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Listen to TOH’s New Ask This Old House Podcast & Enter Now for a Chance to Win a Smart Speaker

To celebrate the launch of our brand-new Ask This Old House podcast, one lucky winner will receive an Amazon Echo (3rd Gen). Submissions close on October 16, 2020 at 11:59PM EST. Scroll down to enter and listen to our first episode! If you’re a fan of Ask This Old House on TV, you’ll love the Ask This Old House podcast. Hosted by This Old House Editor Chris Ermides, you’ll hear from home enthusiasts around the country, who ask questions about the toughest projects in their homes. Learn from trusted This Old House experts, including Tom Silva, Richard Trethewey, Jenn Nawada,…

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10 Easy Pieces: Modern Shower Fixtures

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Idea House Build: High Tech Heat | Farmhouse in Fairfield (E3)

Previous episode: Idea House Build: Buttoning Up the Farmhouse Exterior | Farmhouse in Fairfield (E2) | Next episode: Coming soon In this episode: There’s a lot going on in Fairfield, and the farmhouse is beginning to take shape. Plumber Brian shows Chris what he’s been working on now that [to prepare for] the on-demand water heaters have been installed. He’s swapped out standard PVC for a material specifically designed for flu gas, and has chosen an arrangement that requires only one roof penetration. Down in the basement, Chris learns why this house will benefit from three HVAC systems as opposed…

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Steal This Look: A Los Angeles Architect’s Low Key but Elegant Kitchen

We are fervent admirers of Reath Design, the LA-based interior design studio founded by Frances Merrill. This past September, we shared their latest completed project, a Mediterranean-style 1920s manse transformed into an elegant but warm home for architect Sherry McKuin and her young family. We took particular note of the traditional-with-an-edge kitchen. Let’s take a tour of the space, then scroll down to learn how to recreate the look. Photography by Laure Joliet, courtesy of Reath Design. Above: “The kitchen was a total gut,” says McKuin. “In keeping with the period of the house, it had been set off on…

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Net Zero By 2050: Achievable and Affordable

A net-zero global economy is technically and economically possible by the middle of this century. The technologies and business solutions needed to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero are already available or close to being brought to market. That is the encouraging conclusion of the latest report, Making Mission Possible, by the Energy Transitions Commission (ETC). Additionally, creating this net-zero global economy will provide significant social benefits to people all around the world. The transition to a zero-emissions economy will drive innovation and create new jobs. It will improve living standards—particularly in developing economies—through reduced air pollution, cheaper energy…

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Sustainable Shopping: High-Quality, Eco-Friendly Goods from San Francisco

In a time when everyone is searching for sustainable products that are just as effective as their chemical-filled counterparts, we admire Ardent, a family-owned business from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their goods range from homemade soap to water bottles and bags, with the shared feature of non-toxic and natural materials. As Ardent puts it, they sell “elevated everyday goods you can feel good about using.” Ardent practices what they preach in terms of running a sustainable company. They reuse all of their shipping peanuts from bulk supply shipments and encourage customers to reuse theirs as well. On their website,…

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