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How To: Get Rid of Every Carpet Stain
When holiday guests gather in your home to enjoy festive food and drink, there are bound to be a few accidental slops and splatters that could make your carpets a...
Bob Vila Radio: Top Tips for Cutting Carpet
Installing wall-to-wall carpeting? It can be tricky to cut the floor covering so that it accurately fits the room. To...
Bob Vila Radio: Linoleum Rugs
Linoleum rugs are a little-remembered footnote to floorcovering history. These days, unless you uncover one when you’...
How To: Remove Wax from Carpet
Candles enhance the atmosphere of any space. The gentle glow from their lit wicks fosters a feeling of calm and relax...
Weekend Projects: 5 Ways to Make Your Own Rug
When laid over floors or mounted on walls, area rugs imbue living spaces with warmth, style, and comfort. If you're s...
Enter Bob Vila's New Year, New Rug Give-Away TODAY!
Everyone knows that an eye-catching rug can make or break a room, anchoring the space and giving it focus. It can mak...
How To: Choose the Right Rug
Nothing can draw the elements of a room together quite like a rug. It can make a cold room cozy and inviting, define ...
Bob Vila Radio: Ripping Up Carpet
Pulling up old wall-to-wall carpeting can be a tough, dirty job. Start by getting all the furniture out of the room a...
How To: Install Carpeting
Love it or hate it, there are at least a few good reasons that homeowners choose carpeting today. For one, it absorbs...
Quick Tip: Carpet Recycling
Did you know that if it's made of nylon 6, your old carpet can be recycled? Over 200 million pounds of old carpet is ...
What Would Bob Do? Removing Wall-to-Wall Carpeting
I am moving to a new house where the living room and dining area have wall-to-wall carpeting. I asked the previous ow...
Versatile Carpet Tiles Combine Convenience and Fashion
Looking for an environmentally friendly floor covering that is fashionable, easy to install, and suitable for any roo...
How To: Choose Carpeting
Whether you’re remodeling the whole house or freshening up only a few rooms, new floor coverings can revive spaces th...
How To: Clean an Area Rug
For many of us, area rugs are a significant investment in decor. They warm up and add color to our rooms. They provid...
How To: Choose an Area Rug
Area rugs serve several wonderful purposes. They provide warmth under our bare feet, create another layer of design, tie...
Bob Vila Radio: Carpet Wrinkles
Wrinkles in wall-to-wall carpet don't just look bad, they can be a tripping hazard. They'll also wear out first, so t...
Bob Vila Radio: Recycling Carpet
Did you know that wall-to-wall carpet from just one standard 12 x 15 ft room takes 8 gallons of oil and 900,000 BTUs ...
When considering putting carpets on your floors, there are some things you should know: How they're made.  Carpe...
Installing Carpet on the Third Floor and Bathroom Tile
Bob looks at the new carpet being installed on the third floor and at a bathroom tile installation.
Touring the Completed Home Interior, Entryway, and Dining Room
Bob tours the front vestibule, highlighting the beautiful stencil work done by artist Kim Sweet. He explains how small touches can bring back the feel of an 1890s...
Carpeting the Basement and Organizing the Home
Carpet tiles are installed in the basement, and experts discuss storage and organizing solutions for the basement and master bedroom.
Installing Wall-to-Wall Carpet, Building an Energy Star Certified Home, and Saving Electricity and Protecting Electronics in the Home
Bob meets Scott Howard of Dean's Carpet, John Livermore from the Energy Star Homes program, and Damon Markowski from Leviton to show some of the features built in...
Selecting Carpet With Kathy Ireland
Kathy Ireland tells Bob about her Shades of America carpet collection. With a more focused color selection and more descriptive color names, Shades of America mak...
Interlocking Beech Flooring, Anti-Static Carpeting, and the Media Room
Bob looks at the beech flooring in the key hall, before moving to the media room to discuss the carpeting with Gary Johnston (from DuPont) and the electronic comp...
Installing Carpet in the Bedroom
Carpenter Bob Ryley goes over a bedroom carpet installation.
Installing the Carpets
Bob meets with Heather Sheehan and Scot Lintz (from Allied Signal) to discuss the production and use of recycled carpet.
Hand-Stitching Carpets
Bob learns about hand-stitching carpets, as he watches Peter Mead use a traditional technique.
Tour of the Mansion's Exterior and Landscaping
Bob tours the exterior with general contractor Sam Daniel. Then, he joins architect John Paul Hanbury and interior designer Barbara Page, and, together, they roll...
Choosing a Living Room Carpet
Bob looks around for a well-priced living room carpet.
Touring the Interior
Bob tours the newly furnished and appointed Plymouth project house with the interior designer. Throughout, there is a mix of formal and informal pieces, which all...
Let it snow by stringing your tree with sparkly snowflakes — the kind that will never melt. LEDs on string lights burn mu... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
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