Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a pair of outdated, malfunctioning fireplace doors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.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains what to understand when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace
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.
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 demonstrates the best way to build a fire in order to prevent smoke from filling up the room.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough delicately restores a damaged historic fireplace that is built with custom, nearly irreplaceable bricks.
Our mid-century modern gets an iconic secondary heat source
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique updates a fireplace surround with a whitewashed look.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a chipped brick in a fireplace surround.
Planning to keep cozy this winter with a wood-burning fireplace or stove? When buying firewood, don’t be afraid to ask what species you’re getting
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough teaches apprentice Krysten how to reface a granite fireplace.
A first-time homeowner transforms a dated brick fireplace with two cans of gray paint—and some DIY artistry.
Ask This Old House host Kevin OConnor and expert Alan Davis walk through the best options for home fireplaces.
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.
Put this living area focal point to use with these creative ideas
Ferrying firewood to the hearth just got a lot easier with this durable cart.
A dingy hearth wall gets a new look with fresh finishes and light, bright storage
Upgrade your old wood burning fireplace with a more convenient gas fireplace insert.
Install a wood stove insert to increase efficiency and heat output from your fireplace.
Creating a safe wood-burning fireplace with This Old House host Kevin O'Connor
Jazz up your fireplace during its off-season with this stacked log illusion.
Our readers showed dozens of their stately and inviting hearths and mantels. Check out these inspiring fireplace remodels.
Turn down the household thermostat while warming your rooms, providing ambience, and reducing your energy bills.