All About Septic Tanks

All About Septic Tanks

iStock While many homes in the United States use municipal sewers, due to factors like location, some homeowners must opt for septic tanks. Read on to learn a few fundamentals of this sewage system. If you live in a rural area or even just outside city limits, you may...
How to Move a Hot Tub

How to Move a Hot Tub

iStock Whether you’re moving into a new home across town or simply renovating your backyard, read on to learn how to move a hot tub by yourself. If you’re moving to a new house and want to take your hot tub with you, there are two basic options: hire a moving company...
How to Move a Hot Tub by Yourself

How to Move a Hot Tub by Yourself

iStock If you’re moving to a new house and want to take your hot tub with you, there are two basic options: hire a moving company (or add the tub to the list for the company that’s moving the rest of your belongings), or move it yourself… And I don’t mean try to move...
How To Paint a Brick Fireplace

How To Paint a Brick Fireplace

Suzanne Dhinoy Brick fireplaces are great, but they often look dated, dark, and dirty. Instead of living with that drab, sooty look, learn how to paint a brick fireplace to give your space some fresh new style. When it comes to fireplaces, brick is overwhelmingly the...
How to Build a Console Cabinet

How to Build a Console Cabinet

Jenn Largesse Using pocket-hole joinery and plywood from the home center, This Old House DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares the steps she used to turn a complex build into an easy assembly This article appeared in the Fall 2021 issue of This Old House Magazine. Click...