This Old House Starts Reno on a New England-Style Home in Newburyport, MA

This article appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of This Old House Magazine. To learn how to subscribe, click here. Set on a tree-lined street in the historic district of Newburyport, Massachusetts, close to downtown and a bustling waterfront where the Merrimack River meets the Atlantic Ocean, the 1902 house was in a perfect location, … Read more

Modern (and Beautiful) Ways to Use Wood Paneling

Wood paneling used only to be seen in decades-old TV reruns, forgotten basement hangouts, and rustic cabins. But the wall feature is making a resurgence these days, popping up in many savvy designers’ on-trend renovations. This renewed appreciation for a retro building material may leave many homeowners wondering if wood paneling is right for their … Read more

Early Black Friday Deals on Amazon

Holiday shopping can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite early Black Friday deals. By taking advantage of early sales, shoppers who want to take care of their loved ones can knock out their holiday shopping early. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched some of … Read more

How To Propagate New Plants From Pups

Propagating Aloe vera plants from pups is the easiest way to create new plants. Use these step-by-step instructions to transplant and grow pups from an existing plant. There are more plant propagation tutorials here for indoor and outdoor plants. Propagating Aloe Vera Aloe vera ~ also known as Aloe barbadensis The fastest and most reliable … Read more

The 9 Best Crib Mattresses of 2022

Safety, comfort, and value — and in that order — are key traits for parents seeking the best crib mattress. A safe mattress gives you peace of mind; comfort gives your baby (and you) a longer span to sleep soundly; and value matters, since a crib mattress won’t be a furnishing you need for the … Read more