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The 5 Best Poster Frames (2023 Review)

Posters are popular wall decorations in bedrooms, living rooms, basements, and other spaces. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best poster frames 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.

Modern Ways to Use Wood Paneling

Forget Grandma’s rumpus room with the floor-to-ceiling faux wood, circa 1970. While today’s version of wood paneling takes a cue from the decade that made it famous, there’s much more to it than just wood grain and knots. This guide to modern wood paneling will shine some light on this once-taboo DIY topic.

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.

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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.

S21 E5, Kevin O’Connor learns about restoring antique wallpaper
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Understanding Antique Wallpaper Restoration

Kevin O’Connor heads to the Franklin Pierce home in New Hampshire to learn what it takes to restore antique wallpaper.

Installing fiberglass insulation
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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
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Things to Know About Choosing Insulation

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

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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.
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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
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How to Set Tile

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

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.

S20 E14, Mauro Henrique teaches Kevin O’Connor about repairing plaster
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How to Repair Cracks in Plaster Walls

Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.

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How to Frame Walls for a Basement Room

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

S20 E27, Nathan Gilbert mounts a flat-screen TV
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How to Mount a Flat Screen TV

In this DIY Smarts project, This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert walks host Kevin O’Connor through everything he needs to know about mounting a TV.

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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
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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.

The 5 Best Wallpapers (2023 Review)

If you’re looking to change up the look of the rooms in your home, there’s no easier way than adding wallpaper. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wallpapers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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How to Plaster Blue Board

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

The 5 Best Peel and Stick Wallpapers (2023 Review)

Ideal for DIY projects and temporary home decorating, peel and stick wallpaper lets you transform your bedroom or home office without committing to a permanent design. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best peel and stick wallpapers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you and your home. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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How to Install Floating Shelves and Mantel

Jeff Sweenor and Kevin O’Connor install floating white oak shelves and a floating mantle

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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.

How to Frame a Corner

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

Fire-Rated Drywall: Is It Worth It?

This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram explains why builders don’t use 5/8-inch fire-code drywall throughout the entire house.

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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 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
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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.

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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.

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How to Retrofit Cellulose Insulation

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