Change
Station

Home Improvement

Filter topics
How to Add Moisture Back Into Brown Sugar

Image of How to Add Moisture Back Into Brown Sugar
Martha Bakes
PBS


Put half an apple into a plastic bag with the dried out brown sugar to add moisture back in. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Italianate Renaissance

Image of Arlington Italianate | Italianate Renaissance
This Old House
PBS


Landscape designer Cricket Beauregard completes the exterior with a pair of classically inspired urns. Tom details how he modified the master bath to accommodate a steam shower. Malcolm and Richard check out the newly finished basement spaces. Heather shows Norm the finished bedrooms, baths, and laundry spaces. Designer Christine Tuttle shows Kevin the décor choices that give the home a period ins Continue


Ask TOH | Task Lights, Concrete

Image of Ask TOH | Task Lights, Concrete
Ask This Old House
PBS


Electrician Scott Caron replaces outdated fluorescent undercabinet lights with new LED fixtures. Roger and Kevin demonstrate how to work with concrete. Richard teaches Tom about the energy savings potential of temperature setbacks on thermostats. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Decorative Details

Image of Arlington Italianate | Decorative Details
This Old House
PBS


Paul Grothouse installs a teak island top in the kitchen, while Jim Snyder installs a solid surface vanity top in the master bath. Designer Christine Tuttle reviews how the vision for house evolved from fabric, paint, and light fixture choices. Tom builds a small but handy electronics nook. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante grouts the pebble tiles on the shower floor. Wallpaper hanger Warren Reeb hang Continue


Ask TOH | Table, Stumps, Solar

Image of Ask TOH | Table, Stumps, Solar
Ask This Old House
PBS


Tom and Kevin build a simple table from solid fir, and Kevin works with a wood finishing expert to stain and finish it. Roger shows a homeowner how to get rid of tree stumps. And Richard discusses the state of solar energy. Continue


Ask TOH | Making Homes Accessible

Image of Ask TOH | Making Homes Accessible
Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special program, the guys install wheelchair ramps, rebuild stairs, and renovate a bathroom for homeowners with disabilities. Continue


Ask TOH | Special 300th Episode

Image of Ask TOH | Special 300th Episode
Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special program, the guys celebrate 300 episodes of "Ask This Old House" by looking back at some of their best moments and revealing some behind-the-scenes secrets. Continue


Preview: Ask TOH | 300th Episode

Image of Preview: Ask TOH | 300th Episode
Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special program, the guys celebrate 300 episodes of "Ask This Old House" by looking back at some of their best moments and revealing some behind-the-scenes secrets. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Brick, Trim, and Tile

Image of Arlington Italianate | Brick, Trim, and Tile
This Old House
PBS


Roger installs a new front walk in a running bond pattern. Tom runs a custom profile for the chair rail and both copes and miters the corners as it is installed. Interior designer Christine Tuttle makes tile selections at a local showroom. Norm and Tom work to fit a new 4-panel interior door into an old door jamb. As the cabinet installation finishes up, kitchen designer Steve Jackowski offers a p Continue


Arlington Italianate | Water, Water Everywhere

Image of Arlington Italianate | Water, Water Everywhere
This Old House
PBS


Local historian Richard Duffy offers a look at Arlington's Spy Pond. Richard installs a new water line to the house. Tom installs the new pre-finished Brazilian chestnut flooring. Fiberglass gutters made to look like historic wood gutters are fabricated and installed. Continue


Ask TOH | Kitchen Makeover

Image of Ask TOH | Kitchen Makeover
Ask This Old House
PBS


This special episode is all about renovating kitchens. Tom and Kevin help a homeowner install new cabinets. Richard shows many options for countertops. And, Kevin visits the Cleveland home and restaurant kitchens of Chef Michael Symon for ideas and inspiration. Continue


Arlington Italianate |Vent Hood, Garbage Disposers, Crown Mo

Image of Arlington Italianate |Vent Hood, Garbage Disposers, Crown Mo
This Old House
PBS


Roger rolls out a truckload of fresh sod. Tom installs a replica ceiling medallion made using a 3D printer, then he installs a custom copper vent hood. Richard selects the right garbage disposer for our job at a local home center. Norm gives a lesson in crown molding, while Richard installs a pedestal sink in the powder room. Closet designer Mary Cool shows Kevin how she's customizing the master c Continue


Ask TOH | Accessibility Projects

Image of Ask TOH | Accessibility Projects
Ask This Old House
PBS


In this special episode, we make several important improvements. Kevin helps make a home accessible for a homeowner in a wheelchair by modifying a bathroom and several different sets of stairs. And, Tom and Kevin rebuild a dangerous staircase for a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Made In The Shade

Image of Arlington Italianate | Made In The Shade
This Old House
PBS


Fence contractor Mark Bushway installs a custom PVC fence and arbor. Tile contractor Eric Ferrante creates a marble herringbone pattern in the powder room, while his brother Mark presents the grout color options for the faux slate floor in the mudroom. Tom builds a sliding barn door using salvaged antique wood from the attic. Horticulturist Laurie Sullivan presents alternatives to the usual, run-o Continue


Ask TOH | Helping a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim

Image of Ask TOH | Helping a Boston Marathon Bombing Victim
Ask This Old House
PBS


Host Kevin O'Connor and general contractor Tom Silva help Boston Marathon bombing victim Karen Rand make her home more accessible. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Soapstone, Oval Frame

Image of Arlington Italianate | Soapstone, Oval Frame
This Old House
PBS


Countertop contractor Michael Parodi creates the final edge detail for our soapstone countertops. Tile contractor Mark Ferrante cuts down 12-inch marble tiles to make a crisp looking wainscoting. Norm visits the oldest continuously operated mill site in America where David Graf makes an oval mirror frame for our house using 150-year-old power tools. Tom scribes new oak stair treads to the old fiel Continue


Ask TOH | Fooling Around

Image of Ask TOH | Fooling Around
Ask This Old House
PBS


To celebrate 300 episodes of Ask This Old House, the guys look at some goofy memorable moments from the past 12 years. Continue


Ask TOH | Stem Valve, Dutchman

Image of Ask TOH | Stem Valve, Dutchman
Ask This Old House
PBS


Richard helps a homeowner replace a shower valve that shuts off mysteriously. Tom shows how to patch a hole in baseboard. Roger shares some tips for maintaining a lawn mower. And the guys ask "What Is It?" Continue


Ask TOH | Privacy Screen, Ductwork

Image of Ask TOH | Privacy Screen, Ductwork
Ask This Old House
PBS


Roger helps a homeowner plant a low-cost, low-maintenance privacy screen. Tommy demonstrates many uses for a speed square. Richard uses new technology to seal ductwork from the inside. Continue


Arlington Italianate | Hydrangeas and Hail Storms

Image of Arlington Italianate | Hydrangeas and Hail Storms
This Old House
PBS


Roger removes a hydrangea with roots that are undermining the foundation. Painting contractor Mauro Henrique offers strategies for working with potentially messy red paint. Kevin sees the damage hail can do to a house when IBHS conducts the first-ever indoor hailstorm. Tom goes the extra mile to keep water at bay in the basement. Continue


Providing Support for pbs.org Learn More
Sponsored Links