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Historic Retreats: Moana Surfrider

The "First Lady of Waikiki" has stories to tell.
Moana Surfrider

How To Make Rivets for Shutters

When shutter rivets wear out, make new ones to repair an original hinge.
Shutter Rivets

Baltimore's Varied Row Houses

Baltimore's streets are lined with an astonishing array of original row houses.
Baltimore Row Houses

Repair Yankee Gutters in 5 Steps

A homeowner recoats her built-in gutters to repair damaging leaks.
Yankee Gutters

How To Install a Faux Slate Roof

A carpenter's step-by-step re-roofing guide simplifies a daunting project.
Roof How To

Paint Colors for Sears Houses

Our expert identifies the original palettes on the most popular kit houses offered by Sears, and updates them for today.

Online Exclusive: Download the author's chart of paint colors for Sears houses.
Paint Colors for Sears Houses

Restoring a Frank Lloyd Wright Farmhouse

Following the original plans, an Illinois couple returns a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian farmhouse to its former glory.

Online Exclusive: Check out our directory of Wright houses available for a night's stay.
Frank Lloyd Wright OHL

Shrubs for Every Old House

Traditional garden shrubs can be planted in a range of ways to accessorize every period home.

Online exclusive: Find the best heirloom shrubs for your climate.
Shrubs for Every Old House

Frontier Victorians in Carson City

Nevada's capital boasts an architectural bonanza.

New Life for an Art Deco Townhouse

Cut up into apartments and falling into disrepair, an Art Deco town house reclaims its Jazz Age grandeur, thanks to the tireless efforts of one Chicago couple.
New Life for an Art Deco Townhouse

New Annuals for Old-House Gardens

Today's newest bedding annuals combine old-fashioned appeal with long-lasting beauty.
New Annuals for Old-House Gardens

A Thoughtful Bungalow Restoration

A Seattle couple finds that taking it slow with their restoration reveals ideas—and a gem of a finished product—that were worth the wait.
Thoughtful Bungalow Restoration

How To Install Kitchen Cabinets

A carpenter's own kitchen install offers tricks for hanging cabinets that are plumb, level, and square—in rooms that aren't.
How To Install Kitchen Cabinets

Creating Colorful Curb Appeal

Coordinating your garden with your paint scheme can pump up your home's overall allure.

Online exclusive: Get the inside scoop on selecting Victorian-era paint colors.
Creating Colorful Curb Appeal

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