Kitchen & Bath Ideas

Inspiring solutions and product picks for that all-important room in your home


Ask This Old House

Wainscoting a stairway; straightening a leaning tree; cleaning marble; and more

Skill Building

Prying off molding to reuse; emergency roof covering; and more

Norm's Notebook

TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's tips on using adjustable wrenches

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue


Two Rooms, 43 Choices

The latest products, hottest trends, and best technologies: Our favorites from the kitchen and bath industry's annual trade show

One Kitchen, Three Ways

Tips and lessons in creative, practical reimagining: How one designer created three unique kitchens from a single floor plan

The Complete Half Bath

It's the most public private space in your home. A TOH primer on how to make your powder room a class act

Bracing for the Big One

Hurricanes, tornadoes, hail and wind: We've prepared an expert four-part plan to help protect your home from catastrophic storms


Kitchen Design

A sophisticated and colorful eat-in kitchen tha can handle a crowd

Bath Design

Serene surfaces, a high ceiling, and a tub with a view add up to a luxurious new master bath


Decorative metal garden edging adds personality and definition to your yard


Create a less water-wasteful—and easier to care for—landscape with lessons from a garden in the dry west

Green House

Save money and reduce waste with eco-friendly building practices


Our roundup of the only adjustable wrenches you need

Homeowner's Handbook

Laying a gravel path

Save This Old House

An 1878 Italiante in Minnesota is free if you can move it to higher ground


Build the Perfect Deck (p. 10)

Finding the Right Design for Your Backyard

Working on a deck? Plan ahead to avoid zoning, aesthetic, and budget problems....more

Paint a Room Without a Brush (p. 10)

TOH Digital Designer

Use this virtual tool to test different color combos on sample rooms or your own home....more

Creepy Crawlies (p. 10)

Poll Results

Lately we've asked, and you've told us....more

Bust That Dust (p. 10)

Clearing the Air

Indoor air quality is within your control....more

Fit for the Family (p. 31)

Beautiful Kitchens

No other room in the house is as striking when properly designed as the kitchen. Here are some of the kitchens we've particularly liked....more

Second-Story Job (p. 37)

Shared Baths

Familial sink wars got you down? The answer is a remodel away. Check out these three bathroom designs for happy cohabitation among three different sizes of family....more

Divide and Conquer (p. 41)

Lawn Invading the Garden

How to keep grass from intruding into vegetable gardens and flower beds....more

Reining in Water Use (p. 49)

Perennials and Annuals with Staying Power, in our Yard & Garden

Photo Galleries....more

What to Expect With Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood isn't as convenient to buy as warped wood from the home center, but then again nothing matches reclaimed wood's uniqueness and character....[XLINK {1172118} {more}]

Environmental Protection Agency

For information on recycling policies and resources in your state....more

Adjustable Wrenches (p. 61)

Richard's Trethewey's Essential Plumbing Tools:


Laying a Gravel Path (p. 67)

Here's How to Build a Perfect Path

Stone, brick, gravel and even sawdust can turn a muddy trail into an inviting walkway....more

One Kitchen, Three Ways (p. 90)

Pouring Light and Modernity into a Sad, Small Kitchen

In a turn-of-the-century bungalow, the kitchen is carefully planned — and furnished — to look unplanned....more

Expand a Kitchen Without Expanding Your Home's Footprint

You might ruin a small house by knocking down walls. But you can also make it more beautiful and functional....more

Use the Corners to Gain Space in a Small Bathroom

Outfitting a small bath with storage and lighting and giving it a little style can be a real challenge....[XLINK {194323} {more}]

Bathroom Lighting Options

Finding good light fixtures for a bathroom can be surprisingly hard. Here is some inspiration for you....more

Bracing for the Big One (p. 104)

Shelter From the Storm

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards — any season can be storm season. Is your house ready?....more

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