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 5, 2017 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: The Important Painting Step You're Forgetting About

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 4, 2017 | MONDAY
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...

DECEMBER 1, 2017 | FRIDAY
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...

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...

NOVEMBER 5, 2017 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: What's Whetstone?

Keeping kitchen knives sharp makes food prep faster, easier, and practically painless—it actually lessens the chance you’ll cut yourself by eliminating the struggle to slice with a dull b...

NOVEMBER 2, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: LED Light Bulbs Explained—Finally

More and more homeowners these days are switching to LED lighting, and there are a bunch of reasons why. CM_BVNOTES-1745-1Listen to BOB VILA ON LED LIGHT BULBS or read below:LED bulbs—LED...

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...