How to Hire the Best

Find the best contractors and builders, architects and designers, trades and specialties


Ask This Old House

Choosing the right saw blade; cleaning baseboard heaters; and more Q&A

Skill Building

Quick fixes for drafty windows; spray painting shutters; and other lessons

Norm's Notebook

How to bevel clapboard siding; make a platform to ease overhead work


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Best Building Pros in America

Our first annual guide to top contractors, architects, designers, and tradespeople; and how you can find and hire the best in your town

Whose House Is It, Anyway?

Take back what's yours from critters looking to hunker down in your home for the winter

Before You Construct, You Have to Destruct

Lessons from the TOH television job site on safely demolishing a roof or wall

From Cut Flowers to Cutting 2x4s

Remodeling his own bungalow started a first-time homeowner on a new career — and saved him $160,000

A Warming Trend

Vintage ranges are all the rage. Here's how to make one the retro heart of your kitchen


Kitchen Design

Breaking down three tiny rooms to make one open, family-friendly kitchen


Plant bulbs now for the easiest spring garden you can grow


Old-fashioned wood toolchests are functional works of art


Vintage glass knobs add a little bling to your interior doors


The right taping and smoothing tools help you drywall like a pro

Green House

Wood flooring that treads lightly on the environment


Tighten up drafty old windows with new weatherstripping

Homeowner's Handbook

Hanging interior shutters, step by step

Save This Old House

An endangered home in need of rescue

Sponsored Stories

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