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Rustic Headboard

Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a sheet of plywood and some rough-sawn boards into a unique piece of bedroom furniture

3 mins read
This Old House Magazine
March/April 2019

Small But Mighty

As the Powers family moves into their renovated 1920s bungalow, it’s too early to tell if its energy-saving technologies and energy-producing systems will meet the net-zero ideal. But one thing’s certain: It’s great to be home

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
March/April 2019

Stepping Up

This Old House launched its Generation NEXT initiative to shine a light on the urgent need for young people to enter the building trades. Here, we share high points of our work to date—and how we’re continuing the effort to close the skills gap.

9 mins read
This Old House Magazine
March/April 2019

Hidden Asset

A 1920 Bungalow Gains Needed Space With An Expanded Second Story That Preserves The House’s Footprint And Its Neighborly Facade

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
March/April 2019

Better Home Theater

Better home theater It might be time to up your living room’s game, now that prices have dropped dramatically

3 mins read
This Old House Magazine
November/December 2018

Vintage Modern

A 1930 house gets an unexpected update in the hands of two creatives with an eye for mid-century finds.

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Patch A Chipped Wood Floor

Using only hand tools and a drill, Tom Silva makes minor floor damage disappear with a simple and effective dutchman repair technique

2 mins read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Well-Traveled Bedroom

Global textiles and storied furniture create a sophisticated sleep spot.

2 mins read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Little Green Giant

Traditional architectural details and a more open floor plan combine with the latest energysaving—and energy-producing—technologies at a new This Old House TV project.

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

How Safe Is Your Home's Wiring?

Your home and family may be vulnerable to easily preventable dangers. Read on for ways to protect them.

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Dresser Dress-up

A few repeats of a stenciled motif can give a flat-front chest of drawers a dose of individuality.

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Beach-Town Bungalow

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.

3 mins read
This Old House Magazine
October 2018

Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage? 

Even in the current tax climate, homeowners may be better served by refinancing at a lower rate and investing the savings.

3 mins read
This Old House Magazine
September 2018

What's Your Paint Personality?

Sunny yellows, soothing blues, revved-up reds...every color has an innate character. That may be why the hues we’re most at home with reflect traits of our own. Want to know more? Take our paint-color quiz to find shades that will suit.

2 mins read
This Old House Magazine
September 2018

Phoenix Rising

Civic-minded homeowners help resurrect a 1903 house in the heart of downtown, enlivening it with color and pattern to spare.

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
September 2018

L.A. Story

An eclectic 1930s house wasn’t what these homeowners were looking for—but it ended up being just what they wanted.

7 mins read
This Old House Magazine
September 2018

Mid-Century Mastery

A free-flowing 1959 house with a lofty interior rises to the next level in the hands of two detail-obsessed owners.

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Best Front Forward

Where space is tight and lawn’s a yawn, street-side gardens are growing lush with specimen trees, showy shrubs, bold foliage, and riotous blooms. Check out the curbside plant life here—it might just inspire a front-yard makeover of your own.

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Rebalancing A Boxy Split-Level

A more prominent entry, a new side porch, and upgraded siding and stonework improve the view from the curb.

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Reclaiming Her Past

This Old House teams up with a second Charleston homeowner to revive a dilapidated but memory-fi lled Victorian-era house where her grandparents once lived

4 mins read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Candy Crush

A secondary staircase becomes a visual treat when painted a handful of unexpected hues.

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Scenic Snack Spot For $397

A stylish paint scheme and some stock lumber turn an enclosed entry porch into a breakfast room with a view.

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
July/August 2018

Simple Geometry

Create an abstract accent-wall design with just a roll of painter’s tape and a few quarts of color

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

Past Meets Present

With the historical fabric of TOH TV’s latest project house restored, a modern aesthetic reinvents the interior, making the most of the original building materials

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

One Of A Kind

Used to Designing for a Fast Sale, a Real Estate Pro Ignores the Rules and Remakes a 1930 House to Fit His Family—and Reflect His Unique Personal Style

6 mins read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

Live-Edge Console Table

Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make one of your own

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

A World Away

A California couple romance their compact property by carving out colorful garden rooms with plenty of guest-ready seating

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

Easy Porch Swing

This streamlined outdoor seat is budget-friendly and simple to build using basic cuts and common stock

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

Cheerful Entry For $524

A forlorn foyer goes from eyesore to eye-catching with a welcome infusion of color and pattern

1 min read
This Old House Magazine
June 2018

Saving Grace

A dilapidated 1927 house regains its serene period spirit, thanks to a meticulous DIY renovation

5 mins read
This Old House Magazine
May 2018