Design the Perfect Remodel

From baths to backyards, plan well, avoid mistakes, and save money

1 ×

Workshop

 

Workshop

Ask This Old House

Water-saving landscape strategies, painting over paneling, and more Q&A

Skill Building

Painting porch rails; hanging a trellis

Norm's Notebook

[ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for chisel use and care

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

Ask This Old House

Water-saving landscape strategies, painting over paneling, and more Q&A

Skill Building

Painting porch rails; hanging a trellis

Norm's Notebook

[ITALIC "TOH"] master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for chisel use and care

Resource Directory

Find the products and services featured in this issue

2 ×

Features

 

Features

A Perfect Addition

A kitchen wing added on to a classic foursquare uses period woodwork to bridge past and present

Breezy Retreat

The secret to building a three-season porch without the high cost of custom windows and carpentry

Building Character

Wood moldings[MDASH]crown, casing, chair rail, baseboard[MDASH]bring definition and style to a house. Here are basics you should consider before you hit the lumberyard

Polishing Up a Craftsman Gem

With creative cost-saving, help from friends, and two years of sweat equity, this homeowner brought a 1910 near-ruin back to life

101 Tips

The best time-saving, money-saving, marriage-saving, life-saving, really useful nuggets of wisdom from the past 100 issues of [ITALIC "TOH"] magazine

3 ×

Departments

 

Departments

Kitchen Design

A sophisticated and colorful eat-in kitchen that can handle a crowd

Bath Design

Classic details and spa appointments in a his-and-hers master bath

Luxuries

Hinges are like fine jewelry for cabinets

Landscaping

The right foundation plants will boost your house's curb appeal

Salvage

Reviving and reusing old porch railings

Green House

Improve your indoor air quality

Toolbox

Chisels: Which ones do I need?

Upkeep

A 5-point fall inspection list every homeowner should follow

How It Works

Induction cooking

Homeowner's Handbook

Installing a lamppost

Save This Old House

Be an urban pioneer with this 1880's Cinncinati townhouse for only $50K

4 ×

Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts

New TOH Blogs! (p. 14)

Old House My House

Life in front of the camera and behind the scenes at my [ITALIC "This Old House"] renovation....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/blogs/oldhousemyhouse} {more}]

The Hardware Aisle

What's new in tools and home products from the editors at [ITALIC "TOH"] Magazine....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/blogs/hardwareaisle} {more}]

Secret Sources

Where to go for hard-to-find home products....[XLINK {http://www.secretsources.com/blogs/secretsources} {more}]

The Shelter Life

One woman's obsession with the architecture, design, and renovation of homes....[XLINK {http://www.thisoldhouse.com/blogs/shelterlife} {more}]

Be Safe in the Storm (p. 14)

Shelter from the Storm

Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, blizzards — any season can be storm season. Is your house ready?....[XLINK {/node/2/html/portals/catastrophe.html} {more}]

Photo Galleries (p. 14)

From shared baths to outdoor kitchens, find tons of inspirational photos....[XLINK {/node/2/gallery} {more}]

How We Cut Energy Costs (p. 14)

Poll Results

We ask a new question every week, so homeowners around the world can weigh in on what they're thinking and doing. Here's what you've told us lately:....[XLINK {/node/2/html/polls/poll_pastresults.html} {more}]

[ITALIC "TOH"] TV (p. 14)

The webcams are on in East Boston....[XLINK {/node/2/tvprograms/currenthp/webcam} {more}]

Show Us Your House! (p. 14)

This Old House Community

Here's your chance to do it yourself on Thisoldhouse.com. Access photo galleries of visitor renovations, fan galleries, games, discussion forums and more....[XLINK {/node/2/html/special_features.html} {more}]

Expand a Kitchen Without Expanding Your Home's Footprint

Make a house more functional by knocking down walls....[XLINK {1114312-1} {more}]

Perfect Pairing (p. 37)

Don't Split Your Bath. Zone it

How a shared space was divvied up into his and her spheres, then unified with a turn-of-the-century treatment....[XLINK {1179180} {more}]

Swingers (p. 41)

Door Hinges

Lining up a door with its frame to install door hinges....[XLINK {237905} {more}]

Fixing Loose Hinge Holes

Stopping the wiggle in your cabinet doors....[XLINK {211554} {more}]

Air Aid (p. 55)

Clearing the Air

Whole-house and portable filters trap dust, pollen....[XLINK {477488} {more}]

Get Indoor Contaminants Before They Get You

Where are you storing the 80 pounds of dust your home gains every year?....[XLINK {1185717} {more}]

Fall Inspection Guide (p. 63)

Downloadable Fall Inspection Checklist

Fall is the time to give your house its annual physical — before winter's harsh weather sets in....[XLINK {1232215} {more}]

Installing a Lamppost (p. 71)

Light Where You Need It

A common sense approach to outdoor lighting....[XLINK {213652} {more}]

A Perfect Addition (p. 79)

Location, Location, Location

An architect's advice for where to put the addition....[XLINK {1056515} {more}]

Screening Rooms

Screened porches don't have to be ordinary....[XLINK {203268-1} {more}]

Building Character (p. 88)

Installing Crown Molding

Tom Silva shows you how to add sculptural interest to rooms with this architectural element ....[XLINK {1016651} {more}]

Crown Molding Photo Gallery

A simple angled piece of carved wood at the ceiling can turn a plain-box room into a finished masterpiece. Check out these crown molding designs, from the sleek to the multi-peaked....[XLINK {1221648} {more}]

Want a Room With More Stature? Start With the Baseboards

Tom Silva shows how to install baseboards that become visual anchors for any room....[XLINK {216118} {more}]

Your Basement: Why Add on When You Can Add Under?

Leaving your basement blank is like leaving money on the table. Here's how to fix its problems and make it a showcase....[XLINK {203168} {more}]

101 Tips (p. 98)

We Need Your Advice!

We're celebrating our 101st magazine issue with a month of our best — and your best — online tips. Come back to our homepage every day in September to read our latest tips and post your own — right alongside of ours! Start posting September 1st....[XLINK {/node/2} {more}]

Tell us Your Story!
Here is your chance to featured in the pages of this old House Magazine -- and earn $250

TV Listings

Find TV Listing for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.