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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SEPTEMBER 15, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: What the Heck Is Shiplap?

What is shiplap? For one thing, it's a trendy wood wall treatment. More specifically, the term "shiplap" refers to rough-sawn planks with grooves cut along the tops and bott...

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Transform Your Home with Transom Windows

Transom windows rest on the horizontal support beam above a window- or doorframe, enhancing natural light while adding a distinctive architectural touch. CM_BVNOTES-1716-7Listen to BOB VI...

AUGUST 30, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: 4 Top Options in Wood Fencing

There's no shortage of wood fence options. Which is the right type for your property? In the end, it really comes down to the look you like, how much you're willing to spend, and ...

AUGUST 26, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: 4 Landscaping Projects That Pay You Back

True—maintaining your landscape isn't necessarily cheap. Fortunately, there are plenty of clever little ways to save money along the way. CM_BVNOTES-1718-1Listen to BOB VILA ON MONEY-...

AUGUST 25, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: 3 Simple Solutions for Sagging Gutters

Sagging gutters: Sort of a good-news-bad-news situation. The bad news is that they're a common headache for homeowners. The good news? Fixing the issue often takes nothing more than a...

AUGUST 23, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: 3 Hidden Spots That It Pays to Keep Clean

We all want our homes to be comfortable and inviting. Unfortunately, if you don't clean often or comprehensively enough, it's tough for your home to be either of those things. CM_...

AUGUST 14, 2017 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Extinguishing Grease Fires

Grease fires are serious business. Would you believe they account for nearly a quarter of at-home fire-related deaths?CM_BVNOTES-1722-3Listen to BOB VILA ON PUTTING OUT GREASE FIRES or re...

AUGUST 12, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: 3-Step Deck Maintenance Anyone Can Do

Do you spend countless happy hours on your wood deck every summer? Then why not give it the same love and attention you give the rest of your home? Even pressure-treated wood requires rou...

AUGUST 8, 2017 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Say Goodbye to Fruit Flies with This 3-Step DIY

Fruit flies may be tiny, but they can be a huge pain. If your arms are tired from all that swatting, here's a homemade trap to try. Sure, it's short on technology, but it's lo...

JULY 28, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pros and Cons of Quartz Countertops

Thinking about quartz countertops for your kitchen? You're not alone. Quartz has been among the most popular choices in counter materials for a number of years, and for a number of re...