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Ceiling How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our ceiling step-by-step tips & ideas.

S12 E6, Tom Silva replaces Kevin O’Connor’s skylight

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 Build a Wood Beam Ceiling

Use these directions to add character to your home by installing wood beams to your ceiling.


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 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