Special 40th Anniversary Issue

Best of the Best

TOH’s greatest hits

It’s your best-of: fans’ favorite houses, moments, and more, from four decades of This Old House

40 years of firsts

We trace the history of TOH  from the Dorchester House’s debut in 1979 to Ask This Old House’s first Emmy win in May

camera ready

He’s not just the host: Kevin O’Connor has become a historian of sorts for This Old House, photographing the show’s projects and people

game changers

A look at how new and improved tools, technologies, and materials have transformed home renovation in the last four decades

letter from TOH

The story behind the special issue you’re holding

40 something

Delve into Tommy’s tool belt; track the history of Norm’s plaids; explore Richard’s cutaways; and more

time after time

Using TOH project houses as case studies, we chart the changes to two of the busiest rooms in the house: kitchens and baths

ask this old house

How to remedy poorly made cabinet drawers; close the gap below a too-short door; deal with an overheating water heater; and more

idea house preview

Get a first look at the 2019 Idea House, a circa-1840 Greek Revival that’s being rebuilt as a stylish, family-friendly home in New Canaan, CT

color this old house

In 1979, we went with chocolate brown—now is your chance to pick a palette and get creative with the Dorchester House

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