Step Outside

Beautiful transitions from inside to out make the most of both spaces



Winter Cash From Summer Stock

Adding a fireplace turns a beach house into a year-round rental. By Michael Shapiro


Mending Fences

Undo damage to pickets and posts caused by storms, rot and string trimmers. By Joseph Hurst-Wajszczuk


Best Cellars

Reverence for the grape inspires some people to build shrines to their wines. By Hope Reeves


Rescuing the Ranch

A team of volunteers restores historic log cabins out in Big Sky country. By Laura Fisher Kaiser


Clean Machine

High-powered central vacuum systems make a dull chore almost fun. By Curtis Rist


Making a Splash

Clever landscaping turns plain-Jane swimming pools into natural wonders.By Curtis Rist


Special Section: Tool Guide

Check out the essential tool kit and the coolest cordless cutters. By Curtis Rist

La Dolce Vita, Key West Style

A sleek Italian kitchen spices up This Old House's Florida project, a traditional conch cottage. By Joseph D'Agnese

Dream House: Great Panes

Demystifying the complex process of choosing the right windows for your house. By Jack McClintock

French Connection

A Dallas couple loved their Colonial and their swimming pool but had no way to get from one to the other. The solution: double doors that lighten up the dining room and create a bridge to a new deck. By Romy Pokorny

A Stroll Through Madison Heights

A Pasadena, California, neighborhood remains tantalizingly unchanged since the 1920s. By Peter Jensen

Sublime Stone

A craftsman stacks and sculpts soft limestone into structures that last a lifetime. By Jack McClintock

Poster: Padlocks

Elegant or chunky, looped shackles guard what must be kept and bar what must be kept out. By Peter Jensen



Behind the scenes at This Old House.

House Calls:

Fixing bathroom traffic jams.

Ask The Expert:

Old wires, ugly pipes and yankee thrift.

The Details:

Natural outdoor furniture.

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