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Open-plan strategies for homes of every age

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better than ever

The careful renovation of a circa-1810 house extends its comfortable living space while respecting its heritage

an artful approach

Outdoor rooms filled with glass mosaics, inventive garden structures, and flourishing greenery reflect one couple’s creativity

geometry lessons

TOH TV’s mid-century modern house in Brookline, MA, shows how it’s been reimagined for many more years of family living

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home solutions

Tile a colorful outdoor tabletop; lighten wood flooring; dog gates that offer safety and style; a quick fix for a sticking screen slider; and more

before + after: bath

With minimal changes to the existing layout, a master bath gets a sophisticated makeover in classic black and white

budget redo

An underutilized living room corner becomes a hardworking home office

photoshop redo

A wide porch and an attached garage boost the curb appeal of a boxy brick house from 1950

smart home

Our guide to home-audio connectivity devices that let you stream music everywhere

paint ideas

Irregular-width stripes in a random color repeat add zest to an outdoor room

the TOH top 20

Our editors tracked down the best new building products, whether you’re remodeling or starting from scratch

ask this old house

How to lay a natural stone path; properly raise a ceiling; install unobtrusive radon exhaust pipes and vents; reframe a bathroom wall; and more

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