Small-Space Solutions

24 Space saving appliances and furniture ideas


Ask This Old House

Blueberry bush care, fixing countertop gaps, and more Q & A

Skill Building

Painting double-hungs like a pro; how to patch a concrete floor

Norm's Notebook

The TOH master carpenter on how to get the most out of your Speed square


Find the products and services featured in this issue


Living Large in a Small Space

Downsizing doesn't have to mean sacrificing the comforts you've grown to love

Not Everything Is Bigger in Texas

From a windswept salvage yard, Brad Kittel sells tiny houses bursting with charm in a range of classic styles. Have a peek

The $500 Makeover

Rejuvenate your home's exterior with one trip to the ATM[EMDASH]we show you how

24 furniture, fixture, and appliance solutions for your small-space problems

Renovation for a Lifetime

A young family updates their 1897 Shingle house for years to come, with help from TOH TV

Family Project

Watch a video of building this toy chest—along with other family projects


Kitchen Design

Adding archways gracefully opens up a cozy kitchen


Not your grandmother's wallpaper


Vintage chimney pots

On the Job

One homeowner fights[EMDASH]and wins[EMDASH]the war against vermin, with help from a pro

Elements of a Style

Revisiting the Federal era's proud design heritage, and renewing it for today

Home Tech

Jazz up your bath with TV, movies, and the latest in splash-proof entertainment


Rain gardens, swales, and other good-looking drainage solutions


Measuring tools for any angle


Epoxy-coating a garage floor

Save This Old House

A Gothic beauty in New England, for free


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Blades of Glory (p. 20)

9 Steps to a Lush Lawn

Seeding a new lawn? It's not as tough as it sounds. Watch this video to learn how more

Roger Cook breaks down mowing your lawn into a few easy steps more

Step-by-step instructions for laying sod more

Bath Design (p. 24)

More Bath Solutions

See how other homeowners have solved their bath-design problems more

Hot Spots(p. 27)

Fire Pit Accessories

Check out 6 cool fire pit accessories more

Screen Time (p. 32)

Installing a Picket Fence

Get step-by-step instructions for installing a fence more

Depression Modern: Today (p. 38)

Updated Vintage

See vintage looks for kitchen and bath more

Retro Redo more

Modern Bath, Vintage Looks more

Not Everything is Bigger in Texas (p. 82)

Tiny Texas Houses

More on how to Buy a Tiny Texas House more

Other Creative Uses for Reclaimed Materials more

The $500 Makeover (p. 88)

Repairing Rot Damage

Try replacing the decayed area with a wood patch, or dutchman more

Let No Space Go To Waste (p. 94)

10 Great Space Savers

The latest in small-scale appliances for the kitchen, fixtures for the bath, and furniture for the rest of your house more

Renovation for a Lifetime (p. 98)

Coming Soon: Newton After

More images of the finished Newton house more

New Orleans Rebuilds

Check out the before shots more

Building a Fort (insert p. 104)

Family Projects

Step-by-step instructions and videos on this and other family projects more

Ask This Old House (p. 116)

Laminating a Countertop

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a plastic laminate counter more

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