3 Great Ways to Renovate

Discover how three homeowners blended architectural integrity with modern conveniences to create glowing, rich spaces


Ask This Old House

Combining vent pipes; battling bamboo; emergency roof fix

Norm's Notebook

Preventing glue stains; when bolts are too short; ripping with a circular saw


Shingle Minded

One man set his sights on a weekend house with the look and feel of a 19th-century coastal cottage

Juice on the Loose

Tangled up in cordless tool choices? We give you power over the options

Great Adaptation

How a 1920s butler's pantry inspired a very 21st-century kitchen

Rock from an Easy Place

Make a garden trough with all the character (but none of the hassle) of hand-carved stone

Can't We All Just Get Along?

A good relationship between architect and contractor is key to getting a job done smoothly — and it can save you a bundle. Here are 10 tips from the pros to get both sides working on the same page

Second-story Job

A Sacramento stairmaker adds a story to a small bungalow so he can create his very own set of dramatic stairs


House Calls

An architect uncramps a small kitchen to create a multiactivity space

Style and the Home

Antique hardware; plus Q & A


The age-old beauty of inlaid wood medallions

Talking Shop

The essentials of multi-tools


Climbing up to the attic should be easy — and safe


Historic house designations

Installing undercabinet lighting

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