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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 (2022 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 (2022 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 Choose the Right 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 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.

old Ask episode, replace a wall tile
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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

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.

Amazing Shiplap Wall Ideas

Give your home a little more rustic character with these creative ways to add shiplap to your home.

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How to Install a Tub Grab Bar

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

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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
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How to Patch Plaster

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

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How to Remove Wallpaper Easily

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

How To Drill Through Ceramic Tile With Ease

With the right tile drill bit, you’ll be able to drill into ceramic without cracking it. Read our guide to learn how.

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How to Cover a Concrete Wall with Stone Veneer

Dressing up a block wall with stone-veneer panels, with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook