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Workshop

 

Workshop

In Case of Emergency

Don't wait for fire, wind, or rain to threaten you and your home. Here's how to be prepared how-to projects

Landscaping

Free plants! Learn to propagate tender perennials you have on hand

Animal House

Elevate your dog's dining experience with an easy-to-clean feeding station that has storage too

Whaddaya Call It?

Problem-solve with our gas fireplace guide

Salvage Style

Turn vintage porcelain faucet taps into a towel rack

Weekend Remodel

Organize your recyclables with an outdoor sorting and storage center

Q + A

Keep the inside of storm windows frost-free; spiff up dull cabinet finishes; hide holes in brick walls; and more

Reader Tool Test

Electric leaf blowers

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Cut down a glass towel bar; trouble- shoot loose fascia-board nails in rafters

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Push lawn sweepers; leasable solar systems; and more

In Case of Emergency

Don't wait for fire, wind, or rain to threaten you and your home. Here's how to be prepared how-to projects

Landscaping

Free plants! Learn to propagate tender perennials you have on hand

Animal House

Elevate your dog's dining experience with an easy-to-clean feeding station that has storage too

Whaddaya Call It?

Problem-solve with our gas fireplace guide

Salvage Style

Turn vintage porcelain faucet taps into a towel rack

Weekend Remodel

Organize your recyclables with an outdoor sorting and storage center

Q + A

Keep the inside of storm windows frost-free; spiff up dull cabinet finishes; hide holes in brick walls; and more

Reader Tool Test

Electric leaf blowers

Norm's Tricks of the Trade

Cut down a glass towel bar; trouble- shoot loose fascia-board nails in rafters

Checklist

Easy ways to improve your home right now

Home News

Push lawn sweepers; leasable solar systems; and more

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Features

 

Features

Before + After: Kitchen

A paint-only makeover lets a colorful 1945 stove look right at home

Paint Ideas

Brushed-on glaze turns a beige bath into a bamboo grove

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Departments

 

Departments

Photoshop Redo

Tudor-style touches and a gabled addition give a 1950s home character and curb appeal

360 ° Makeover

Sustainable materials help sharpen a farmhouse's worn exterior from every angle

Reader Remodel

DIY grit and salvaged pieces revive a down-in-the-dumps bungalow

What I've learned: Norm Abram

The master carpenter shares wisdom he's accrued after 30 years on the show

Price Wise

Low-flow showerheads

Get This Look

Pergola-topped porch

Shopping

Architectural bird houses

Get Cash Back for Energy-Saving Upgrades

Seven ways to make the most of federal tax credits (while they last)

Hardwood Floors 101

Find the best wood to put underfoot in your house—and ways to take care of it—with our comprehensive guide

Small improvements that make a big difference

Home Solutions

Silence annoying household noises; keep critters out of your house; 10 uses for plastic bags; and more

All Lawns Are Bad and Other Green Myths

Energy vampires? Smelly compost? A 10-topic reality check

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Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

Checklist (p. 8)

Easy Ways to Improve Your Home Right Now

7 fall-blooming perennials [XLINK {20052002} {more}]

How to flush a water heater [XLINK {20047191} {more}]

Removing old toilet seats [XLINK {466354} {more}]

How to fix a sweating toilet tank [XLINK {20051871} {more}]

How to unclog a toilet [XLINK {20057854} {more}]

How to fix a wobbly toilet [XLINK {1631558} {more}]

Letter (p. 13)

Oh, the Horror!

Find out when the new season of [ITALIC "TOH"] airs in your area [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/tv} {more}]

Reader Mail (p. 14)

We Like Hearing From You

All about stone countertops [XLINK {20297326} {more}]

How to make a pot rack from copper pipe [XLINK {20286884} {more}]

Pumpkin-carving contest [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/halloween} {more}]

Web Highlights (p. 16)

Halloween

See more great Halloween home stuff [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/halloween} {more}]

Pumpkin-carving contest [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/pumpkins} {more}]

Home Solutions (p. 19)

Cures for Creaks

Hush rattling water pipes that run underneath your floor with this easy DIY solution [XLINK {460783} {more}]

Determine the source of your squeaks and follow Tom Silva's simple instructions to step in peace and quiet [XLINK {229734} {more}]

Silence squeaky floors in a snap with our DIY solutions [XLINK {229967} {more}]

[ITALIC "TOH"] offers step-by-step instruction to fix any squeaky floor from above and below [XLINK {203171} {more}]

[ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva answers the best way to get the squeaks out of your floor [XLINK {347576} {more}]

[ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva weighs in on silencing the squeaks in a carpeted floor [XLINK {782368} {more}]

Find sound-deafening solutions for your noisy sump pump, water softener, and furnace with [ITALIC "TOH"] general contractor Tom Silva's expert advice [XLINK {20165325} {more}]

Learn how to stop banging metal ductwork in the ceiling of your basement [XLINK {1131823} {more}]

10 Uses (p. 22)

Plastic Bags

Learn new ways to use leftover materials [XLINK {http://search.thisoldhouse.com/search.html?Ntt=10+uses&bu=&x=0&y=0} {more}]

Before + After: Kitchen (p. 25)

Bold Color Makeover

Pimp my appliance [XLINK {1574517} {more}]

Green Myths (p. 40)

A 10-Topic Reality Check

Cure your lawn's addiction to pesticides and other chemicals by going organic [XLINK {1620517} {more}]

Easy ways to green your home [XLINK {20152458} {more}]

Shopping (p. 43)

Architectural Bird Houses

Watch a step-by-step video and download templates for building your own bird feeder [XLINK {20227595} {more}]

Animal House (p. 51)

Feeding Dish

You can construct this feeding station in just one day. Let [ITALIC "TOH"] senior technical editor Mark Powers show you how [XLINK {20303339} {more}]

Whaddaya Call It? (p. 55)

Gas Fireplace

Watch a fireplace pro put in a gas unit [XLINK {1638712} {more}]

[ITALIC "TOH"] TV (p. 56)

What I've Learned: Norm Abram

Tell us what you've gotten from TOH TV over the years [XLINK {http://advice.thisoldhouse.com/showthread.php?p=60972} {more}]

Salvage Style (p. 63)

Vintage Porcelain Taps

See more salvage ideas [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/salvage} {more}]

In Case of Emergency (p. 67)

Wind Damage

There are a number of extra steps you'll need to combat wind damage. For a complete guide, check out our hurricane preparedness story [XLINK {1219155} {more}]

Hardwood Floors 101 (p. 73)

Buying Guide

Install a floating floor [XLINK {1055047} {more}]

Lay a cork floor [XLINK {1550493} {more}]

Weekend Remodel (p. 89)

Trash Shed

How to build a trash shed [XLINK {20301846} {more}]

Ask This Old House (p. 91)

Q&A

Send your questions to [ITALIC "Ask This Old House"] [XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/asktoh} {more}]

360 ° Makeover (p. 94)

Choose the Right Windows

Save energy and get the historic look you like with tips from our experts [XLINK {1209739} {more}]

Reader Remodel (p. 108)

There Were Bullets in the Siding and Bars on the Windows

See tips from our homeowners on adding character without blowing your budget [XLINK {20253696} {more}]

Find step-by-step instructions for shellacking [XLINK {20073232} {more}]

SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SPECIAL INSERT

Eco-Friendly Remodels

[ITALIC "TOH"]'s green Austin project [XLINK {1546552} {more}]

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