Giving your house a yearly checkup is one way to keep big repairs at bay. Here’s a 5-step plan for inspecting your home, from the pros at This Old House.
Each autumn, when the air turns brisk and the leaves begin to drop, it seems every beast in the wild kingdom wants to crash your pad. -thisoldhouse.com
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How to get the kitchen you want at a price you can afford with advice from the pros at This Old House.
Roommates are more than just a necessary evil for making rent—in fact, they can be kind of awesome (seriously!). Over at This Old Apartment we’re navigating all your rental woes. But let’s pause and reflect on why you’re better off living with other people… even if they’re weirdos. — Megan Baker, This Old House
When homeowners are looking for upgrades that will enhance the look of their home from the curb, they target all the obvious stuff: front door, siding, foundation gardens, and whatnot. But the upgrade you forgot: ROOFING. A new roof not only looks great, but also boosts the overall health of your home. Learn more on making the upgrade, including how YOU can win 16,700 sq ft. of Bellaforté Shake Roofing Material from DaVinci Roofscapes (ARV: $25,000) in The Great TOH Giveaway this year! (Enter daily thru 9/2!)
You should have seen the video for Al’s parody of Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” by now. If it feels like déjà vu, there’s good reason. It’s chock full of home improvement tasks the This Old House TV crew tackles all the time. Fear not, you too can be handy like Al. We’ve rounded up all the how-tos name dropped in the video for your DIY pleasure. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Our top trending kitchen storage ideas from thisoldhouse.com -Tabitha Sukhai
Springing for a box spring—let alone a headboard—can feel like burning Benjamins for humans. But anything for our pets! These little guys are sitting pretty with mini beds that put our bedroom suites to shame. Want in on the luxury?! Keep from sullying your nice pet-and-human living situation by entering our giveaway for an Arm & Hammer Clump and Seal Cat Litter prize pack now and celebrate Pets Week on ThisOldAPT to reap the sophisticated, furry benefits. —Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Got a landlord who hates your home improvement schemes? You don’t have to suffer another day in a charmless rental! We’ve rounded up eight amazing lease-friendly DIY upgrades. And, yes, you can take them with you. RELATED: Check out This Old APT for more ideas.—Katelin Hill, This Old House magazine
Get away without going away! These Step-by-Step projects will help you turn your backyard into an instant vacation. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
This Old House is celebrating 35 years on public television, while the TOH spinoff show Ask This Old House celebrates 300 episodes. After all these years of teaching YOU, though, even our skilled professionals learn a thing or two while shooting. Here are their top 10 home-improvement lessons. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com DID YOU KNOW: You can catch full episodes of TOH and ATOH online? No charge.
The most-requested information on ALL of our social media channels? “How to Grow a Vegetable Garden.” Here, we assemble our top DOs and DON’Ts to get you started with your harvest. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com Here’s the FULL Get-Started Guide to Vegetable Gardening that we deployed to our subscribers this morning!
Easy ways to amp up the organization in your bedroom closets or turn the space into something else entirely (like a miniature laundry or mudroom). Let us show you what we mean. RELATED: Read This Before Your Redo Your Bedroom Closets
Who woulda guessed? Check out these crazy and clever DIY ideas of random materials (driftwood! piano parts!) that actually make for cool coatracks. -Brittany Pearlman, thisoldhouse.com
A well-curated bookshelf does a lot for your home, your mind, and your mood. For some, a standalone bookcase or built-in storage unit is just too blah. Here are some interesting pieces of furniture that boast your bookish ways…and big brain. -Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
Don’t expect to see your regular bricks and mortar here. People are whipping up building materials out of urine and blood. No, really. Read on to be mostly amazed and a little disgusted. --Elizabeth Lilly, thisoldhouse.com
You know you can refinish your hardwood floors. You know you can paint. But there are dozens of small improvements you can make that pack a big punch. Here are 7 daring and unique upgrade ideas for truly adventurous DIYers. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com NEW AT TOH: Upgrade Ideas From Our Favorite Bloggers
When you were a kid, a handmade Valentine’s Day card did the trick. Now that you’re all grown up, you might find that nothing says romance quite like ditching the store-bought goods for a return to your DIY roots. Here are 6 popular This Old House Step-by-Step projects (complete with tools lists, shopping lists, and all the information you need) to help you create a truly memorable gift for your Valentine. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
Icicles may be pretty but they can tear off gutters, loosen shingles, and cause water to back up into your house. Here are prevention tips, fast fixes, and long-term repairs from the pros at TOH.
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From the latest installment of TOH’s Home Inspection Nightmares (often imitated, never duplicated!) here are some of the dumbest DIY moves ever,
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