Room to grow

Fresh  ideas for creating outdoor space you'll live in

past meets present

Heart pine and 1840s brick mix with sleek surfaces and furnishings to give the renovated Charleston single house a modern sensibility

a world away

Romantic cottage-style garden rooms offer inviting areas for entertaining

one of a kind

A streamlined floor plan, generous outdoor space, and unique decor help a 1930s house realize its full potential

home solutions

Define outdoor areas with a stenciled “rug”; tools to tackle pet hair; bath reno advice; set up a dry zone beneath a deck; personalize your fence or gate pickets; and more

before + after: kitchen

Ditching a peninsula creates better flow and makes room for all-new finishes in a refreshed, more functional cook space

paint ideas

A few quarts of paint, a fresh roll of painter’s tape, and some spare hours are all it takes to fashion a fun geometric accent wall


Choose your fuel—charcoal, gas, wood, or even all three—and get ready to meet your new grill

budget redo

A rowhouse’s dim, dreary entry area gets a colorful makeover for under $550

do it right DIY

Using stock lumber and basic cuts, craft a sturdy porch swing you’ll use all summer

build it

Make a table that highlights showstopping slabs of live-edge wood

photoshop redo

Layers of architectural detail restore vintage-style charm to a 1920s house

ask this old house

How to fix a squeaky floor without ripping up carpet; choose a water heater for a small space; resurface an old enamel sink; and more

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