How to Landscape a Small Yard | Ask This Old House

How to Landscape a Small Yard | Ask This Old House

Cold Frame Plan Details Cold frame plans are fairly easy to implement. A cold frame is basically a bottomless wooden box around 1 foot high with a hinged glass lid. The box is either placed on the ground or sunk into the ground a few inches. Things to Think About Before Implementing a Set of […]

Volunteer Day 3: Framing and Landscaping | Ask This Old House

Volunteer Day 3: Framing and Landscaping | Ask This Old House

Projects for Woodworkers: About Used Sheds Whether used for storage, added workspace or simply a place Dad can call his own; a shed in the backyard or garden can be very useful. When the household budget just doesn’t have enough in it to allow for hiring a carpenter to build one, or even for buying […]

Volunteer Day 2: Demolition and Patio Prep | Ask This Old House

Volunteer Day 2: Demolition and Patio Prep | Ask This Old House

How To Build More Then Just A Shed It finally dawned on me that I needed a place of my own for the times when I really needed a break from the hustle and bustle of 3 grand kids and the family dog. I talked to my daughter, a few friends and neighbors and did […]

ASK This Old House | Working from Home (S19 E26) FULL EPISODE

ASK This Old House | Working from Home (S19 E26) FULL EPISODE

Tips To Keep Your Paving Bricks Looking As Good As New Paving bricks are a simple and relatively cost effective way to liven up those boring areas around your house. With a bit of creativity a couple of bricks can quickly turn any driveway, pathway, walkway or other area into something for the eye. Paving […]

This Old House | Our 3 Decker (S42 E26) | FULL EPISODE

This Old House | Our 3 Decker (S42 E26) | FULL EPISODE

Grout Sealing – Clear Or Color Seal Your Grouted Surfaces There are basically two types of sealers that can be used on grouted surfaces – clear sealers and color sealers. In the clear sealer category there are many different types to choose from such as water based or solvent based. I have always preferred the […]

This Old House | Almost Home (S42 E25) | FULL EPISODE

This Old House | Almost Home (S42 E25) | FULL EPISODE

Radiant Energy Generator – Homemade Electricity You Can Use To Power Your Home A radiant energy generator is a device that is capable of taking radiant energy (that exists all around us) and converting it into usable a.c. (alternating current) electricity that can be used to power appliances in your home. A typical device can […]

ASK This Old House | Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers (S19 E24) FULL EPISODE

ASK This Old House | Flood Prevention, Deck Hangers (S19 E24) FULL EPISODE

Cleaning Carpet in a New House When you got into your new home, you will find that cleaning the carpet inside might be the first thing to do. In this matter, you will find no difficulties since there is not furniture yet in the house. You will also need shorter time in doing the cleaning […]

If I Weren’t a Contractor | Ask This Old House

If I Weren’t a Contractor | Ask This Old House

A Grease Trap Can Keep You Out Of Trouble Kitchen grease is not a pretty sight. If you try to wash oily water down a kitchen sink there is bound to be a drain blockage. This is especially true in winter time when the oil turns into a solid grease ball very quickly. That is […]

ASK This Old House | Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin (S19 E23) FULL EPISODE

ASK This Old House | Dishwasher Retrofit, Rolling Pin (S19 E23) FULL EPISODE

Do It Yourself Crawl Space Vapor Barrier: Know How To Choose The Best! Vented crawl spaces are perfect grounds for breeding everything from mildew, mold, rot, decay and every sort of insects. Usually the air from your crawl space is flown right into your living room, and just because it is closer to the ground […]