Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner remove stubborn creosote from a brick fireplace.
Plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner supplement their living room heat by installing a wood-burning insert in their existing fireplace.
A blah brick hearth gets a cheery cottage-style refresher with some clever DIY woodwork and a high-contrast paint job
Unsightly cracked and crumbling mortar can be fixed in minutes with a few simple tools. Read on the see how you can quickly repoint a brick fireplace.
Follow these steps to renovate an old, unsafe chimney with an easy-to-install stainless steel liner.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner build a custom fireplace mantel.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to beautify an old, ugly brick fireplace.
Jazz up the buffer between the fire and the floor with colorful tiles. Here’s how to retile a hearth.
Use reclaimed clay chimney pots to improve your fireplace draw or enhance your landscape.
Paint expert Mauro Henrique helps a homeowner tackle a controversial project: painting an exposed brick fireplace.
Create a firewood rack that fits your storage needs using simple 2x4 construction. This pressure-treated rack will last for years outside. And paired with a cover, it will keep your firewood dry and ready to use in fireplaces, pizza ovens, or firepits.
Relaxing in front of a fire is an enjoyable experience as long as it’s safe. Read this guide to prevent hazards and ensure that your chimney is in good working condition this winter.
Mason Mark McCullough shows host Kevin O’Connor some common issues with brick chimneys and how to repair them.
As the fall season begins, there are a few maintenance tasks to pay attention to around the house. Here are six ways to prepare your yard and home for the cooler season.
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner replace an old set of fireplace doors for a fresh new look and improved safety.
Jeff Sweenor and Kevin O’Connor install floating white oak shelves and a floating mantle
Many homeowners see the fireplace as the heart of their home, especially in the fall and winter, when it’s hard to resist gathering around the warmth and glow emanating from a cozy fire. Read this guide to understand the steps for maintaining your fireplace to keep it functioning safely and properly for years to come.
To maintain the chimney flues that safely channel smoke and fumes from fuel-burning appliances to the outside, they should be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.
Learn why one wood is better than another, the differences between hardwood and softwood, and safety tips for your wood-burning appliance.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner turn a reclaimed mantel into a fireplace mantel.
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.
Whether you want to heat your space or create a cozy atmosphere, an electric fireplace is an affordable and low-maintenance option. In this review, we take a look at the best electric fireplaces on the market.
A new soapstone wood burning stove gets installed in the family room.
DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse shows how to build custom shelving units around an existing fireplace mantel for a custom, built-in look.
Watch DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse, as she covers phase one of her fireplace wall makeover and upgrades her mantel with new molding.
DIY Expert & House One editor Jenn Largesse installs tile on her fireplace and surround.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a fire pit kit in this DIY Smarts project.