Extend your outdoor living space in your own unique style with these DIY construction tips and décor suggestions.
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.
Even the best-treated wood can cup, buckle, and warp. If you’re in the market for porch products, here’s what you should know about an alternative to wood that’s guaranteed to stand the test of time, at a price that’s competitive with pine and fir.
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
Finally, a porch flooring, ceiling, and shutter product that combines the period-authentic charm of wood with the durability of synthetics—in a structurally superior, paintable, historically accurate product that’s guaranteed not to warp, rot, or buckle. Read on to see how this uniquely formulated alternative can add sustainable style to your home.
A reader shares his ingenious solution for safeguarding delivered packages
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva adds structure to a porch in order to safely hang a swing
This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock
A 1970s split-level gets a curb-appeal boost from an inviting entry porch, new siding, and updated windows and trimwork
The Generation NEXT apprentices frame the porch that they took down last week.
A little paint and some seating transform a neglected entry area into a charming outdoor room
Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board
Tom Silva shows the proper way to install a structural and decorative column on a front porch. He also demonstrates several ways to install weatherproof flashing
A 1902 house's long-neglected porch regains its turn-of-the-century charm
Add warmth with soft paint hues, real greenery, and a perch with patina
A healthy dose of Craftsman detail and a cheerful color palette give a new back porch front-and-center personality
A newlywed's stepdad recreated detailed gingerbread trim for the best curb appeal redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015
Building a perfect-fit handrail with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
The This Old House TV team creates a railing of flatsawn balusters that packs a big visual punch