This Old House master carpenter Norm Abram explains why builders don’t use 5/8-inch fire-code drywall throughout the entire house.
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 teaches a homeowner to patch small holes in her wall.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in drywall, covering holes of all shapes and sizes.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to fur out concrete basement walls to get them ready for drywall
In this how-to video, This Old House tile contractor Joe Ferrante replaces cracked ceramic tile
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to install cellulose insulation
Do you have an outdated wallpaper border that you want to remove?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.
Give your home a little more rustic character with these creative ways to add shiplap to your home.
In this how-to video, create a safer bath with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva makes a perfect-patch plaster repair.
Painter Jim Clark shares tips for cleanly removing the most stubborn wallpaper.
Dressing up a block wall with stone-veneer panels, with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a couple frame an opening between their kitchen and living room in a load-bearing wall.
Tom Silva explains what load bearing walls are, how to identify them, and what needs to be done in order to safely remove them.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely cut open up a wall.
Easily repair a hole in the wall of any size with these step-by-step instructions.
If you notice mold on a drywall surface in your home, try not to panic. The truth is that mold can happen anywhere and in any home. All it needs to grow is a source of moisture and an organic food source, and drywall can be an all-you-can-eat buffet. Read these steps on how to safely remove mold from your drywall.
This step-by-step guide will explain how to caulk baseboards in a way that creates neat edges and joints. There are also some tips for keeping things clean as you work. These steps apply to both paint and stain-grade baseboards installed against a painted surface.
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.
From start to finish, we show you how to give your interior walls a new personality in just one weekend.
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.
We share different types of insulation so you can select what works best for your home’s interior walls.
Read these 24 pro tips to ensure our walls and trim get a flawless finish.
Looking to go beyond plain-old smooth drywall? With a bit of effort, you can achieve a distinctive, textured look for your walls and ceilings that’s eye-catching, mood-setting, and personalized to your decorating tastes.