gap

Strategies to smooth the way from old house to new. By Walecia Konrad

Upkeep

Close Shave

Tom Silva restores the swing to a stubborn door. By Rebecca Zacks

What You Need to Know

Sump Pump

How this submersible device keeps basements dry. By Max Alexander

By Design

Wash Room

An outdoor shower makes an architectural statement. By Dan DiClerico

Equipment

Retrofit Cool

Mini-duct air conditioner systems go in quickly and easily. By Scott Gibson

Transformations

Their Old Kentucky Home

Revamping an Arts and Crafts-style Louisville house. By Lou Harry

Materials

Take That Job and Stick It

A worker's guide to construction adhesives. By Jeanne Huber

Talking Shop

On the Level

Bubbles, laser beams, and more help keep work straight. By Clayton DeKorne

Luxuries

Shady Business

Motorized awnings cool a house inside and out. By Diane Di Costanzo

Features

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a Shower Door

Contractor Rich Rosenfield's step-by-step guide to creating a tempered-glass enclosure. By Joseph Truini

The Final Lap

From breakfast room to guest house, a tour of This Old House completed West Palm Beach project. By Jefferson Kolle

Fair Harbor

A preview of the TV show's next project — a historic Shingle Style house in Manchester, Mass. By Alexandra Bandon

Once and Again

A California family's new home strongly resembles — but largely improves on — the old. By Jane Innes

Home and Harmony

Personal touches like pointed arches and hand-detailed surfaces build meaning into a house. By Thomas Moore

Desperately Seeking Sorrel

A high fence and raised beds are the keys to a thriving 1,500-square-foot vegetable garden.By Allison Sloan

Poster: Wood Roofing

Shingles and shakes hearken back to colonial times and remain a top choice.By Ryan Robbins

Departments

Outtakes

Richard Trethewey checks out Germany's Sanitation and Heating Fair.

House Calls With Steve

Recycled cabinets round out a budget kitchen reno.

Ask the Expert

Repairing cracked glass, painting metal siding, and making scarf joints.

Letter From TOH

Landscaper Roger Cook plants all summer long.

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