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Fireplace How To & DIY

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


How to Replace Glass Fireplace Doors

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a pair of outdated, malfunctioning fireplace doors


How to Replace a Hearth with Slate Tile

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.

All About Fireplaces

Everything you need to know to understand this iconic home feature.

How to Tile a Hearth

Jazz up the buffer between the fire and the floor with colorful tiles


How to Install a Gas Fireplace

In this how-to video, This Old House host Kevin O'Connor discovers the benefits of a direct-vent gas fireplace

How to Reface a Fireplace Surround and Hearth

Here's how you can make your home more comfortable, attractive, and safe

Easy Mantel Makeover

Installing a ready-made mantel over a brick fireplace

Get More Heat from Your Fireplace and Wood Stove

Convert any fireplace or wood stove into a pellet stove