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Before and After Kitchen: A Kitchen Makeover That Lets the Light In

Lose a wall, add windows, and reallocate adjacent space, then blend sparkling white surfaces with warm wood-tone accents. That’s the recipe for a bright, open kitchen made for family gatherings!

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Installing a Dishwasher in an Old Kitchen

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.

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Build It | French Rolling Pin

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor, turn a French-style rolling pin with an ornate detail in the center using a lathe.

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

From preparing your space to adjusting the doors, here's how to put your kitchen cabinets into place.

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How to Replace a Kitchen Sink

Ask This Old House Plumbing and Heating Expert Richard Trethewey explains how to replace a kitchen sink and faucet from start to finish.

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Finish Your Kitchen Remodel Punch List

Ask This Old House General Contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner wrap up a few small projects towards the end of her kitchen renovation.

The 5 Best Trash Cans (2022 Review)

Owning a high-quality trash can help you keep your home clean and fresh. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team outlines the five best trash cans on Amazon and reveals our experience using each product during our in-depth testing process. The products listed in this article are available at various home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.

The 4 Best Paper Towels (2022 Guide)

Paper towels help keep the surfaces in your home clean. To learn about the best paper towels on Amazon, read our review below, where we list our top four recommendations and detail the tests each roll underwent. The products listed in this article are available at various home improvement stores and online retailers like Amazon.

Marble Accent Trends to Try in Your Home

Love the look of marble? Read this guide to gain some stylish ideas for adding a touch of the luxe stone with fewer worries.

8 Ways to Make Your Refrigerator More Efficient

Follow these simple tips to keep your fridge operating in tip-top condition.

The 5 Best Coffee Makers (2022)

Coffee makers automate the coffee brewing process to deliver hot and delicious coffee in just minutes. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team researched the five best coffee makers to help you select a model that’s right for your kitchen. The products included in this article are available at various stores and online retailers like Amazon.

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How to Replace an Old Faucet

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shows the proper way to replace an old kitchen faucet

Before and After Kitchen: A Smart and Stylish Kitchen Makeover

"Everything must go!" needn’t be the battle cry for a renovation. By streamlining storage, freeing up prep stations, and creating a cohesive aesthetic, favorite focal points get a chance to truly shine.

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How to Choose and Maintain a Garbage Disposer

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey shares some tricks for removing—and avoiding—stubborn disposer jams

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How to Install Under-Cabinet Lighting and Power

Electrician Scott Caron helps a homeowner upgrade her kitchen with new LED lights and electrical outlets

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How to Replace a Tile Backsplash

This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante shows how to install a mosaic-tile backsplash

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How to Install Kitchen Cabinet Crown Molding

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares his secrets for producing tight-fitting mitered corner joints on crown molding

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

There's always a spike in demand for red home goods and small appliances this time of year. Here are our top Amazon picks for all the chefs, foodies, and coffee lovers in your life.

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How to Install a Range Vent Hood

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the steps for installing a range vent hood.

Restoring a Butcher-Block Countertop

When wood counters lose their good looks, here’s how to make them beautiful again, and keep them looking that way

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How to Choose a Countertop

This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey helps a homeowner select a new countertop

How to Make a DIY Butcher Block Countertop

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

All About Wood Countertops

From types of wood to maintenance, our experts help you weigh your options before putting in a wood kitchen countertop.

All About Pro-Style Ranges

Pick the right high end range for your space, cooking style, and budget.

Read This Kitchen Remodel Checklist

A four-phase plan for getting the kitchen you want while keeping costs down.

Remodeling a Tudor Revival Kitchen

One family’s goal in renovating their formerly dark, closed-off galley-style kitchen? Open up and let the sun shine in.

Preventing Leaks and Losses in the Kitchen

Dishwashers, sinks, disposals, and more—there are plenty of places where leaks can occur in the kitchen. TOH plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey checks in with a Travelers forensic engineer to help homeowners spot trouble before it starts.

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What Can and Can't Go Down a Garbage Disposer

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains what foods should and should not go into garbage disposers.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets & More

Transform the look of your cupboards with the right prep, primer, cabinet paint and bright ideas—on a budget.

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 Fix a Leaky Faucet

Learn about 4 types of faucets, what causes a faucet to drip, and how to repair them.

Two people holding an end grain cutting board made from scrap wood.
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How to Make an End Grain Cutting Board 

Turn a piece of scrap wood into a useful butcher block cutting board in 9 steps.