Inspect The New Season's Home

Home inspection of our latest undertaking, plus what matters outside your house


What's Wrong with This House?

Inspect the new season's project with our crew— and learn to identify the big problems. By Stephen Petranek

The New Lawn

A construction industry trick grows grass, or a more interesting alternative, with less water and fewer chemicals. By Margaret Roach

Living in a Lighthouse

A navy man achieves a This Old House fantasy: renovating the abandoned Morgan Point Light. By Thomas Baker

Building a Garden Shed

Step-by-step instructions to an elegant shelter for lawn mowers, firewood— and the owner's motorcycle. By Pamela Hartford

Keeping Out the Cold

Common sense and new technology wrap a blanket around a Vermont church. By Joe Carter

True Historic Colors

Using dirt, plants and bugs, early Americans painted their houses bright; fold-out chart.By Jeanne Huber

Architectural Salvage

Ron Allan makes money from demolition, the ultimate recycle.By Peter Lemos

Federal Style

The essential elements of America's finest architecture. By Pamela Hartford

Around the house


Routers Made Simple

A favorite This Old House power tool. By Mark Feirer


Veneer Plaster

Jim Marshall makes drywall beautiful. By Thomas Baker


Protecting Your Lungs

What you need to know if you use hazardous materials. By Jeanne Huber


Floor Finishes

Jeff Hosking protects the wood underfoot. By Stephen Petranek


Old Faucets

Antiques fixed up for daily use.By Peter Lemos


Tapes and Rules

The simplest way to avoid mistakes— and to make them. By Jeanne Huber


Disaster Insurance

Floods, winds and quakes make coverage hard to get. By John P. Patella

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