Building a Future

Our apprentices on finding work you love in the skilled trades

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small but mighty

Peek inside the completed Jamestown Net-Zero House, a 1920s cottage thoughtfully renovated for a 21st-century family so that it’s able to produce all the energy it requires

stepping up

As TOH continues to work toward closing the skilled-labor gap, get an update on our Generation NEXT initiative and meet the apprentices featured in our 40th television season

hidden asset

Homeowners make room for their growing family while maintaining a 1920 bungalow’s street-side charm

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home solutions

Build an oversize pegboard wall; paint a cast-iron tub; prune backyard conifers; simplify DIY tiling; keep a front-loading washer fresh and clean; and more

before + after: bath

Trading places with a laundry room allows for a larger bath filled with natural light

paint ideas 

How to balance bright colors and playful patterns to create an artfully composed bath

build it 

TOH general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor construct a headboard with off-the-shelf lumber made to mimic reclaimed barn wood

the TOH top 20

Dreaming about a bathroom reno, or have one already under way? Check out our editors’ picks for the best new bath products

photoshop redo

Highlighting the entry and upgrading the roof enhance a limestone cottage from the 1950s

ask this old house 

How to fix drafty double-hung windows; choose the right paint for a bathroom; select proper screws for an exterior project; and more

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