19 Before & Afters


Ask This Old House

Heat a garage; insulate a door window; seal a cracked tree; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

The TOH master carpenter on getting the most out of your batteries


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Before and After

How one couple transformed a gloomy 1953 Cape Cod into their dream house[EMDASH]and saved big doing it

One-Room Redos

Six small-scale remodels that yielded great results

Three Small Spaces, Nine Bold Color Ideas

High-impact paint color combos make even the littlest rooms speak volumes

Old House, Smart House

Long before the buzz about building green, houses were doing a fine job conserving energy

Hey, Dad...Are You Busy Next Weekend?

A young homeowner takes on the huge restoration of a Second Empire house, with a little help from her pop


Kitchen Design

A 1920s galley is revived and expanded with sleek surfaces and open shelves


Eight built-in medicine cabinets that stylishly do away with daily annoyances


Convert a vintage cottage door into a charming dressing vanity[EMDASH]in one day

From the TOH TV Job Site

As they built their ideal house, Amy and Pete Favat documented all that inspired them in a design file

Elements of a Style

The rich details of the Queen Anne style are surprisingly affordable

How It Works

Cut heating and air-conditioning costs with a superefficient heat pump


Brighter, tougher, longer-lasting[EMDASH]seven of our favorite LED flashlights


Color[EMDASH]wash your walls and get in touch with your inner artist[EMDASH]in one weekend

Save This Old House

The restoration of this Folk Victorian in Missouri is nearly complete


Web Highlights (p. 11)

Company's Coming!

Check out our Thanksgiving ideas more

Shellac the woodwork more

Spruce up the fireplace more

Appear in TOH!

Did you do a remodel on a tight budget? Tell us how you saved. more

Around the House (p. 17)

Send Us Your Tips

Submit your favorite tips more

Kitchen Design (p. 27)

Rules Are for Breaking

Browse through 15 other looks for countertops more

Luxuries (p. 33)

More Than a Mirror

Install a medicine cabinet more

Salvage (p. 39)

Windowed Cottage Doors

See more step-by-step for this mirrored dressing vanity more

TOH TV (p. 43)

Elements of a Style

Tour one This Old House reader's renovation from start to finish more

Queen Anne on a Budget (p. 49)

Debris Disposal 101

Find more about making your job site green more

Toolbox (p. 57)

Bright Spots

See more LED flashlights more

Step-by-Step (p. 61)

1950s Cape Cod

Second-story job more

Adding up more

Raising the roof more

Ranch reincarnated more

3 Small Spaces, 9 Bold Color Ideas (p. 78)

Your Best Color

Use a color wheel to pick more winning combinations more

Old House, Smart House (p. 82)

Regional House Styles

See photo galleries of other house styles, plus the details that define them more

Reader Remodel (p. 86)

Hey Dad...Are You Busy Next Weekend

How to install a mantel more

How to paint your exterior more

Save time sanding more

Workshop (p. 95)

Ask This Old House

See how a gas fireplace is installed more

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