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How to Build a Simple Mudroom Bench

In just a few hours, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor turn a single sheet of MDF into a piece of furniture that provides both storage and seating.

S20 E3, Tom Silva shows Kevin O’Connor ways to patch a hole in drywall

How to Patch a Drywall Hole

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.

S20 E3, Jenn Nawada discusses ground covers

18 Low-Maintenance Ground Covers for Any Type of Yard

Landscaping expert Jenn Nawada explains how ground cover plants are a creative alternative to rocks and mulch, and then tells us about some of her favorite varieties.

Fall Lawn Treatment: 7 Musts for Your Yard

Take note of these helpful tips that your lawn needs before the onset of winter.

Tankless Water Heaters: What You Need to Know Before You Buy

Tired of running out of hot water? That’s not a problem with one of these compact, ultra-efficient units that heat water as you need it. Here’s what you need to know about choosing, installing, and living with a tankless water heater.

9 Problem-Solving Home Improvement Products to Try

Check out these cool home upgrades and problem-solving product picks.

How to Get Rid of Mice

When temperatures begin to drop in the fall, mice start hunting for a warm place to spend the winter (and multiply!). Read on for tips on how to keep mice out of your home.

Fall 2021, Build It Cooler Bench, Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor toast the finished cooler bench

Build It | Cooler Bench

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build an outdoor bench that doubles as a cooler using cedar and copper.

What’s New: Summer Tools for Your Home

A new crop of warm-weather problem-solvers for your home.

All About the Lie-Nielsen No. 102 Low-Angle Block Plane

The No. 102 low-angle block plane has a permanent place in Tom Silva’s tool belt. Here’s why.