Living History | Coming home to a colonial-era house


salvaged beauty

An 1800s home provides the setting for a couple’s artful juxtaposition of old and new


it takes two

A husband and wife bring a hands-on approach to their total kitchen makeover


stewarding the past

Siblings lease neighboring colonial-era homes as part of a forward-thinking preservation program


the TOH top 100

Our picks for this year’s best new tools, appliances, housewares, and much more


home solutions

Build a safer fire; keep winter's chill outside; organize your doorway drop zone; stay aware of your workshop's air quality; and more

before + after: bath

Savvy cosmetic upgrades give a master bath major visual impact while minimizing construction costs

budget redo

DIY furnishings and a smart use of space create a family-friendly breakfast nook

paint ideas

Ever-popular chalkboard paint gets a formal touch with a gold frame


Articulating sconces are a stylish choice for task lighting

fix it

Safely remove stains and fill cracks to restore a blemished butcher-block countertop

photoshop redo

A handsome makeover for a hodgepodge home with a 1900s schoolhouse at its core

weekend remodel

Let kitty outside while keeping songbirds safe with a window-mounted catio

ask this old house

What's behind buckling floorboards; closing off an unsafe chimney; quieting noisy ductwork; and more

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