First Peek at the Fall Dream House

Final tour of an oasis, the authentic beauty of Mexican tile, and first look at the 300-year-old Colonial in Milton, MA, that's next up for a TOH remodel

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Features

 

Features

Last Tour of the Tucson House

The finished Tucson project is one sweet hacienda. Join us for a private viewing of the lush courtyard, the Spanish parapets, the master bedroom suite, the lap pool, the two kitchens[MDASH] and secret spaces most guests will never see. By Jack McClintock

Absolute a/c

The most refreshing idea in air-conditioning mates two old technologies[MDASH]the internal combustion engine and the heat pump[MDASH] into an ingenious chiller that cuts cooling bills in half.By Jack McClintock

Bring Home the Farm

Forget dogs[MDASH] get the kids a few chickens. Building a backyard poultry palace is fun for the whole family, and you won't believe it when you taste fresh eggs.By Jeanne Huber

An American Craftsman

A chain-smoking, tool-toting tough guy seems an unlikely professor, but men like Robert Reade are the last best hope to teach the art of framing to a new generation.By Walt Harrington

To Mexico, for Tile

In the shadow of the Sierra de Guanajuato mountains, Dolores Hidalgo villagers hand-form mud into tiles and paint them one by one. The captivating result celebrates the spirit of the town that sparked the Mexican revolution.By Ron Arias

Dreams Are Made of This

Would you like to own a house Norm has done over? Then take a first, pre-remodeling gander at our next project, a 300-year-old Colonial in Milton, Massachusetts. When we finish, it goes on the auction block.By Brad Lemley

The Poster: Hinges

Often ignored, the lowly hinge proves to be haute hardware.By George Nash

In the Garden

Russ Morash celebrates the latest wave of smart sprinklers; plus praise for the lowly slug, the criticism of bug zappers and a celebration of big vegetables.

Last Tour of the Tucson House

The finished Tucson project is one sweet hacienda. Join us for a private viewing of the lush courtyard, the Spanish parapets, the master bedroom suite, the lap pool, the two kitchens[MDASH] and secret spaces most guests will never see. By Jack McClintock

Absolute a/c

The most refreshing idea in air-conditioning mates two old technologies[MDASH]the internal combustion engine and the heat pump[MDASH] into an ingenious chiller that cuts cooling bills in half.By Jack McClintock

Bring Home the Farm

Forget dogs[MDASH] get the kids a few chickens. Building a backyard poultry palace is fun for the whole family, and you won't believe it when you taste fresh eggs.By Jeanne Huber

An American Craftsman

A chain-smoking, tool-toting tough guy seems an unlikely professor, but men like Robert Reade are the last best hope to teach the art of framing to a new generation.By Walt Harrington

To Mexico, for Tile

In the shadow of the Sierra de Guanajuato mountains, Dolores Hidalgo villagers hand-form mud into tiles and paint them one by one. The captivating result celebrates the spirit of the town that sparked the Mexican revolution.By Ron Arias

Dreams Are Made of This

Would you like to own a house Norm has done over? Then take a first, pre-remodeling gander at our next project, a 300-year-old Colonial in Milton, Massachusetts. When we finish, it goes on the auction block.By Brad Lemley

The Poster: Hinges

Often ignored, the lowly hinge proves to be haute hardware.By George Nash

In the Garden

Russ Morash celebrates the latest wave of smart sprinklers; plus praise for the lowly slug, the criticism of bug zappers and a celebration of big vegetables.

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Around the house

 

Around the house

Extras

From Warehouse to Your House

Sacre Stone

Hanging In There

House Bound

Things that Go Clump in the Night

The Long Arm of the Saw

Porch Paint, Part 2

Trowel and Error

Pride Over Prejudice

18,000 Sq. Ft. No Vu

A Better Banger

To Drain, Perchance to Weep

House of Cardboard

Opportunity Rings

Off The Wall

Is That Wood Really Plastic?

What were our parents thinking of when they fell in love with paneling?By Jeanne Marie Laskas

Power Tool

Clean Machine

Not grange, not mildew and certainly not loose paint can survive the mighty blast of a power washer.By Mark Feirer

Materials

Swamp Wood

Cypress is the wood you'd imagine if you were creating the perfect building material.By Brad Lemley

Equipment

Horse Sense

A [ITALIC {This Old House}] crewmember won't go anywhere without his trusty steeds: tough and totable folding sawhorses.By Mark Feirer

Hand Tool

Shovels and Spades

After decades of dirty work, an inveterate shoveler forks over his grittiest secrets.By Jeff Taylor

Technique

Look! No Leaks

Properly installed modern skylights won't rain on your parade of light-filled days.By Nancy Stedman

Architecture

Peerless Pillars

The Greeks got it right: Columns give any house a lift, especially if they're the proper style.By Dennis Wedlick

Finances

Virtual Real Estate

Cyberspace abounds with sweet loans, dream houses and insider information.By Patricia E. Berry

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