How to Get Hot Water with a Recirculating Pump

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains how a recirculation line can save energy, money, and time.

How to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

If you've got some basic skills and a couple of handy friends, you too can build a grill island like this one. Here's the lowdown.

How to Choose a Bathroom Sink

Looking to swap out your old bathroom sink for a new one? Here are some things to consider before making your choice.
How to Clean a Clogged Faucet Aerator

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How to Clean a Faucet Aerator

This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to go with the flow by replacing a plugged-up aerator

How to Create a House HVAC Plan

Richard Trethewey demonstrates heat loss and gain to design a balanced HVAC system.
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Our 6 Best Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Picks (2024)

Looking for the best ductless mini-split air conditioner? Our guide covers today’s top models and what to look for when shopping.

'This Old House' Host Kevin O'Connor Shares DIY Tips on 'The Today Show'

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor joined Al Roker, Dylan Dreyer, and Jacob Soboroff of The Today Show to share some easy DIY home maintenance tips for the summer months.
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How to Fix a Gas Stove That Won’t Light

Dealing with a stove that won’t light or takes too long to ignite can be frustrating and unsafe. Rather than dealing with unburnt fuel making its way into your home or resorting to take-out because the stove won’t kick on, check out this guide on what to look for when trying to repair a stove that won’t light.
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How to Care for Your Lawn During a Drought

Periods of excessive temperatures with very little rain can cause extreme stress on your lawn, transforming what was once lush and green into a sparse mat of tired-looking browns and yellows. There’s good news though: There are ways to help your yard through these tough times, and we’ll show you how to care for your lawn during a drought.
How to Install an Urban Bluestone Patio

How to Install an Urban Bluestone Patio

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a bluestone patio in an urban backyard.
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The Top Tech Products to Shop for October Prime Day 2023

Whether you’re looking for a new speaker, headphones, fitness tracker, or any other tech product, October Prime Day is the perfect time to shop for a great deal.
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Why Does My Shower Drain Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

The smell of spoiled eggs doesn’t exactly bring to mind the thought of fresh, clean towels and a relaxing bath time experience. And no amount of candles can truly mask the odor. Luckily, there are ways to rid your bathroom of a shower drain that smells like rotten eggs. These are some of the easiest, most common methods for taking care of the problem.

Firework Safety: 9 Tips for Safely Celebrating the Fourth of July at Home

In many areas of the country, some form of consumer fireworks are legal. Learn how to protect yourself and your family if you're planning your own festival of lights this holiday.
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6 Best Washer-Dryer Combos (2024 Guide)

In this comprehensive review and guide, our team compares and analyzes the best washer-dryer combos for every space, budget, and lifestyle.

10 DIY Outdoor Furniture Ideas

Here are 10 ideas for deck and patio furniture you can make yourself—for both beginner and experienced woodworkers.
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How to Build a Round Patio with a Fire Pit

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds beautiful circular patio that features a chill-chasing fire pit
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How to Repair a Brick Patio

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook repairs a sunken brick patio.
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5 Best Insecticidal Soaps (2024 Guide)

Searching for the best insecticidal soap to safeguard your plants from invasive pests naturally? Our guide offers recommendations and tips.
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Best Dining Chairs (2024 Guide)

Are you looking for new dining chairs? Learn about the best dining chairs on Amazon to find the right set for your needs.

How to Install a Natural Stone Patio with Fire Pit

Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada installs a bluestone patio with a reclaimed granite fire pit
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­Our Favorite Products Seen at the National Hardware Show 2023

The National Hardware Show is where dozens of manufacturers worldwide showcase new tools and products, many carrying the promise of making DIY jobs easier and faster. Weaved in with the goofy gizmos are some new tools and products that sound promising. From hammers to hammocks, there’s a lot to see and test. Here’s a roundup of the most exciting products from this year’s show.
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How to Make Mason Jar Patio Lights

These charming lanterns brighten an evening barbecue spread, and they're a cinch to make from supplies you can pick up at the home center.
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How to Care for Wood Patio Furniture

Even though outdoor furniture is typically made of resilient hardwoods or naturally rot-resistant softwoods, it’s not immune to the elements. Here’s how to keep your deck or patio set in top form
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Our 7 Best Oven Picks (2024)

On the hunt for a new oven? We’ve reviewed the best ovens for every budget, household, and taste profile, plus answered common shopper questions.

How to Weatherstrip a Wood Door

Enhancing the energy efficiency of an old, drafty door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva