Renovating a 1950s Ranch

With the right vision, a humble house can be transformed into the dwelling of your dreams

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Workshop

Transformations

Bigger House on the Prairie

A little Texas farmhouse grows up. By John Davidson

Upkeep

Floor Show

This screening method adds years to a wood floor. ByAlexandra Bandon

By Design

Hot Under the Covers

Radiator enclosures increase heat efficiency and look "grate." By John Riha

Luxuries

Keeper of the Flame

Masonry stoves turn a small fire into a house heater. By Max Alexander

Talking Shop

Stowaways

Prolong the life of your tools by storing them properly. By Jordan Reed

Owner's Manual

Pocket Change

Sliding doors that tuck away into a wall. By Thomas Fields-Mayer

Features

Getting All Your Ducts in a Row House

It's time to put the heating and cooling system in at the Charlestown project. By Jefferson Kolle

Rate Expectations

Mortgages come with as many options as an SUV; make sure you don't get taken for a ride. By Maggie Mahar

Betting the Ranch

A Connecticut couple took a gamble on restoring a 1950s home-and it paid off. By Jill Kirchner Simpson

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a Pedestal Sink

Plumbing expert Richard Trethewey makes a challenging bathroom renovation task look easy. By Thomas Baker

Rock of Ages

A look at the craftsmen who hew to an ancient art-building stone walls without mortar. By Adam Levine

High Style

A barrel-vaulted ceiling elevates the structure of a modest beach house. By Jeanne Huber

Poster: Ceramic Floor Tiles

This elegant floor covering comes in myriad styles and does everything stone does, and more. By Jeanne Huber

Departments

Outtakes:

Tom Silva's trailers one-up dumpsters.

House Calls With Steve:

A country kitchen gains new charm.

Ask the Expert:

Nail detail, healing ceilings, and shelf help.

Letter from This Old House:

This Old HouseMagazine's editor-in-chief smoothes some feathers.

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