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Everything to Know About Dog Doors

This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. Energy saver To help keep warm air from escaping, pick a dog door sealed with gaskets and weatherstripping. Shown: PetSafe Extreme Weather Aluminum Pet Door, from $130; PetSafe While most homeowners wouldn’t trade their dog for the world, having a furry family member means dealing with some inconveniences. A daily one: getting up to open the door every time your pup wants to go out. A dog door minimizes that hassle. But people often hesitate to add one because they…

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Steal This Look: A Gallery-Like Living Room in Massachusetts

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Remodeling 101: Romance in the Bath: Built-In vs. Freestanding Bathtubs

Freestanding baths have a reputation for being more luxurious, perhaps because older freestanding tubs, often called soaker tubs, tended to be long and deep so bathers could easily immerse themselves in the water. Now, it’s easy to find both freestanding and built-in tubs that are long and deep, so there’s no reason to think of a claw-foot tub as being more luxurious. Tip: If you’re planning on bathing à deux, get a tub with the faucets and overflow in the middle, rather than at the end, so you can both recline comfortably (with nothing digging into your backs) as you…

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All About Storm Windows

This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. Until double-pane windows became popular in the 1970s, the only way homeowners could improve the thermal performance of drafty, single-pane units was to add exterior storm windows. For the more than 40 million homes that still have single-glazed windows, adding storms continues to be a smart way to protect the main sashes from weather, block out traffic sounds, and improve energy performance­—for less than the cost of replacement windows. When added to handsome original windows worth preserving, they can uphold…

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Brightening Up a 1930s Tudor Revival

This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click here to learn how to subscribe. With nearly every interior surface refreshed, the living room retains its original ceiling beams and carved-oak fireplace surround. Past the French doors, a former sunroom now serves as homeowner Katherine Breese’s home office. Paint: Benjamin Moore’s Calm (walls ), Shale (trim), Nantucket Gray (ceiling), Cromwell Gray (beams); Chandelier: Barn Light Electric Tim Lee Often the evocative exterior of an old house hooks us, but the interior doesn’t prove to be as much of a catch. That’s what Katherine and John…

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Creative Home Gym Storage for Small Spaces

If you think your living space is too small to include a home gym, think again. All you need is a well-organized storage system to keep your fitness equipment in a centralized place. When it’s time for your daily workout, your gear will be right where you need it to be—and there won’t be any excuse for not getting started! Read on for tips on how to store your exercise equipment efficiently. Ways to Store Your Workout Equipment A cart with casters Like to keep your gym stuff hidden? Store everything on a handy cart with casters, so you can…

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