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How to Scrape Old Paint Off a House

What stands between an old house and new paint? Ten tenacious coats of the old stuff. But you can get it off with these tools and techniques.

Project Preparation at Winchester

Creating an ideal canvas for improvement means getting the fundamentals done correctly

A Winchester Welcome

A homeowner's dream comes true

A Revealing Moment

In a project with few surprises, we knew something would come up

Perfect Dormers at Winchester

At first glance the Winchester dormers look fine. But are they?

New Homeowners at the Winchester House

How the new owners of the Winchester house managed moving from Huntsville, Alabama—and a major renovation

Working It Out

And so began the work on another This Old House television project. After give-and-take between drawing board and checkbook, the plans— by local architect David Stirling — were finished.

From Start to Finish

How a kitchen goes from idea to execution

Winchester TV Project House: Here Come the Subs

As work in Winchester kicks into high gear, dozens of tradesmen descend on the house. Here's an update on their progress.

Looking for Clues to a House's Origin

There are always clues about how a house has evolved. But there are red herrings, too.

The Winchester House

Healthy but tired, the 1920's Colonial Revival in Winchester got an improved kitchen and master suite, an updated heating plant, and a cosmetic freshening inside and out.