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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Check out some of the world’s craziest frozen creations, from a massive snow castle to a functional bedroom made completely of ice
…and none of them are “in-laws come to visit.” Keep the “happy” in “happy holidays” by making sure your don’t fall victim to these common (but preventable) Christmastime dangers. SEE ALL: 11 Common Holiday Hazards and How to Avoid Them
Every year, around holiday time, This Old House magazine editors handpick the TOH Top 100: Best New Home Products. Here are a few cool tools that would make any DIYer happy this holiday season. SEE ALL: TOH Top 100> Best New Home Products of 2013
The guests are arriving any day now, but the to-do list is endless. Here are 5 simple repairs you’ve been putting off, but can actually finish off in less than an hour. And, go! -thisoldhouse.com
Save yourself a trip to the store and some money, too, by trying these smart work-arounds for common home-related gripes. RELATED: 35 Super-Fast DIY Fixes and Affordable Upgrades
AKA things you should “forget” to do if you want people to leave quickly or not visit at all this holiday season. SEE ALL: The Official DIY Guide to a Holiday-Ready House
This year’s TOH Pumpkin Carving Contest over at thisoldhouse.com showcased some of the best 3D, sculptural carvings we’ve ever seen. If they don’t knock your socks off, thennn you’re probably not wearing any socks. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com
This Old House fans further prove their excellent taste in television by submitting all the Breaking Bad pumpkin carvings in the world into the 2013 This Old House Pumpkin Carving Contest. Here they are for your viewing pleasure. RELATED: SEE ALL THE ENTRIES HERE. (Winner announcement on the homepage Wed 10/30)
Lore has it the spirits of violent crime victims remain after their corporeal existence has ended. These murder houses literally have personalities all their own. -Tabitha Sukhai, thisoldhouse.com SEE ALL: 13 American Murder Houses