Decks: Details Make the Difference

There's no limit to the kinds of imaginative design tweaks that make a deck anything but ordinary


Ask This Old House

Shingles; dog vs. grass; range support; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Trimming doorjambs; straightening edges; scribing for a tight fit; etc.


Extreme Makeover

A 1940s tract house takes on the fine details of an Arts and Crafts masterpiece

Deck Details

A little creativity can add a lot of character

TV Project House: Up On The Roof

Bermuda's limestone roofs withstand hurricanes and collect precious rainwater

Ceiling Fans

Today's models are marvels of quiet efficiency, available in almost every style imaginable

Gathering Room

Doubling the size of a '20s bungalow makes space for friends and family

Landscape Aggregates

Crushed stone, shell, and glass add color and texture to gardens, paths, and driveways


House Calls

A flair for mixing colors and materials creates a cheerful kitchen


Stylish outdoor furniture


Murano glass from the 1950s and '60s; plus Q & A

From the Ground Up

Wiring for maximum safety and convenience

Talking Shop

Choosing and using work lights


How to reglaze a window

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing In-ground sprinklers

Sponsored Stories

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