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.
Learn what causes the peskiest paint problems—and how to fix and avoid them in the future.
Painting expert Mauro Henrique shows Kevin O’Connor how to handle cracks in plaster and drywall.
Transform your basement into a more multifunctional space by adding walls.
Jeff Sweenor shows apprentice Kevin Barker the extra steps he takes to clearly label locations of hinges, valves, fixtures, and studs for his subcontractors
Tom Silva shows Kevin O'Connor the differences between drywall installation and plastering over blue board
We show you how to fill a hole in a brick wall with mortar, matching bricks, and tools you can rent.
Not willing to commit to traditional wall coverings? These bold patterns are temporary, removable options printed on high-quality woven material
Pro painter Nick Slavik uses a tried-and-true 3-step process to get rid of wallpaper. He takes you along on a job to show you how it's done
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the options for insulation with host Kevin O’Connor
A large Scandi-inspired stencil pattern and a soft two-tone paint palette offer a fresh take on the wallpaper look
Sunny yellows, soothing blues, revved-up reds...every color has an innate character. That may be why the hues we’re most at home with reflect traits of our own
When you’re hanging a shelf or TV, you’ll need to find the studs in your wall. As part of the Ask TOH Tips from the Pros series, Tom Silva reveals simple, low-tech ways to get the job done
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner hang a large mirror on the stone chimney above his fireplace
It’s efficient, easy to install, and incredibly effective; hear what Tom Silva has to say about this versatile insulation product.
These three hints can help you prolong your brush’s life and save some wear and tear
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.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique teaches a homeowner the basics of painting a room perfectly.
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.
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.
Norm sees the decorative brackets being used on the exterior and learns why polyurethane is a better choice than PVC stock for this application