If you’ve got soot stains on your fireplace’s hearth or brick facade, we’ll walk you through how to clean fireplace brick to get rid of unsightly black discoloration and the smell of smoke.
Brick fireplaces are great, but they often look dated, dark, and dirty. Instead of living with that drab, sooty look, learn how to paint a brick fireplace to give your space some fresh new style.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains what to understand when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace
Warm weather has finally arrived! It’s time to head outside and give your house and landscape some TLC.
Ask This Old House mason, Mark McCullough, helps a homeowner update her concrete block, wood burning fireplace with a stacked stone veneer and a slab of stone.
Creating a safe wood-burning fireplace with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor
Upgrade your old wood burning fireplace with a more convenient gas fireplace insert.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a chipped brick in a fireplace surround.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor works with a professional chimney expert to repair a clay chimney and reignite an old fireplace with a gas log.
Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner turn a reclaimed mantel into a fireplace mantel.
Retrofit your wood-burning fireplace with safer glass fireplace doors.
Learn how to build DIY fireplace mantel and surround from stock lumber and moldings.
We rounded up our favorite ideas to help you update your fireplace for a more modern look.
Install a wood stove insert to increase efficiency and heat output from your fireplace.
Whether you want to heat your home or create a cozy aesthetic, an electric fireplace can be an affordable and low-maintenance option. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team looks at some of the best electric fireplaces available to help you select one that’s right for your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Adding a fireplace insert to a living room or other area of your home can help keep you warm and cut down on expensive heating bills. Keep reading for our recommendations on the best fireplace inserts. The products included in this article are available at various local home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.
Ferrying firewood to the hearth just got a lot easier with this durable cart.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and landscape contractor Jenn Nawada split firewood using a variety of techniques.
In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a homeowner’s sloppy fireplace surround with a clean, thin brick veneer.
A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.
DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse installs tile on her fireplace and surround.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough travels to Chicago to install a wood mantel on a homeowner’s 1980s contemporary fireplace.
Turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a pair of outdated, malfunctioning fireplace doors
Can you tile over a brick fireplace? Use a trowel thinset over the brick and then tile over it.
Don’t throw away your wood ash from your fireplace—read these tips for how to put it to good use in your home and garden.
A clean, well-maintained chimney will save you money and prevent trouble—and, yes, there are parts of the job you can do yourself.