dining room with oak strip flooring in dark stain finish, all about prefinished wood foors

All About Prefinished Wood Floors

With the classic good looks of solid wood in a DIY-friendly package, these floors are easy to love—and install

Kevin O'Connor outlines sun-blocking solutions for keeping a deck and home cool during the summer

How to Install a Shade Sail

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor has two simple sun-blocking solutions for keeping a deck and home cool during the summer

oversize blossom design on a porch floor

How to Paint Oversize Blossoms on Your Porch Floor

Decorate your outdoor sanctuary with a large floral design

Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck

How to Install a Cable Deck Railing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a cable railing on a deck in Greenwich Village, New York

light brown, recently-refinished deck with potted plants against two of the railings, and an outdoor couch at the far end

Revive a Beat-Up Deck

Coat cracked and dried-out boards with sand-impregnated paint to bring them back to life

pruning a large tree from the upper branches

How to Trim Back a Large Tree

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and certified arborist Matt Foti show how to trim back a wildly overgrown willow

demonstrating how to paint edges with a brush

How to Cut in Paint Edges with a Brush

Painting contractor Mark O'Lalor shares some time-saving painting tips

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