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How to Install a Garbage Disposal

Garbage disposals are a helpful tool to help prevent pesky kitchen odors, as well as stop food from going down the pipes and causing plumbing issues. Watch as Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey demonstrates how to install a garbage disposal in your kitchen.

Installing Flooring or Cabinets: Which Comes First?

Should you install a kitchen floor before the cabinets?

Running Electricity to Your Kitchen Island

Running electricity to your island shouldn’t be too difficult, especially if you’re taking out the existing cabinets.

How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting

Here are step-by-step instructions to get the best kitchen under cabinet lighting for a range of tasks.


How to Install a Fireback Behind a Kitchen Stove

Tom and Charlie Silva install a heavy fireback on the tiled wall behind the kitchen stove

Kevin O’Connor shows a quartz countertop

How to Install a Quartz Countertop

Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor learns how quartz countertops are manufactured and then helps install one in a homeowner’s kitchen.

How to Make a DIY Butcher Block Countertop

Warm up the look of your kitchen with this easy-to-install surfacing.

How To Build a DIY Breakfast Bar

Read our guide to learn how to add more counter space to your kitchen with a breakfast bar.

How to Install a Kitchen Sink

From costs to tools and plumbing, here’s what to do for a new kitchen sink installation.

Installing sliding doors for a pantry.

How to Install Bypass Pantry Doors

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Missouri to install a set of bypass doors for a pantry.


Replacing a Kitchen Sink

Give your kitchen a quick update by replacing an old kitchen sink with a new one. Watch as Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner update a kitchen sink.

Cook Up a Great Outdoor Kitchen

Been hankering for an open-air cooking area? Here, our guide to the ingredients it takes to make a five-star space

How to Install a Soapstone Countertop

This traditional kitchen topper is easy for a do-it-yourselfer to install

How to Install a Solid-Surface Backsplash

Save money and sharpen your DIY skills by learning how to install a solid-surface backsplash.

How to Hang Kitchen Cabinets

The right way to put up cabinets with tight joints, flush frames, and perfectly aligned doors

Installing Decorative Tiles

How to avoid filling their nooks and crannies with grout

How to Replace a Dishwasher

In this how-to video, learn to install a dishwasher with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey

Outdoor Kitchens

Why run back and forth to the house when you can move everything you need outside?