Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your wall.
Cement backerboard is a durable and reliable building material option. In this guide, we breakdown when and how to use it.
Moisture is one of the home’s worst enemies. It can lurk in almost any area, especially in bathrooms, kitchens, crawl spaces, attics, walls, and basements. Vapor and moisture barriers are a way to control moisture and keep mold and corrosion at bay.
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.
All grout formulas fall into just two basic categories: traditional cement-based ones or newer resin-based types. Use this guide to help you decide which type is the best for your project, your budget, and your skills.
This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram explains why builders don’t use 5/8-inch fire-code drywall throughout the entire house.
Here’s how to create the effect of shiplap by installing plywood panels to walls inside your home.
Learn how to build an exterior wall assembly that is air-tight, manages moisture, and provides an R-value that goes beyond the code.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps homeowners dress up their dining room walls using stock molding from the home center
Electrician Scott Caron hangs a flat-screen TV on the wall and conceals all the wiring
Stock trim arranged to mimic paneling adds character to a bland master bedroom without breaking the bank
Dress up your plain-Jane walls with stylish trim that also guards against scuffs and scratches. This Old House helps you get the look you want at a price you can afford.
Ideas and inspiration to help you select, plan, and install wainscoting.
Remodeling with adobe can make a house look as good as it did when it was first built.
Line a room with wallpaper and you have instant decoration.
If you can't get a perfectly tight fit between the sheets, you can at least hide the evidence
Follow step-by-step as This Old House's Tom Silva installs a Victorian-era enhancement
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.
Painting and decorating contractor John Dee's step-by-step method for a well-clad wall.
Landscape contractor Roger Cook explains how to build a wall that will stand up to almost anything thrown at it.