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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.


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.

How to Make an End Grain Cutting Board 

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

Read This Before You Put in a Pantry

Here’s how to select or build kitchen pantry shelving that works for you.

The 5 Best Knife Sharpeners (2022)

A dull knife is dangerous to use as it requires more pressure to cut food, increasing the risk of the knife slipping and injuring its user. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team investigates and tests the best available knife sharpeners on Amazon to help you get a knife that delivers a clean cut with every use.

The 5 Best Dishwashers on Amazon (2022 Review)

A dishwasher is a useful household appliance that saves you time by cleaning your dirty plates, bowls, cups, and silverware for you. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best dishwashers on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

4 Dishwasher Hacks for Cleaner Dishes

Does silverware go up or down in the dishwasher? Is liquid detergent just as good as powder? We list some dishwasher secrets that’ll help your dishes achieve a deeper clean.

All About Ceramic Subway Tile

Add visual interest in your bathroom or kitchen with this versatile household staple.

10 Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Ideas

Our favorite how-to guides to help inspire your next kitchen cabinet makeover without replacing your existing cabinets while staying within budget.

How to Refinish Cabinets Without Sanding

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.

How to Paint a Faux-Marble Countertop

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.

How to Clean a Glass Stovetop

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.

All About Kitchen Vent Hoods

An essential partner to your range, kitchen hood vents are workhorses that help keep your air clean. Here’s how to choose the right one.

Subway Tile Style: Find the Right One For You

Are subway tiles going out of style? The answer: No. Choose from a wide range of colors, patterns and accents to give your bathroom or kitchen a fresh makeover.

Person holding up new drawers before slides are installed.

How to Install Drawer Slides

In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.

What to Do If Your Fridge Stops Cooling

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.

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

From knowing how to prep to finding the best paint for cabinets, here’s some helpful advice on bringing your kitchen back to life without breaking your budget.

How to Install a Kitchen Sink

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


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

How to Remove Old Grout

If the grout in your kitchen or bathroom is chipped, moldy, or just no longer working for you, it may be time to replace it. Follow our guide for removing it manually or with a power tool.


Reattach an Undermount Kitchen Sink

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey uses undermount sink adhesive to reattach a stainless steel kitchen sink to a granite countertop.

Kitchen Faucet Parts: Everything You Need to Know

Your kitchen faucet is one of the most-used parts of your kitchen. Whether you’re buying or looking to replace parts, here’s what you need to know about it.

How a House Fire Spreads

It only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to turn into a full-blown life-threatening fire. We break down the sequence of events in a typical kitchen fire to show how quickly the devastation can spread.

9 Galley Kitchen Design Tips

Use your galley kitchen more efficiently with these layout and space saving ideas.

Before and After: A Sleek and Smart Kitchen Remodel

A room-swap and expansion allow for a hardworking island and for rustic-modern cabinetry that provides a place to store every last thing.

How to Get a Sparkling Clean Microwave

It’s super easy to clean this gadget, no matter the level the filth. Follow these easy directions for getting your microwave sparkling clean.

3-Room Remodels That Transform the Home

Exploring three beautiful room remodels to show you how far your budget, style, and DIY skills can go to transform a space, with This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse.