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How to Choose an Accent Wall

A pro painter's take on the design staple

How to Build an Indoor DIY Rock Climbing Wall

Thrill your kids with this easy-to-build, fully customizable rock climbing wall suitable for all ages. Climbing together as a family builds strength, increases flexibility, and improves coordination for everyone–from toddlers to adults. And it’s a fantastic way to stay active while having fun. Add one to your playroom, family room, attic, or home gym, and your home will be the most popular in the neighborhood.

Insulation Tips for Every Corner of Your Home

Keep your home cozy and save money with this round-up of our top insulation tips for your home.

How to Install Baseboards

Installing baseboard trim serves as a visual anchor for any room. Tom Silva shows how to install baseboard trim that becomes visual anchors for any room. Learn about joint requirements, cap molding, and what size nails you’ll need in this helpful guide.


Tips for Using Stone Wool Insulation

It’s efficient, easy to install, and incredibly effective; hear what Tom Silva has to say about this versatile insulation product.

Installing fiberglass insulation

How to Install Fiberglass Insulation

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows how to fill gaps and make a space cozier and energy efficient.

Choosing the right insulation

Things to Know About Choosing Insulation

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor


How to Remove Wallpaper Easily

Painter Jim Clark shares tips for cleanly removing the most stubborn wallpaper.

Mason explaining to homeowner how to use mortar as a brick hole filler.

How to Fill a Hole in a Brick Wall

We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.

Joe Ferrante sets tile in Ask This Old House

How to Set Tile

In this video, a TOH pro explains how to set ceramic tile in a subway pattern


How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room

Partitioning off a below-grade space with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva


How to Frame Out Basement Walls

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fur out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall

Tom Silva installs drywall on a ceiling

How to Hang Drywall on a Ceiling

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares tips for installing drywall overhead

How to Soundproof a Room

Learn how to soundproof a room from floor to ceiling using both simple and advanced methods.

How Build a DIY Faux Brick Wall

It’s hard not to love the look of exposed brick, but not everyone is lucky enough to have it in their home. Don’t worry; you can mimic the look with these tips.


How to Plaster Blue Board

Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board


How to Paint a Room in 13 Steps

What does it take and how much does it cost to paint a room? Watch our video and read our easy instructions on how to prep and paint like a pro.

S20 E8, Kevin O’Connor helps frame a shed

How to Frame a Shed

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor and mason Mark McCullough how to frame walls while rebuilding Mark’s chicken coop shed.

How to Frame a Corner

When framing wall corners, try this alternative approach that uses less material and is more energy-efficient.


How to Patch Small Holes in Walls

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.

How to Texture Paint: Give Walls an Artfully Rough Look

Want a rough texture paint look on your wall? Slather on colors drawn from nature, then smooth out the edges—no brush, no roller, just special effects.

How to Frame Out Basement Walls

Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.

S20 E3, Tom Silva shows Kevin O’Connor ways to patch a hole in drywall

How to Patch a Drywall Hole

General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.

old Ask episode, replace a wall tile

How to Replace a Wall Tile

In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile

4 Inexpensive Retaining Wall Ideas

We rounded up our best retaining wall ideas so you can plan your DIY landscaping project.


How to Retrofit Cellulose Insulation

In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to install cellulose insulation

How To Remove Wallpaper Border

Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove? Read this step-by-step guide to learn how to easily remove wallpaper borders from your walls.


How to Install a Tub Grab Bar

In this how-to video, create a safer bath with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva


How to Rebuild a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.

Tom Silva patches plaster

How to Patch Plaster

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster repair.

How to Hang a TV on Brick Wall

Can you mount a TV on a brick wall? Absolutely. But mounting a TV on brick does take more preparation, knowledge, and tools than installing one on drywall. This guide will show you how to hang a TV on a brick wall so you can make the most of your wall space and elevate your entertainment.

6 Common Paint Problems & How to Fix Them

Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.