Outdoor Enhancements

Implement the extras that take the area outside your home to the next level



A Sprinkle in Time

Save work and water with an automatic sprinkler system. By Molly Miller

Need to Know

Low-Flow Toilets

A closer look at these water-saving commodes.By Max Alexander

By Design

Screen Adaptations

Removable porch panels go up (and come down) easily.By Nancy Stedman

By Design

Shelf Help

A kitchen pantry gives you maximum food storage.By Max Alexander

Upkeep Painting Pickets

Painter John Dee brightens a worn fence. By Erica Sanders


A Tankless Job

On-demand water heaters deliver hot nonstop.By Zachary Gaulkin


Postgraduate Work

Restoring a childhood home in Gainesville, Fla. By Ryan Robbins


The Art of Stucco

What you need to know about this classic building material.By Diane Simon

Talking Shop

Blade Runners

Sharp tools for keeping a trim lawn. By Clayton DeKorne


Found Money

Tax incentives for historic-home renovation. By Scott Noland


Homeowner's Handbook

Laying a Bluestone Patio

This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to work with this durable material. By Charles Wardell

Putting Down Roots

Tackling the front- and backyard landscape plans at the West Palm Beach TV project. By Jefferson Kolle

Sea Change

This '70s-ranch renovation takes advantage of spectacular water views. By Claire Whitcomb

A Full Deck

With a superhero's lair in mind, this novelist built a private retreat in his backyard.By Jill Connors

Dip in the Heart of Texas

A rock-rimmed pool makes a splash on a former cattle ranch in the Hill Country. By Jeannie Ralston

Cook's Tour de Force

These colorful plants serve both practical and aesthetic purposes outside the home. By Liz Ball



Just what style house is the TOH winter project, anyway?

House Calls With Steve

Redoing a kitchen for more than one cook.

Ask The Expert

Venting a cooktop, weatherproofing a chimney, and replacing deck nails.

Letter from This Old House

Russ Morash on his renovation habit.

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