The Apprentices

cottage charmer

Opening up the layout—and the ceilings—turns a simple 19th-century house into an airy abode for two lifelong friends

practical magic

A once-hardscrabble lot is now a blooming paradise, thanks to the hard work and fanciful imagination of a pair of horticultural pros

grown-up getaway

A modest ranch in a bucolic Southern California beach town gets an indoor-outdoor upgrade

read this before you install central AC

Feeling the heat? Bone up on the basics before you commit to a new whole-house cooling system

home solutions

Pegboard update; no-mow lawns; help container plants keep their cool; boost your fridge’s efficiency; deter ticks; and more

before + after: kitchen

A pro chef’s reno is light and airy yet packed with smart storage

paint ideas

Use stencils to re-create the look of lushly patterned wallpaper

clean this house

Learn the dos and don’ts of maintaining your wood floors

budget redo

An organized laundry room that’s easy on the eyes for just $232


Raise your backyard-BBQ game with stylish outdoor dining chairs

fix it

How to restore a wood window’s damaged muntin

cooking with fire

The grilled kebab is a no-muss, no-fuss shortcut to a full meal

photoshop redo

Design tweaks turn an awkward Cape into a balanced farmhouse


Get to know the eight apprentices who will learn on the job, alongside our TV pros, this summer

weekend remodel

LED-lined tape simplifies adding undercabinet lighting

ask this old house

How to connect a rain barrel to a downspout; avoid a bubbled clear finish; prune roots without harming a tree; and more

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