Simple and perfect ways to bring beauty beyond the front door
Home, Sweet Bungalow
A six-year reno saves a 1916 Craftsman-style house.By Margaret Nelson
Pro tricks ease maintenance chores.By Nancy Lackman & Jordan Reed
A handsome entry hints at the beauty beyond.By Dan DiClerico
Making Sense of Zoning
Local codes can protect you, but they can also cost you.By Larry Stevens
The Dirt on Shovels
The right shape makes digging easier.By Clayton DeKorne
Plastic planks that don't crack, rot, or splinter.By Jeanne Huber
Sharpen your game in your own backyard.By Max Alexander
Need to Know
How GFCI receptacles keep you safe.By Max Alexander
Best of Show
What's new in tools and building materials for 2002.By Andrew Wormer
Plant-saving strategies when water is scarce.By Sara Jane von Trapp
Building a Simple Deck
TOH general contractor Tom Silva's method for constructing a handsome on-grade deck.By Scott Gibson
Creating spaces that reconnect the Manchester TV-show project house with its landscape.By Jefferson Kolle
In Living Color
A couple restores magnificent beauty to a neglected old house.By Louise Jarvis
A Perfect Patio
Installed right, brick makes a great-looking surface that can last a lifetime.By Mark Feirer
Eight Is Enough
A whimsical octagonal house fits a narrow urban lot.By Jonathan Binzen
On the Job
Norm Abram makes a challenging molding for the TV project.
House Calls With Steve
Turning a primitive kitchen into a pretty one.
Waterproofing windows, muffling sinks, and stopping sewer smells.
Letter From This Old House
Russ Morash's take on respecting the past during renovation.