This Old House plumbing and heating contractor Richard Trethewey shows how to go with the flow by replacing a plugged-up aerator
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a dry well for a homeowner with drainage issues in his backyard.
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey explains the culprit behind damaged solar panels and how to prevent future damage
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva compares the qualities of different types of roofing materials
In this DIY Smarts project, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Birmingham, Alabama to install a sliding barn door in an open-concept loft apartment.
Jeff Sweenor shows apprentice Kevin Barker the extra steps he takes to clearly label locations of hinges, valves, fixtures, and studs for his subcontractors
Most people can recognize the difference between woods, for example plywood versus cedar. But the same can’t always be said for plastics. Richard takes a deep dive into the plastics being used for gas ventilation, and explains how to find out if the venting in your house is up to code—or past its prime.
Editor Chris Ermides and Architect Don Powers break down the many benefits of hiring an architect for your home remodel, from helping save time to potentially cutting costs. If you need extra funds to include an architect in your remodeling budget, consider a personal loan from Discover up to $35,000. Check your rate with no impact to your credit score.
Our plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey explains the general layout of the heating and cooling system in our Cape Ann project
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique demonstrates how to accurately match a paint color
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, mason Mark McCullough, and carpenter Nathan Gilbert share more home inspection nightmares
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner add some curb appeal using Victorian plants to match the design of his house
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor hand carve wooden serving utensils using leftover pine from a previous Build It project
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey travels to Los Angeles to learn about innovations being made to automatic water shutoff valves
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates the best way to build a fire in order to prevent smoke from filling up the room.
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner how to re-stain her mahogany deck.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to sharpen a knife
This Old House partnered with BFGoodrich® to hear what TOH general contractor Charlie Silva teaches his apprentices about the importance of reliable equipment—from safety gear and quality tools, to a dependable truck and all-terrain tires—both on the jobsite, and on the road getting there. To learn more about BFGoodrich® and their Tradesmen Support Program click here.
Jason Senior of J&R Senior Sheetmetal Inc. illustrates how he forms copper panels for a standing seam roof
Tom Silva and Jeff Sweenor illustrate how to make removable screens for a screened porch
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey travels to Orlando to diagnose and repair an HVAC system that is creating way too much humidity
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique gives a tutorial on how to set up and work with a paint sprayer
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the conversations a homeowner and a contractor should have before starting a renovation project
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva gives a general overview of a table saw and the best techniques to use it safely and effectively
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned by a face-down hot iron.
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey tests out a new smart stud finder
Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada helps a homeowner replace and improve foundation plantings that have been crushed by snow piles
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva adds structure to a porch in order to safely hang a swing
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and home technology expert Ross Trethewey discuss improvements to thermostats and how they contribute to comfort in a home