Building 101

From fences to fireplaces, cupolas to columns, learn how to build the right way


Ask This Old House

Revive a damaged lawn; silence a squeaky floor; more


Homeowners Handbook

Installing a Picket Fence

An expert's guide to digging postholes and assembling panels.By Jefferson Kolle

The House Detectives

Examining a house's structure to learn its history.By Jefferson Kolle

Buried Treasure

A kitchen remodel reveals a long-hidden decorative ceiling.By Max Alexander

Septic Happens

What you need to know about household waste systems.By Max Alexander

Living Fences

From evergreens to bamboo, there are many options for planting a green screen.By Sara Jane von Trapp

A Beauty Reborn

Condemned after an earthquake, a stately Italianate is moved and lovingly restored.By Regina Coleman

Green Acres

The best turf types for your yard.By Warren Schultz


On the Job

The TOH crew volunteers for AmeriCares HomeFront Day

House Calls With Steve

A 1780s farmhouse recaptures its charm

Letter From This Old House

At the new TV project, "outsiders" get a warm welcome


Crowning Glory

A windowed cupola adds light and elegance.By Max Alexander

Talking Shop

One Good Turn

The screwdrivers every toolbox should have.By Clayton DeKorne

By Design

Standing Tall

Columns don't just play a supporting role.By Jefferson Kolle


Get It in Writing

A signed contract is renovation protection.By Jeffrey Rothfeder


No Smoking

Fixes for problem fireplaces.By Dan DiClerico


Engineered Stone

Tough countertops in colors not found in nature.By Ryan Robbins


Smart Thermostats

The latest in energy-saving devices.By Zachary Gaulkin


Closed for the Season

Shutting down a vacation house.By Renée Richardson


A Welcome Addition

A Greek Revival?style house takes on a period porch.By Louise Jarvis

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