Does Saving Energy Mean Saving Money?

Does Saving Energy Mean Saving Money?

Jared Kuzia While reducing energy use is always a good thing, not every energy-conserving strategy is guaranteed to reduce your overall costs. We take a look at some common misconceptions. This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of This Old House Magazine....
8 Household Recycling Tips

8 Household Recycling Tips

iStock Not sure if your household waste belongs in a blue bin or trash bag? Here’s how to decide which items to recycle in your household. This article appeared in the Nov/Dec 2020 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. More time at...
How to Repoint Brick Steps

How to Repoint Brick Steps

Replacing crumbling mortar with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces crumbling mortar in brick front steps. How to Repoint Brick Steps: Use hammer and cold chisel to carefully chip old, loose...
5 Simple Basement Storage Ideas

5 Simple Basement Storage Ideas

iStock Whether using basement storage shelves or making use of dead space under the stairs, cleaning up clutter to stay organized is paramount to both your comfort and sanity. And with these unfinished basement storage ideas, you can make use of every bit of leftover...
Go From an Old Deck to New in 4 Steps

Go From an Old Deck to New in 4 Steps

iStock There’s no secret to deck maintenance—repair the deck, clean it and protect it. But learning tricks the pros use can make the job go faster and the results last longer. Barbara and Phil Johnson, of Mobile, Alabama, faced the same problems other deck...