Refresh Your Rooms With Color


Animal House

Build a portable ramp to help your pooch stroll up to be; petproof products; and more

Whaddaya Call It?

Use our guide to illuminate your view of a chandelier

Home Center Project

Create an elegant (and useful!) sideboard from stock kitchen cabinet

Q + A

Size up lumber at the home center; thinset or mastic for setting tile; protect your basement's wood cabinets from water damage; and more


Bring a worn, scratched wood floor back to life

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Install crown molding without cracking the original plaster; four-step fix for a gouged wood floor

Reader Tool Test

Cordless circular saws


Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Turkey day fire-safety tips; student remodelers; and more


Before + After: Kitchen

The right connections and colorful walls help make a dark, cramped space feel bright and roomy

Before + After: Bath

Horizontal bands of trim and other Craftsman touches give a misfit space a character correction


Photoshop Redo

A pair of porches liven up a ranch's humdrum exterior

Refresh Your Rooms With Color

Paint ideas that add warmth, play up architectural features, create focal points, and more

Reader Remodel

First-time DIYers turn a down-and-out 1908 cottage into their forever home

3 Ways to Add Style Underfoot

Three painted patterns that will boost a wood floor's beauty

What I've Learned: Tom Silva

This Old House's general contractor shares wisdom he's accrued over three decades

Get This Look

Colonial-style dining room

Price Wise

Brass hinges

Build It or Buy It

Newel-post coat rack

All About

Interior paint


Web Highlights (p. 6)


Tips for surviving the holidays with your kitchen[EMDASH]and your sanity[EMDASH]intact more

Smart kitchen storage for the stuff you use once a year more

28 amazing dining rooms more

Try an innovative range more

Reader Mail (p. 12)

TOH Readers Weigh In

Find out all about TOH TV's process for choosing houses more

Fix now, save (a lot) later more

Adding carriage-style garage doors more

Checklist (p. 14)

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home Now

Minimize paint drips more

Screening out paint lumps more

Paintbrush saver more

Send us your checklist ideas more

Home Solutions (p. 19)

Warmed-Up Window Seat

Watch TOH general contractor Tom Silva build a radiator cover more

Home Solutions (p. 20)

Products That Make Painting Easier

Secrets of a perfect paint job more

Before + After: Kitchen (p. 25)

Bright and Roomy Kitchen

Find more kitchen-island styles and ideas for creating your own more

Before + After: Bath (p. 29)

Craftsman Character

See how other homeowners solved design issues more

Animal House (p. 35)

Build a Dog Ramp

You can construct this dog ramp in just one day. Let TOH senior technical editor Mark Powers show you how more

Build It Or Buy It (p. 40)

Newel-Post Coat Rack

Download a cut list and template more

Make a doorknob coatrack more

Build a tub-foot umbrella stand more

Making a mudroom more

TOH TV (p. 44)

What I've Learned: Tom Silva

Share what you've learned from TOH TV over the years more

Whaddaya Call It? (p. 47)


Get step-by-step instructions on installing chandeliers more

Home Center Project (p. 51)

Turn Kitchen Cabinets Into a Sideboard

Follow a detailed step-by-step of this project more

Refresh Your Rooms With Color (p. 56)

Paint Ideas

Find an easy-to-use wheel more

Find step-by-steps for putting color on your walls more

Find step-by-steps for putting color on wood cabinets more

Reader Remodel (p. 64)

"Nothing Could Have Prepared Us for This"

Get step-by-step instructions on how to tile a floor more

How to maintain a steam radiator more

3 Ways to Add Style Underfoot (p. 70)

Painted Patterns for Wood Floors

See how a painted checkerboard floor goes down in three simple steps more

All About (p. 76)

Interior Paint

Learn how to use paint to mimic the look of textured plaster more

Decorative painting techniques: strie more

Decorative painting techniques: damask more

Get more tips for painting walls, as well as cabinets, windows, and doors more

Ask This Old House (p. 85)


Send your questions to Ask This Old House more

Women's Edition (special insert)

Easy Ways to Update Your Decor

Big painted flowers and tendrils beat busy wallpaper. Find the how-to create them more

Make your own frames. Find tools, materials, and tips more

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