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bright ideas

Fresh paint colors and thoughtful details enliven a 1907 farmhouse

small wonder

A narrow lot in upstate New York overflows with delightful garden ideas

fresh start

Relocated and rebuilt, a kitchen on the West Coast takes advantage of its outdoor setting 

read this before you redo your roof

Everything you need to consider before you commit to new asphalt shingles

home solutions

Get inspired by a DIY shed reno; keep ants away; find modern uses for traditional paints; and more

before + after: bath

A spare bedroom provides the square footage for a master bath with early-20th-century style

budget redo

From plain porch to inviting outdoor living room for $286

paint ideas

Use chalky matte paint and a sheer stain to create a meditative design on deck boards


Sturdy and stylish area rugs that can be used indoors or out

grow your own

Gardening tips for tomatoes, plus recipes to help you use them

buy this house

Victorian-era farmhouses feature breezy porches with ready-made embellishments

smart home

Hey, Siri, how helpful are in-home voice-activated assistants?

photoshop redo

A nondescript split-level gets a Craftsman-inspired makeover

build it

Make a handsome cedar planter with TOH’s Tom Silva

weekend remodel

Lay bluestone for a fire pit patio to enjoy summer after summer

ask this old house

How deep to make a raised bed; ways to remove iron from well water; repairs for cracked concrete; and more

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