Kitchen & Bath Issue

Projects, Products, and more


Ask This Old House

Replacing bench boards; how to get rid of mushrooms; and more Q & A

Norm's Notebook

The TOH master carpenter's hose tips


Find the products and services featured in this issue


Kitchen Design

The redone room has the same footprint but loads more storage and pizzazz

Bath Design

An 1853 rowhouse gets a vintage-look bath

Kitchen & Bath Report

Great new products from K/BIS 2008


A vintage kitchen sink gets a makeover and becomes an outdoor-party centerpiece


Installing a butcher-block countertop

Get the Look, Pick the Price

How to create a classic kitchen, whatever your budget

Bath Storage

These 11 vanities corral clutter[EMDASH]plus more tips on restoring order to the bath

“Of Course, We Think We Can Do Everything Ourselves”

After seven years of trial and error, a 1909 Craftsman radiates Southern charm

The $500 Delivery Charge

And other true stories of our editors' home-improvement missteps


House 911

The trees near the house were on their last legs. How would they come down?


Home warranties demystified


All painter's tape is not created equal. We show you what to use, and where

Family Project

In two hours, you and the kids can assemble a nifty backyard soccer goal. Bonus: the best moves on the field

Save This Old House

Once a hideout for a Civil War–era governor, this landmarked home needs your help. Buy it for a buck


Web Highlights (p. 6)

Fall Upkeep

Install a leaf-proof gutter more

Service your furnace more

Repair rotted trim more

More than 50 projects for fall (coming soon)

Around the House (p. 18)

Send Us your Tips

Submit your favorite tips to Around the House more

Mythbuster (p. 18)

Do Dryer Sheets Deter Mice?

Keep critters out of your house more

Need to Know (p. 24)

Button Up for Fall

Fall inspection checklist more

Keep your gutters in good working order more

Kitchen Design (p. 27)

Bold Redo

More ways to use bold colors more

Bath Design (p. 33)

From Bedroom to Bath

See how other homeowners squeezed in a bath where there was none more

Problem Solvers (p. 39)

Kitchen and Bath Special Report

Best buys for kitchen and bath more

House 911 (p. 45)

Which One Will Be Next to Topple

Landscape contractor Roger Cook demonstrates how to use a grinder to remove a tree stump more

Salvage (p. 49)

Sinks Worth Saving

Watch the complete step-by-step for this backyard bar more

Paperwork (p. 53)

Appliance Insurance

Make sure your homeowner's insurance is up to date more

Toolbox (p. 57)

On a Roll

Learn more about getting a flawless finish more

How to paint a room more

Step-by-Step (p. 65)

Butcher-Block Countertop

Wood countertop care more

Refinishing butcher block more

Everything you need to know to decide on your next countertop more

Get the Look, Pick the Price (p. 72)

Kitchen and Bath Special

Learn more about wood floors more

Reader Remodel (p. 81)

Of Courses, We Think We Can Do Everything Ourselves

Learn how to use salvaged materials like these homeowners did more

The $500 Delivery Charge (p. 86)

*And Other Mistakes We've Made So You Won't Have To

Share your costly mistakes with us more

Bath Storage (p. 88)

Kitchen and Bath Special

Learn how to buy a faucet without draining your bank account more

Building a Soccer Goal (p. 97)

Family Project

Get expanded step-by-step instructions and a cutting guide more

Watch a video of this project more

Workshop (p. 106)

Ask This Old House

Watch how Roger Cook uses a core aerator to revitalize a lawn more

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