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.
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.
A clean, well-maintained chimney will save you money and prevent trouble—and, yes, there are parts of the job you can do yourself.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a chipped brick in a fireplace surround.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares
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.
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.
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.
Creating a safe wood-burning fireplace with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor
We break down the different types of gas fireplaces, questions to consider, key features, and costs.
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.
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 researched the five best electric fireplaces available on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail 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.
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.