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Around The House • What’s happening in the world of This Old House
You did it! • Reader projects, tips, and triumphs
Smart and stylish • “Everything must go!” needn’t be the battle cry for a renovation. By streamlining storage, freeing up prep stations, and creating a cohesive aesthetic, favorite focal points get a chance to truly shine
Same space, fresh look • Easy-access drawers and eyelevel cabinet shelves, plus new fixtures and surfaces, add up to a bath that suits users of all ages
Beauty on a budget • Not sure where to put your money when it comes to your home’s finishes and furnishings? Design pro and Clare founder Nicole Gibbons has some answers
Good boundaries • Can you safely corral four-legged family members without undermining the look of your home? Absolutely
How big should a crate be? • Whether off-the-shelf or a custom build, getting the right crate means taking the measure of your dog
LOW COST, HIGH IMPACT • Great design doesn’t have to bust the budget. The proof: these cash-conscious ideas from designers’ own homes
Finding their sweet spot • After hopscotching from house to house while raising a family, a couple of empty nesters settle down in a snug little 1925 bungalow, rebuilding it just how they want it
Garage door smarts • For many of us, the garage door is the primary way we come and go. While replacing one is a big decision, it’s also an opportunity for a major upgrade. Here’s how to pick the right one
Time for an upgrade? • How to tell if your old garage door is ready for the dustbin
Material choices • While garage doors are increasingly low-maintenance, their success in replicating the traditional look of wood, and their energy efficiency, depend on what they’re made of and how they’re built
Getting started • Here’s how to find the right garage door to suit your style and budget, bring it home, and have it installed
Worthwhile upgrades • These components, which may be offered when you shop for a new door, will improve its looks, operation, and durability
Opener options • If your old door needs replacing, chances are its opener does, too. Here’s what to consider
An arched opening: two ways to do it • A rectangular door in a rectangular opening can suggest an arch with a curved row of windows along the top. But to create an architectural detail with depth and shadow lines, you have to reframe the hole. Here’s how
Funding your next remodel • With interest rates still low, here’s a look at the best ways to pay for big-ticket home improvements
What about putting it on plastic?
Bang-for-the-buck projects • When a house needs a lot of attention, the yard can get short shrift. Here are some budget-friendly ways to improve your great outdoors
Upgrading for now—and later • Which home-renovation projects will hold their value down the line? Cambridge, MA, real estate agent and renovation consultant Bruce Irving weighs in
Saving three floors of family history • This Old House tackles the renovation of a...