Kitchen Storage Solutions

Feel like you're outgrowing your home? Find more space where you need it most


Ask This Old House

Sod or seed; widening a door opening; protecting floor tile; and more

Building Skills

Gluing PVC pipe; sanding-free joint compound technique; and more

Norm's Notebook

TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's method for building sawhorses

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue


Old House, New Space

Reconfiguring the downstairs and adding on upstairs bring a classic American four-square up to date

Hidden Assets

We show you the newest kitchen storage solutions that put every inch of cabinet space to work

Making Something Out of Nothing

Lessons from the new TOH TV project—a derelict 1879 Italianate row house—in how to re-create lost architectural details

Father Knows Best

When you're a first-time homeowner, it doesn't hurt to be the daughter of TOH's general contractor. We bring you along for Tom Silva's best advice



Choosing great plants for shady spots

Kitchen Design

Making over a garage into a warm, open, family kitchen


Exterior locksets with style and muscle

Home Tech

A media server puts all your entertainment in one small, tidy place


Vintage shutters can be much more than window dressing

Green House

New products and materials that let you build healthier


Our roundup of the best sawhorses

How It Works

Central vacuum system


Patch damaged drywall like a pro

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a pull-out kitchen faucet


Plans for 10 Beautiful Container Gardens (p. 8)

We've got a container garden idea for just about anyone wanting to bring nature a little closer to the house....more

Window Grime Gone (p. 8)

How to Clean Windows Like a Pro

You don't have to like it, but you can at least love the result of a truly good window washing....[XLINK {463755} {more}]

Online Poll: Intimidating Power Tools (p. 8)

Homeowners around the world can weigh in on what they're thinking and doing. Here's what you've told us lately....more

Visit Our New Photo Galleries! (p. 8)

Browse through beautiful images of kitchens, bathrooms, architectural details, and even new products. Drink in the inspiration....more

Made for the Shade (p. 27)

15 Foolproof Shrubs

Our top picks for plants that provide maximum beauty with minimal hassle....more

Plants for Garden Paths

Low-growing, tough-underfoot plants soften the edges of garden paths and patios....more

Roger's Rules for Plant Shopping

Follow these 4 rules for plant shopping and you'll never end up with a garden misfit....more

Entertainment Central (p. 45)

Setting Up a Home Theater

The room, the gear, the installation — here's what you need to know....more

More Than Window Dressing (p. 51)

Baring All

Used with care, chemical strippers peel off old, unwanted paint....more

Natural Selections (p. 54)

Buying 'Green' Flooring

10 options for the eco-minded remodeler....more

Beasts of Burden (p. 57)

Be Picky When Considering Workbenches

A good one does more than make your task easier. It keeps you safe....more

Patching Plaster

John Marshall makes drywall beautiful....more

Installing a Pull-Out Faucet (p. 73)

Adding Sink Shutoff Valves

How to keep them level. Making this simple change will yield a lifetime of convenience and ensure a quick response....more

Old House, New House (p. 80)

Location, Location, Location

An architect's advice for where to put your addition....more

Hidden Assets (p.86)

Get Organized!

Take control of your kitchen, your closets, your workshop, and every inch of your house — even your garden....more

Here's How To Build A Perfect Path

Stone, brick, gravel and even sawdust can turn a muddy trail into an inviting walkway....more

Making Something Out of Nothing (p. 92)

The Washington, D.C. House WebCams

Watch time-lapse photos of the D.C. project house under construction....more

Father Knows Best (p. 98)

Essential Guide to Tools

Confused about what you need to get started, or to move up? This Old House picks the tools you need for the job, whatever your skill level....more

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