How to Replace a Porch Column Base
This Old House General contractor Tom Silva shows a homeowner how to remove and repair the rot eating away at his porch’s support post.
7 Fun (and Easy) Fall Porch Decor Ideas
Welcome fall and your guests with these seasonal decorating ideas that make a colorful impression.
Screened-In Porch Ideas
Extend your outdoor living space in your own unique style with these DIY construction tips and décor suggestions.
Inspiring Sunroom Decorating Ideas
See these decorative sunroom ideas to maximize your light-filled oasis.
How to Build a Low-Maintenance Home
While there’s no such thing as a maintenance-free house, it is important to invest in the right materials that will go the distance for you and your home. Read our guide to the best materials to make your home a low maintenance one.
Celebrate the Fourth of July: How to Hang the American Flag
Ask This Old House carpenter and U.S. Navy veteran Nathan Gilbert explains the proper way to hang and display a U.S. flag.
How to Build and Hang a Custom Screen Door
Ask This Old House general contractor helps a homeowner build a custom screen door to fit her unique front entryway.
Get a Safer, Stronger Material for Your Porch
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.
Build Removable Wood-Framed Screens
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
Modern Porch Materials With Period-Perfect Appeal
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.
Reader Project | How to Build a Porch Pirate-Proof Bench
A reader shares his ingenious solution for safeguarding delivered packages
How to Hang a Porch Swing through Vinyl
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva adds structure to a porch in order to safely hang a swing
How to Build a Simple Porch Swing
This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock
Photoshop Redo: Reinventing a Style Misfit
A 1970s split-level gets a curb-appeal boost from an inviting entry porch, new siding, and updated windows and trimwork
Turn a Porch Into an Outdoor Room with Shutters
Install shutters outdoors to create this character-filled look
Apprentice Diaries: Rebuilding the Newton Porch
The Generation NEXT apprentices frame the porch that they took down last week.
Welcoming Front Porch for $286
A little paint and some seating transform a neglected entry area into a charming outdoor room
5 Ways to Paint a Porch Floor
Pro painter Brian Carter’s beautiful ideas to dress up an old porch floor
How to Replace a Broken Front Porch Board
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a front porch by replacing a deck board
How to Build Porch Stairs
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva builds a safe and solid set of porch stairs.
How to Install a Porch Column
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 Colorful Queen Anne Porch Revival
A 1902 house's long-neglected porch regains its turn-of-the-century charm
How to Repair a Rotted Porch Post
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a decaying porch post
The Belmont Victorian House: Period Porch Overhaul
The wraparound porch of this Queen Anne puts history front and center in the latest TOH TV house project
Create a Festive Entry Design
Add warmth with soft paint hues, real greenery, and a perch with patina
From Plain to Period-Perfect Back Porch
A healthy dose of Craftsman detail and a cheerful color palette give a new back porch front-and-center personality
Rebuilt Wrap-Around Porch for a Folk Victorian
A newlywed's stepdad recreated detailed gingerbread trim for the best curb appeal redo from the Search for America's Best Remodel 2015