Great Outdoor Spaces

What to consider when creating luxurious outdoor rooms, impressive pathways, and grown—up getaways


Ask This Old House

Leaky skylights; moss between pavers; etc.

Norm's Notebook

Table-saw push stick; hauling safely, etc.


Homeowner's Handbook

Installing Landscape LightingBy John Marchese

Old Meets Bold

A timeworn bungalow gets an up-to-date look.By Bruce Irving


This easy-to-grow perennial just got better, with more colors, shapes, and sizes.By Suzy Bales

Up a Tree

Grown-up getaways for the kid in all of us.By Jeanne Huber

A Welcoming Home

Improving the flow of a 1720s Colonial.By Elizabeth Gehrman

Installing a Flagstone Walk

Eight steps to a perfect pathway.By Doug MacKay

Stairs With a Twist

Three alternatives to the straight-run stair.By Jonathan Binzen

Open-Air Rooms

Great outdoor spaces with all the comforts of home.By Peter Walsh

Dream Weaving

An Illinois family plan their perfect kitchen.By Alexandra Bandon


On the Job

Buried treasure; Before & After; Lesson Learned; etc.

House Calls With Steve

An appliance-packed kitchen remains elegant and inviting

Letter From This Old House

Take it outdoors, says executive producer Russell Morash

New Products

Pull Up a Seat

The world looks better from a garden perch.By Scott Schilling

Talking Shop

Hot Stuff

Choosing and using torches, heat guns, and soldering irons.By John Kelsey


Dream Grills

The top of the line in charcoal, gas, and electric cookers.y Dan DiClerico


Bye-Bye, Bounce

Tom Silva's tricks for stiffening a springy floor.By Scott Gibson


Going, Going, Gone!

Buying houses at auction is the new real estate trend.By Jeffrey Rothfeder

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