Reader favorites this week at This Old APT. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram (formerly of The New Yankee Workshop) is NOW. ON. TWITTER. And, sometimes, he even tweets stuff. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
This Old House has been putting out an amazingly awesome and educational show about old homes and general home improvement for 35 YEARS via PBS. 35 YEARS! That deserves a selfie! -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
Prepare your house now before winter comes knocking and save yourself lots of headaches and lots of cash. -thisoldhouse.com
When we can’t use Norm and the TOH TV crew to show the right way to DIY, we must rely on stock photos—which are consistently horrible most of the time. Here, we highlighted the worst of the worst, and guessed their literal interpretations for your reading pleasure. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Giving your house a yearly checkup is one way to keep big repairs at bay. Here’s a 5-step plan for inspecting your home, from the pros at This Old House.
Each autumn, when the air turns brisk and the leaves begin to drop, it seems every beast in the wild kingdom wants to crash your pad. -thisoldhouse.com
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How to get the kitchen you want at a price you can afford with advice from the pros at This Old House.
Roommates are more than just a necessary evil for making rent—in fact, they can be kind of awesome (seriously!). Over at This Old Apartment we’re navigating all your rental woes. But let’s pause and reflect on why you’re better off living with other people… even if they’re weirdos. — Megan Baker, This Old House
When homeowners are looking for upgrades that will enhance the look of their home from the curb, they target all the obvious stuff: front door, siding, foundation gardens, and whatnot. But the upgrade you forgot: ROOFING. A new roof not only looks great, but also boosts the overall health of your home. Learn more on making the upgrade, including how YOU can win 16,700 sq ft. of Bellaforté Shake Roofing Material from DaVinci Roofscapes (ARV: $25,000) in The Great TOH Giveaway this year! (Enter daily thru 9/2!)
You should have seen the video for Al’s parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” by now. If it feels like déjà vu, there’s good reason. It’s chock full of home improvement tasks the This Old House TV crew tackles all the time. Fear not, you too can be handy like Al. We’ve rounded up all the how-tos name dropped in the video for your DIY pleasure. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Our top trending kitchen storage ideas from thisoldhouse.com -Tabitha Sukhai
Springing for a box spring—let alone a headboard—can feel like burning Benjamins for humans. But anything for our pets! These little guys are sitting pretty with mini beds that put our bedroom suites to shame. Want in on the luxury?! Keep from sullying your nice pet-and-human living situation by entering our giveaway for an Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal Cat Litter prize pack now and celebrate Pets Week on ThisOldAPT to reap the sophisticated, furry benefits. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Got a landlord who hates your home improvement schemes? You don’t have to suffer another day in a charmless rental! We’ve rounded up eight amazing lease-friendly DIY upgrades. And, yes, you can take them with you. RELATED: Check out This Old APT for more ideas.—Katelin Hill, This Old House magazine
Get away without going away! These Step-by-Step projects will help you turn your backyard into an instant vacation. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
This Old House is celebrating 35 years on public television, while the TOH spinoff show Ask This Old House celebrates 300 episodes. After all these years of teaching YOU, though, even our skilled professionals learn a thing or two while shooting. Here are their top 10 home-improvement lessons. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com DID YOU KNOW: You can catch full episodes of TOH and ATOH online? No charge.
The most-requested information on ALL of our social media channels? “How to Grow a Vegetable Garden.” Here, we assemble our top DOs and DON’Ts to get you started with your harvest. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com Here’s the FULL Get-Started Guide to Vegetable Gardening that we deployed to our subscribers this morning!
Easy ways to amp up the organization in your bedroom closets or turn the space into something else entirely (like a miniature laundry or mudroom). Let us show you what we mean. RELATED: Read This Before Your Redo Your Bedroom Closets
Who woulda guessed? Check out these crazy and clever DIY ideas of random materials (driftwood! piano parts!) that actually make for cool coatracks. -Brittany Pearlman, thisoldhouse.com
A well-curated bookshelf does a lot for your home, your mind, and your mood. For some, a standalone bookcase or built-in storage unit is just too blah. Here are some interesting pieces of furniture that boast your bookish ways…and big brain. -Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com