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How to Swap the Swing of an Entry Door

Changing your door from a right-hand swing to a left-hand swing can be a fairly easy task, as long as it’s the same height on both sides, and you’re okay with the inside face of the door becoming the outer face. Watch Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert as he helps general contractor Tom Silva change the swing of an entry door.

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How to Replace a Mailbox Post

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner install a new curbside mailbox

Power vacuum used to get rid of leaves on a yard.
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Best Tools to Pick Up Leaves

From power vacuums to leaf blowers, we share different tools you can use to get rid of fallen leaves in your yard.

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How to Upgrade a Steel Lamppost

Use a PVC column kit and trim to create an architectural detail that shines day or night.

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How to Install a New Storm Door in an Old Opening

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva hangs a new storm door in an old opening

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How to Resize an Exterior Door

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva trims a front door that’s getting caught on a homeowner’s entry rug

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How to Upgrade a Concrete Urban Patio

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook transforms an old, ugly city slab into an urban oasis

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Driveway Edging: Installing Belgian Blocks

Adding a neat row of Belgian block stones to each side of an asphalt driveway will boost its curb appeal while also providing a clear visual aid as you back out or pull in. Here’s how to install one.

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How to Install a Prehung Exterior Door

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes quick work of replacing an old door.

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How to Replace Sidelights on a Front Door

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva replaces a pair of sidelights on a front door with new, insulated ones

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How to Install a Bluestone Landing on a Front Entry

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook upgrades an old brick with bluestone slabs

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How to Repair a Rusted Wrought Iron Railing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva rebuilds a corroded, unsafe railing.

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How to Choose Materials for a Stone Wall

Discovering the wide world of stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Install Exterior Trim Around a Stone Chimney

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to custom-fit PVC trim to a stone surface

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Making Modern Windows Work in a Historic Home

The trick to renovating a historic home is to use replacement windows with authentic period details, like Marvin Windows

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How to Build a Pathway Lamppost

Pick up some stock cedar and a hanging lantern to construct a custom garden fixture

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How to Replace a Mailbox

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook delivers advice on proper mailbox placement