3 Warm Re-dos

Bring comfort to classics like a Victorian, a cozy cottage, and a vintage bath


Ask This Old House

Beefing up the attic insulation; fixing flooded driveways; and more Q&A

Skill Building

How to fish wires in walls; shortening a wood column; and more lessons

Norm's Notebook

Advice on caring for tools, from the TOH master carpenter

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue


Rowhouse Revival

It had been moved, cut up into apartments, even used as a bordello. Learn how this 1878 Italianate regained its honor

Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job

TOH's inside guide to getting a flawless, professional finish

9 Steps to Getting the Kitchen You Want

Lessons from this season's TOH TV project in partnering productively with your kitchen designer

A Renovation to Remember

The 1890 farmhouse he only meant to fix up to sell won this homeowner's heart—but not by making it easy

A New Spin on the Laundry Room

Three designs packed with ideas for upgrading the lowly laundry to first-class functionality and even, yes, beauty


Bath Design

Unmuddling a bad remodel created a safer, more efficient bath witha spacious, luxurious feel


Vintage columns carry a load of characer, indoors and out


Kitchen pendant lights

Green House

Pellet stoves reduce your heating bills and burn hotter and cleaner than woodstoves or fireplaces

Home Tech

In-wall speakers deliver big sound—and declutter the room


A user's guide to a 5-in-1 painter's tool

How It Works

Radiant floor heating


Replace a worn-out entry threshold

Save This Old House

George Washington slept in this 1750 house—and it's yours if you move it


New Feature Packages (p. 14)

Take a Look

Packages full of know-how, video, and step-by-step instruction on the most important homeowner topics....more


Get lighting options and ideas for keeping your home safe, comfortable, and in style....[XLINK {1546128} {more}]

Spy on the Crew (p. 14)


Watch our webcams to see the TOH crew put the finishing touches on the East Boston House....more

Fireplace Know-How

Get info on adding a new fireplace or upgrading your existing one....[XLINK {1542548} {more}]

Why I Hate Magazines (p. 17)

Scott's Place

As promised, find some photos of editor Scott Omelianuk's "shack"....more

A Step Up (p. 35)

Building His & Her Own Baths

Separate baths give both halves of a couple their own private retreat....more

Suspended Animation (p. 39)

Bath Lighting

Now that you've got the right lights in the kitchen, get some bathroom lighting ideas....more

Video: Jig for Fluting Wood Columns

When he realized that the square, fluted columns of a porch were beyond repair, TOH general contractor Tom Silva decided to build new ones on site. To replicate the flutes Tom had to build a jig to use with his router. Here's how he did it....[XLINK {1187676} {more}]

Rebuilding Porch Columns

The columns on our porch are falling apart. What should we do?....more

Clean Heat (p. 47)

Get More Heat from Your Fireplace and Wood Stove

Learn how to convert an existing wood stove or fireplace into a pellet stove....more

Wall of Sound (p. 52)

Setting Up a Home Theater

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

All In One (p. 57)

Stripping Years of Paint From Our 2002 Winchester Project House

What stands between the Winchester house and new paint? Ten tenacious coats of the old stuff....more

Backsplash Bonanza

Everything you need to know about adding a tile, solid surface, or even a metal or glass backsplash....[XLINK {194323} {more}]

Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job (p. 80)

TOH Digital Designer

You're ready to paint, but what color?....more

9 Steps to Getting the Kitchen You Want (p. 87)

The (Don't Get Burned) Remodeling Guide

A 4-phase plan for getting the kitchen you want at a price you can afford....more

Kitchen Renovation Planner

Before you start your kitchen remodel, use this detailed questionnaire to help you think about sizes, layout, materials, and finishes to create a space that's perfect for your needs....more

A Renovation to Remember (p. 90)

One Hot Fireplace

Rumford expert Jim Buckley explains how to build a better fireplace using 18th century engineering....more

Low-Risk Laundry Rooms

Clothes dryer fires and floods caused by burst washing machine hoses cost Americans about $200 million in property damage each year. Find two simple ways to protect your house from a laundry room disaster....[XLINK {661489} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 105)

Insulating the Attic

Find out how much insulation your house should have....more

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