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.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner replace her kitchen faucet.
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.
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 host Kevin O'Connor helps a homeowner refinish his kitchen cabinets
How to turn a bookcase into a kitchen island with fresh paint and a new top.
Repairman Richie Isaacson shows host Kevin O'Connor how to maintain kitchen appliances
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.
Norm Abram shows how to create easy access to items by building sliding kitchen shelves in a base cabinet.
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.
Read our guide to learn how to add more counter space to your kitchen with a breakfast bar.
Turn a piece of scrap wood into a useful butcher block cutting board in 9 steps.
Want to save time on a kitchen update? Consider painting your kitchen cabinets without having to sand them first. Read our tips to learn how.
Wondering if you can create a marble effect on your laminate surface? Read these steps to discover what you need to make marble countertop paint for much less.
Restore the spotless, shiny surface to your smooth stovetop without creating unsightly scratches. Review our guide to learn how to clean your glass stovetop the right way.
In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.
Is your refrigerator no longer staying cool? There are a number of reasons why your fridge may be quitting on you. Read our guide to help diagnose and fix your fridge.