Kitchen How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our kitchen step-by-step tips & ideas.
Skip the kitchen design center and head to the paint department for a totally new look for your laminate countertops.
We show you the right materials and techniques to use to put up a tile backsplash in one afternoon.
Running electricity to your island shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if you’re taking out the existing cabinets.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor helps a homeowner apply a paint to update her kitchen tile backsplash
Here are step-by-step instructions to get the best kitchen under cabinet lighting for a range of tasks.
Like any appliance, your garbage disposal needs a good cleaning every once in a while, or you could end up with a breeding ground for harmful bacteria or mold. Follow this guide to learn how to easily clean your garbage disposal.
Whether you covet a grill and food-prep station on wheels or a built-in BBQ island with fridge and bar seating, don't hit the home center before reading our expert guide to creating a first-rate backyard cook spot.
Read this guide to learn how to avoid the inconvenience of a clogged drain by properly disposing of your cooking and frying oils.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows how to fix a badly jammed garbage disposal.
How to turn a bookcase into a kitchen island with fresh paint and a new top.
Norm Abram shows how to create easy access to items by building sliding kitchen shelves in a base cabinet.
Repairman Richie Isaacson shows host Kevin O'Connor how to maintain kitchen appliances
Choose the right paint and primer to give your kitchen cabinets a high-quality finish—without breaking your budget. This Old House painting expert Mauro Henrique shows host Kevin O’Connor the proper way to paint cabinets for a new, updated look.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner refinish his kitchen cabinets
In this video, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert upgrades a kitchen to have soft close cabinets.
Cutting granite for kitchen countertops whether indoors or outdoors—is a DIY-able job. But there are some caveats to consider before getting started.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace her kitchen faucet.
Using steam power is a popular, chemical-free method for cleaning a host of household surfaces, but how well does it work on gunky oven interiors? Read on to find out.
With the right tools and tips, removing a kitchen faucet doesn’t have to be a complicated task. Whether you’re replacing your faucet or repurposing it on a new sink, this step-by-step guide will explain just how to do it.
In this DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and carpenter Nathan Gilbert team up to help a homeowner retrofit a new dishwasher into an old kitchen.
Here’s how to fix leaks and clear clogs in your kitchen sink.
Stainless steel is prized for its sleek, modern appearance and durability, particularly in the kitchen, where everything from the sink to the fridge to the toaster may be made of this popular metal.
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows the proper way to replace an old kitchen faucet
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tricks for removing—and avoiding—stubborn disposer jams
This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante shows how to install a mosaic-tile backsplash
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the steps for installing a range vent hood.
Warm up the look of your kitchen with this easy-to-install surfacing.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains what foods should and should not go into garbage disposers.