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Grand Prize Winners: The Search for America's Remodel 2014

5 hours 57 min ago
How did one of our fellow readers earn our awe—and a $5,000 prize? Well, first he had to "retire" so he could work on the house full-time. Nice job!

Read This Before You Finish Your Basement

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 02:05
Even if it's currently cold concrete and crammed with boxes of off-season duds, the lowest floor of your home probably has loads of potential

If DIY Were Really Like Stock Ad Photos

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 02:05
Images created by photographers to sell to advertisers and publishers are often nothing like reality—especially when they show people working on their homes and using tools

How to Split Logs for Firewood

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 02:00
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tools and techniques for quickly, safely splitting firewood

Color Charms a Georgia Cabin's Rustic Revival

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 02:00
Jeep red, cowboy-boot yellow, and a green borrowed from the surrounding pine forest are just a few of the hues this serial renovator used to put her personal, painterly stamp on a 1910 cabin

Don't Get Nailed: A Guide to Avoiding Nail-Gun Injuries

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 02:10
Wherein we, um, hammer home safety tips for one common power tool

7 Tips to Sidestep Painting Spills

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 02:05
Whether you're heading off a rogue drop or a tsunami-level spill, follow these pro tips to prevent messes big and small

How to Build a Sideboard from Stock Cabinets

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:05
This elegant storage piece comes together with off-the-shelf base kitchen cabinets and simple molding

No-Fail Colors for Living Spaces

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 02:05
Five great hues that can help turn bland and blah into warm and inviting

Photoshop Redo: Paint Adds Personality to a Folk Victorian

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 02:05
Sophisticated shades enhance the simple lines and pretty details of a cottage with gingerbread trim

How to Plant Flower Bulbs

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:05
Tips for planting bulbs with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

A Home With Well Balanced Colors

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:05
A seasoned architect and his spiffed-up foursquare offer lessons in scale, proportion, and picking paint colors

Tackle Allergy Hot Spots

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 02:05
Minimize seasonal sneezing with these tips for targeting hiding places for household allergy offenders

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Flower Bulbs

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 02:05
Plant now, enjoy later—our strategies will ensure a sensational show of tulips, daffodils, and other spring blooms

Transform Furniture with a Painted Patina

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 02:05
Give ho-hum wood furniture a colorful weathered finish with five simple distressing techniques. A pair of paint-makeover pros show you how.

Color of the Month, September 2014: Sangria

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
18 adventurous ways to use fall's deep red in your home

Colorful Subway Tile

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 02:00
Vibrant glazes offer a fun twist on the standard white ceramic rectangle

How to Build a Tool Storage Cabinet

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:55
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva creates wall-hung storage for tools and supplies

A Bath That's Classic Yet Kid-Friendly

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:55
Timeless finishes plus a punchy paint color give a children's bath room to grow

Spray-Paint Makeovers

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 21:55
Give a tired household object a punchy budget paint job