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Back to nature in your own backyard
Around The House • What’s happening in the world of This Old House
You did it! • Reader projects, tips, and triumphs
All the light moves • Lose a wall, add windows, and reallocate adjacent space, then blend sparkling white surfaces with warm wood-tone accents. That’s the recipe for a bright, open kitchen made for family gatherings
Modern makeover • Annexing adjacent spaces, moving the entry, and upgrading the fixtures and finishes allows a bare-bones en suite bath to become a stylish shared amenity
A BEAUTY REBORN • A once-forlorn Queen Anne emerges with its spirit restored—and plenty of 21st-century amenities
Take a shine to the ceiling • Luscious color overhead in a light-reflecting finish can give your entry—and spirits—a lift
Welcome to the neighborhood • Meeting a growing demand for flexible housing and low-maintenance living, TOH’s newest Idea House project offers spacious, adaptable floor plans in a collection of duplexes with contemporary cottage style
DESTINATION Relaxation • Looking to eke a little more living out of your backyard patch of green? As the past year has made clear, outdoor spaces are vital to our well-being—and they can double our dining, entertaining, and hangout space. Here’s how three couples created a bit of paradise in their own backyards
BETTER THAN EVER • A couple rooted in Maine and skilled in all things house-related turn a 120-year-old charmer into a comfortable “keeper” by honoring its past and coaxing its hardest-working spaces into the present
Outdoor shower smarts • Even without a beachfront ZIP code, if your household includes a gardener, kids playing summer sports, or a mud-loving dog, an outdoor shower can see plenty of use. It might be time to reconsider how you clean up
Dog heaven • Your yard is your happy place, and you want it to be your pet’s, too. Here’s how to protect your landscaping while giving her an ideal romping ground
Multi-panel doors • Whether they fold, slide, or pivot, these door systems turn solid walls into light-filled expanses of glass
Home away from home • Buying a beach house sounds nice, right? Be sure to do the math before taking the plunge
A brainier backyard • As smart tech aimed at outdoor living evolves, the range of tasks it can handle—from lighting the patio to freeing you from the grill to robo-mowing the grass—is more impressive than ever
Building a Kitchen Garden • A symmetrical design of raised beds grows out of a blank patch of turf, adding beauty and productivity to the landscape
Adirondack chair • TOH general contractor Tom Silva and TOH host Kevin O’Connor take you through the steps of making this iconic outdoor seat
Airless paint sprayers • TOH editor Chris Ermides, host of our Tool Lab video series, looks at a new generation of painting tools
Summer hits • A new crop of warm-weather problem-solvers for your home
Tiered planter • Using rot-resistant cedar lumber from the home center, TOH DIY expert Jenn Largesse explains how she built a durable,...