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TOH Know-How: A Smarter Panel for Easier Electrical Installation

At the TOH 2018 Idea House, electrician Ben Giles shows Kevin O’Connor the innovative and intuitive new load center from Leviton
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The beauty of wood, without the maintenance.

For a classic look with superior performance, check out these innovative tongue-and-groove porch planks from Aeratis, as featured in the TOH 2018 Idea House!
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Best of the 2018 Idea House

The most coveted home-design ideas from our Narragansett, Rhode Island Craftsman-style cottage
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TOH 2018 Idea House: All About Tile Profile Products

How smart and sleek tile profiles and edging products created seamless transitions throughout the Idea House.
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Enhance Your Outdoor Space

In this interactive video, TOH 2018 Idea House builder Jeff Sweenor talks about upgrades that can enhance your outdoor space now—and increase ROI later.
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Which Color Palette Would You Have Chosen for the TOH 2018 Idea House?

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at our decision-making process for the exterior color palette of the TOH 2018 Idea House.
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Take a 3D Tour of the 2018 Idea House!

Explore the 2018 Idea House with a 360-degree virtual experience. Click hot spots to learn more about the products and materials used to create this breathtaking bungalow.
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TOH 2018 Idea House: Custom Cedar Touches

The richness, the versatility, the strength, the scent—all of these things make cedar a much-beloved building material. Read on for the many ways the expert craftsmen at Sweenor Builders incorporated cedar elements both inside and outside the 2018 Idea House.
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TOH 2018 Idea House: Craftsman Details

Our contemporary Craftsman bungalow combines the best architectural elements of the Arts & Crafts movement with an open floor plan for today’s living.
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Think Outside The Suite, presented by Panasonic

TOH 2018 Idea House interior designer Kristen Martone explains why the WhisperHood IAQ™ may be the right ventilation hood for you.
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TOH 2018 Idea House: Adhesives at Work

See the many ways the craftsmen of Sweenor Builders utilized Gorilla Adhesives at the TOH 2018 Idea House
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Tour the 2018 Idea House with Builder Jeff Sweenor

Inside and out, and throughout every floor, take a complete tour of the TOH Idea House in Narragansett, Rhode Island with builder Jeff Sweenor
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Hot Water On Demand at the TOH 2018 Idea House

When This Old House selects products to showcase at our annual Idea Houses, we start from the ground up. We look for better building materials that make installation easier or last longer, fresh design trends with staying power, mechanicals and smart home products that save energy and money and enhance our readers’ lives. Here’s why Rinnai was our clear choice for hot water.
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2018 Idea House | Indoor Gathering Spaces

A free-flowing plan offers lots of options for gathering with family and friends. Come on in.
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2018 Idea House | Outdoor Gathering Spaces

Packed with comfortable furnishings and custom features, The TOH 2018 Idea House was built for "staycation" living, and this courtyard is definitely going to be the prime activity zone. Take a tour, here.
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2018 Idea House | Work & Play Spaces

We didn't waste a foot of space here at the TOH 2018 Idea House; smart design choices and customized built-ins enabled us to create zones for work, play, and relaxation. Here are a few great ideas you can incorporate into your home.
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2018 Idea House | Beds and Baths

Built to sleep eleven of your closest family and friends, each of the bedrooms and baths at the TOH 2018 Idea House was designed with a distinctly different vibe, and plenty of comfortable amenities.
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2018 Idea House | Better Building Products & Systems

Take a closer look at the latest technologies, time-saving products, and modern amenities that we've packed into the TOH 2018 Idea House.
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In Fine Detail | 2018 Idea House Finale

Take a tour of our 2018 Idea House, an updated bungalow that showcases next-level craftsmanship at every turn
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Behind the Scenes: Narragansett Idea House

At this Craftsman-inspired home, details make the difference
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Insiders are VIPs at the 2018 Idea House

This weekend in Narragansett, Rhode Island, the 2018 This Old House Idea House opened its doors—and Insiders got the first look!
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Beach-town Bungalow | 2018 Idea House Preview

Hammers are swinging at the 2018 Idea House, where advanced materials and building techniques are creating an updated Craftsman-style house with a staycation sensibility
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Behind the Scenes: Narragansett Idea House

A novel driveway design will enhance storm water drainage
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How to Fit Wood to Irregular Contours

Do-it-right tool tip from our 2018 Idea House
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Behind the Scenes—Narragansett Idea House Rear Courtyard

Laying the groundwork for functional outdoor living spaces
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Sneak Peek: Narragansett Plunge Pool

Taking a dip, no laps required
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Installing Superior Walls® Xi Plus™ | 2018 Idea House

Learn more about the precast panels being used in our 2018 Narragansett Idea House. Brought to you by Superior Walls
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Sweenor Builders Breaks Ground on This Old House's 2018 Idea House in Narragansett, Rhode Island

We are excited to be partnering with Union Studio and Sweenor Builders for our 2018 TOH Idea House in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The 2,700-square-foot Craftsman-style cottage with abundant built-ins, a guest quarters over the garage, and dreamy spaces for outdoor "staycation" living