Ceiling How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our ceiling step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Texture a Ceiling
If you’re tired of the same old flat surface or dealing with a ceiling full of imperfections, repairs, or uneven surfaces, a textured ceiling may be the way to go. Texture can add character and depth to the room, making it an excellent final touch on a renovation project.
How to Patch a Hole in a Textured Ceiling
After some electrical work, This Old House paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner patch a hole left in a textured ceiling.
How to Build a Wood Beam Ceiling
Use these directions to add character to your home by installing wood beams to your ceiling.
How to Size and Install a Ceiling Fan
A step-by-step guide to help you choose the right ceiling fan for your space and put it into place.
Adding Crown Molding to a Coffered Ceiling
This Old House home builder Jeff Sweenor explains how he trimmed out the coffered ceiling of our Westerly project
How to Flatten a Textured Ceiling
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique smooths over a textured ceiling using joint compound
How to Patch a Plaster and Lathe Ceiling
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked plaster ceiling in an older home
Paint a Single, Bold Stripe
One wide swath of color can create a fresh, clean look that highlights a room’s best assets
How to Replace a Skylight
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs a new skylight into an existing roof opening
Antique Home Decor: 20 Easy Ideas
These modern versions of old world home accents give the same look without the wait (or cost).
How to Install a Ceiling Fan on a Cathedral Ceiling
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor and electrician Scott Caron head to Denver to install a fan on a cathedral ceiling
3 Ways to Remove Popcorn Ceiling
Consider these tips when deciding between scraping, covering, or skimming to remove your dated popcorn ceiling.
How to Replace a Leaking Skylight
Installing a new skylight into an existing opening with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
How to Repair Ceiling Drywall
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to permanently patch a damaged and cracked ceiling.
Finding and Restoring Hidden Plaster Details
In an act of upside-down residential archaeology, the This Old House TV crew reveals—and rebuilds—historical plaster details entombed above a false ceiling
How to Build a Coffered Ceiling
Apply basic carpentry techniques to primed boards and molding to add a formal, elegant touch to any room
How to Install a Skylight
TOH general contractor Tom Silva shows how new designs and better flashing make for a watertight roof window
Decorative Crown Molding
In this step-by-step video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best way to install decorative trim to the joint between wall and ceiling.
How to Cut Crown Molding Inside Corners
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to enhance a room with easy-to-install crown molding using plastic clips and caulking to finish.
All About Crown Molding
Highlighting the transition between walls and ceiling, this decorative trim adds character to even the plainest rooms
Beautify Your Home With Crown Molding and Other Trim Upgrades
Add character to plain rooms with crown molding, baseboards, wainscoting and more
Quick, Cheap, and Effective Plaster Repair
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates a great product for plaster repair
How to Cut Crown Molding
Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for cutting crown molding precisely to create a scarf joint and outside corners.
How to Hang Drywall on a Ceiling
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for installing drywall overhead
How to Repair a Plaster Ceiling
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a cracked plaster ceiling
How to Hang a Tin Ceiling
In less than a weekend, turn your blank ceiling into an architectural showpiece of pressed metal.
How to Install Crown Molding: Cut, Cope & Hang
From measuring to cutting to coping, discover how to easily install crown molding and add sculptural interest to your rooms.
A single length of molding spanning a wall is best, but when you have to use a second piece, use this technique to hide the gap
How to Install a Ceiling Fan
Looking to upgrade your ceiling fan? Read this step-by-step guide to putting in a versatile and stylish fixture.