Mother’s Day Gift Guide (2023)
Whether you’re shopping for Mom, Grandma, or another mother in your life, we have you covered. From gardening accessories to power tools, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Find Last-Minute Holiday Deals on Gifts for the Home
If you’re a last-minute shopper looking for that perfect gift for the DIYer in your life, we have you covered with these great deals on Amazon home products.
Tips for Getting Your House Ready for the Holidays
Are you hosting the family gathering this year? Here are a few ways to whip your house into shape so you won’t have to worry about mishaps arising while guests are visiting.
7 Electrical Safety Tips for Holiday Lights
Master electrician Heath Eastman shows host Kevin O’Connor what he needs to know about holiday light safety.
Ask TOH Celebrates Their Fathers as Mentors
Ask This Old House team members talk about how their fathers shaped their lives and careers.
Build It | Christmas Ornaments
Host Kevin O’Connor meets general contractor Tom Silva in the workshop playing with his new favorite toy—the lathe. Tom demonstrates how he uses it to turn custom wooden holiday ornaments perfect for the tree or give as a festive gift.
The 5 Best Christmas Ornaments (2023 Guide)
Christmas ornaments help you and your family celebrate the holiday season. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best Christmas ornaments on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
The 5 Best Artificial Christmas Trees (2023 Guide)
Artificial Christmas trees get you into the holiday spirit. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best artificial Christmas trees on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home.
How to Safely Hang Outdoor Christmas Lights
In this DIY Smarts, This Old House Master Electrician Heath Eastman helps a homeowner safely install a variety of Christmas lights.
Everything You Need to Know About Christmas Trees
Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada discusses the various types of Christmas trees.
Home Holiday Nightmares
Kevin O’Connor, Richard Trethewey, Heath Eastman, and Mark McCullough recount hilarious stories of holiday mishaps.
Fourth of July Deals: Backyard Furniture, Gifts, Grills & More
Are you planning a small outdoor gathering this summer with close friends and family? We’ve rounded up our favorite items—from grills to patio furniture and pool accessories—that are certain to make your Fourth of July soirée one to remember.
All About Christmas Tree Maintenance
You don’t need to have a green thumb to keep your Christmas tree alive, but there are a few tricks that may help make it last all season-long.
Father’s Day Gift Guide (2023)
Need that perfect gift for Dad? From grills to power tools to the latest smart tech, our Father's Day Gift Guide has something for everyone.
Alternative Gifts for Valentine’s Day
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada discusses alternatives to flower bouquets that make great gifts.
Gingerbread House Kit Shopping Guide
Make easy work of building your old gingerbread house, thanks to these handy kits from Wilton
How to Make a Pinecone Wreath
Need some quick front-door decor? A ring crafted from pinecones you foraged—or bought, if your yard’s in short supply—with a grapevine wreath as a base takes minutes to make and will last till the new year (and beyond)
How to Host Thanksgiving: Prep and Clean Up Tips
Read these 7 easy tips to make hosting Thanksgiving at your home less stressful this holiday season.
Top 5 DIY Decorations for Halloween
Check out our most popular decorating ideas for the upcoming holiday
Thanksgiving Tablescape | Guest-Ready Home
Get this look with a little help from Target and Target.com
The Best Pumpkin Carving Tools
We’ve rounded up the top 10 pumpkin carving tools you need to make a prize-winning masterpiece.
Secret Santa at Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and landscape contractor Roger Cook exchange a variety of tools as gifts for Secret Santa
How to Prevent Holiday Fires
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor travels to UL Laboratories to learn about preventing fires from holiday decorations.
How To Etch Leaves Into Pumpkins With a Rotary Tool
This elegant pattern works all season long, from Halloween to Thanksgiving!
Happy Holidays from This Old House
The cast of This Old House and Ask This Old House prepare for a holiday celebration
How to Dog Proof Your Home for the Holidays
Use these 8 dog safety tips during the holidays to keep your canine companion happy and safe.
5 Things to Know Before You Hang Holiday Lights Outside
For a spectacular display that's merry and bright—and doesn't blow a fuse—follow these five tips from lighting pros
Creative Holiday Greenery Decorating Ideas
Beyond evergreen, there are a handful of other festive plants you can use for garlands, wreaths, table settings and more.