Fresh Redo Ideas

idea file

MARCH 2016 Idea File

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before + after: kitchen design

A Victorian-era house's cook space rises to a new level • BONUS: Find expert tips on designing and building a kitchen island

before + after: bath design

A bathroom redo that can grow with the kids

before + after: laundry design

A little less square footage yields a high-performance, stylish laundry room • BONUS: Find 10 more laundry rooms that maximize space

design insider

Three novel ideas to transform plain walls

animal house

Fido versus the furniture—tips for keeping the peace • BONUS: Find additional ways to make your home more pet-friendly

all the right spaces

A couple update their 1914 house to create a functional family home

a drop zone by the door

28 ways to achieve a more efficient mudroom

are you killing your home with kindness?

Smart trade-offs for the overzealous homeowner • BONUS: Are your bad habits undermining your house?

curb-appeal makeovers

Inspiration to help make your home shine from the street

home solutions

MARCH 2016 Home Solutions

home solutions

Stencils from scrap materials; how to fight kitchen grime; a fun chalkboard-animal project; online design services; budget-friendly built-ins; and more • BONUS: Watch a video on building the wooden dish display rackBONUS: Download a template for the sea-creature silhouettes


MARCH 2016 Upgrades


Historical wallpaper patterns and their modern counterparts

get this look for less

Rustic bedroom retreat

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putting history front and center

A porch addition wraps a Queen Anne with authenticity and panache

how-to projects

MARCH 2016 How-to Projects

paint ideas

A painted and stenciled floor pattern with a clean, classic look • BONUS: Find tips on how to cut and wield a stencil

weekend remodel

Create a Colonial Revival–style lamppost • BONUS: Find a cut list and dimensional drawing with the online instructions for this projectBONUS: Watch a video of this project

ask this old house

MARCH 2016 Ask This Old House

Q + A

Pavers for every climate; snowblower safety; asbestos tiles under hardwood flooring; matching fiber-cement colors; and more • BONUS: Watch a video of Tom Silva installing a click-lock floating floorBONUS: Watch a demonstration of a pro blasting away mold with dry-ice pellets

editors' picks

Six outstanding new products you should know about

Norm's tricks of the trade

How to fix a crack in a wooden cabinet doorframe

in every issue

MARCH 2016 In Every Issue

letter from this old house


reader mail

Readers respond to recent issues • Find November/December articles

save this old house

A stately Colonial Revival in Guntersville, Alabama, is free if you pay to move it

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TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.