Bob Vila

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

You probably know me from TV, where for nearly 30 years I hosted a variety of shows – This Old House, Bob Vila’s Home Again, Bob Vila, and Restore America with Bob Vila. You can now watch my full TV episodes online. Now it's this website that I am passionate about and the chance to share my projects, discoveries, tips, advice and experiences with all of you.

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DECEMBER 29, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean Granite Countertops

In many people's minds, granite means strength and resilience. But if you want to know how to clean granite countertops successfully, the watchword is caution. The stone can actually ...

DECEMBER 18, 2017 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Regulating the Refrigerator Temperature

When it comes to meal planning, you definitely want to keep bacteria off the guest list.  Maintaining your fridge at the proper temperature is a good way to do that.  CM_BVNOTES-1735-4Lis...

DECEMBER 15, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Top Tips for a Leaking Toilet

Got a leaky toilet? Believe it or not, it's a common problem. Continue reading to find out the likeliest causes and the easiest ways to remedy the situation. CM_BVNOTES-1743-1Listen t...

DECEMBER 6, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: One Key Painting Step You're Overlooking

If you’re taking on an interior painting project, you’ll want to ensure each coat is completely dry before adding another.  This essential—and often overlooked—step is key to preventing u...

DECEMBER 2, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Freezer on the Fritz?

The average freezer lasts 10 to 15 years before you need to replace it. If yours is only a few years old and still not keeping food and drinks frozen solid, though, there may be a less ex...

DECEMBER 1, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Clean a Dishwasher

At first, the idea of cleaning a dishwasher—an appliance that fills with suds and water on an almost daily basis—may seem a bit strange. But think of it this way: You regularly maintain y...

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: The Quick Way to Clean a Cast Iron Pan

It's no wonder cast-iron cookware is popular: They are non-toxic, evenly heated, and durable enough to last for generations! Here’s how to properly maintain these skillets for you—and...

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Baring It All—The Many Methods of Wallpaper Removal

If you’re thinking of removing wallpaper, first make sure you know what type of wallpaper you’re dealing with. CM_BVNOTES-1724-4Listen to BOB VILA ON WALLPAPER REMOVAL METHODS or read bel...

NOVEMBER 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Fixes for Foul Trash Odor

If your trash can persists in emitting an unpleasant odor—even when you change bags and wash it regularly—here are some easy solutions that’ll deodorize the can and clear the air. CM_BVNO...

NOVEMBER 7, 2017 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Screw Review

Knowing exactly the right screw to use for your project saves time and energy. Plus, it ups the chances of whatever you're putting together actually staying together. Here’s a quick r...