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This Old House: Live – Connect with Painter Mauro Henrique

This Old House painter Mauro Henrique will be featured in week two of our expert series for This Old House: Live. Check the schedule for April 6-10 for opportunities to connect with Mauro and get quick tips for painting projects and more. https://www.thisoldhouse.com/21191475/this-old-house-live-content-schedule

Restoring a 19th Century Cape Cod

An antiques lover restores authenticity to her 1820s Cape with vintage furniture, salvaged flooring, period-style trim, and paint colors that bring back its time-honored patina. Gridley + GravesHomeowner Pamela Haines, an antiques dealer, furnished the dining room of her snug home with a well-worn trestle table and a vintage Welsh dresser. Colorful casings and trim […]

Jenn Nawada’s Quick Tips on Starting Seedlings, Book Recommendations

Jenn Nawada Landscape Contractor Jenn Nawada shares her favorite seedling starter kit, as well as her favorite books on gardening. This is part of This Old House: Live—daily programming and opportunities to connect with This Old House experts during these challenging times. Check the schedule for more content, tips, and upcoming virtual events with our […]

What to Know About Basement Foundation Cracks

Courtesy Flexomeric Not every crack in a foundation wall—either concrete block or poured concrete—is cause for concern or needs to be fixed. Structural engineer Jim Graham follows these guidelines when assessing which ones need attention and which don’t. How Wide are the Cracks? On a poured foundation, a web of hairline cracks or widely spaced […]

2-10 Home Warranty Reviews, Plans, and Pricing

iStock With multiple home warranty companies available, it can be challenging to find a plan that’s right for you and your home. The This Old House Reviews team spent hours researching home warranty companies and found that 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty is one of the best. Read our review to learn more. Affiliate Disclosure 2-10 […]

AFC Home Club Review: Plans and Pricing

Jason Varney Finding a home warranty can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start. The This Old House Reviews team researched different companies and found that AFC Home Club is one of the best. Read our full review to learn more. Affiliate Disclosure America’s First Choice Home Club, also known as AFC […]

What Is Home Repair Insurance?

Nat Rea Many homeowners set aside savings for routine home maintenance, but how many homeowners set aside savings for unexpected repairs and replacements? Read on to learn about home repair insurance benefits and how to find the right plan for you and your home. Home repair insurance is meant to provide peace of mind when […]

High-Energy Color Makes for Fun Interiors

William Geddes Colorful paint and accents liven up the 2016 Idea House. Impactful Blue Walls and Ceiling William Geddes “In this room, we looked at that blue and went all in—that’s how to create impact,” says interior designer Denise Enright. Wrapping the walls with cabinetry not only offers more storage and display, it adds to […]

7 Kitchen Flooring Ideas for the Busiest Room in Your House

Ken Gutmaker Picking the ideal kitchen flooring is an important investment in your home. Read on to learn more about the pros and cons of popular kitchen flooring materials. We spend so much of our day in the kitchen—cooking, cleaning, raiding the fridge, eating—most of it on our feet. Picking the ideal kitchen flooring option […]