New Homeowner's Handbook

The materials and know-how you need from start to finish



Grand Openings

Custom garage doors spruce up a facade. By Thomas Fields-Meyer


The Duct Stops Here

Range hoods keep grease and steam out of the kitchen. By Charles Wardell


Clearing the Deck

How to rejuvenate a weather-beaten deck. By Hillary Johnson

Talking Shop

The Hole Story

Tools that get to the bottom of your digging needs.By Jordan Reed

By Design

Making an Entrance

A proper portico welcomes you home. By Claire Whitcomb


Vintage Fir

Recycled Douglas Fir is a cut above the new.

By Jeanne Huber


All the Right Moves

When relocating, make sure you don't get taken for a ride. By Julia Lawlor


Rescue Mission

A one-woman task force preserves a 19th-century cabin. By Kim Stevens


The Sounds of Summer

Get indoor-sound quality outside with the right system. By David Elrich


From the Artist's Hand

Seven artisans celebrate the Arts and Crafts style at the Santa Barbara project house. By Nelson Handel

Great Escapes

Four outdoor spaces—two patios, a courtyard, and a jetty—go from iffy to idyllic.By Helen Storey

Screen Play

A Long Island, New York, couple's enclosed porch project is a real blockbuster.By Cynthia Sanz

Homeowner's Handbook

Beadboard Wainscoting

Follow step-by-step as This Old House's Tom Silva installs a Victorian-era enhancement.By Mark Feirer & Tom Baker

Yellow Rose of Texas

A historic house blooms under the care of a dedicated and thrifty preservationist.By Anne Krueger

Backyard Dot Com

Whether you want seeds or mowers, the Internet has goods for sweeter summer living. By Jeanne Huber

Poster: Paving Stones

When it comes to outdoor patios or walkways, everybody must get stone.By Terry Trucco



An old vine in a new setting at the Santa Barbara project house.

House Calls:

New windows let the sun into a gloomy kitchen.

Ask The Expert:

Ceiling stain solutions, trimming tips, and flashing fixes.

The Details

A chaise lounge is an invitation to slow down and relax.

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