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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JUNE 15, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Get a Taste of Lasagna Gardening

Also known as sheet mulching, lasagna gardening provides for richer soil and fewer weeds. The best part? You don't have to use any chemicals. CM_BVNOTES-1715-2Listen to BOB VILA ON LA...

MAY 31, 2017 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: The Hard Facts of Water Softening Systems

When you take glasses out of the dishwasher, do you notice hazy white polka dots? What about your faucets—are they coated with a chalky film?CM_BVNOTES-1713-5Listen to BOB VILA ON WATER S...

MAY 16, 2017 | TUESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Good Reasons to Get Your Hands Dirty

With the arrival of spring, homeowners return to the outdoors, setting sights on new ways to bring beauty, fragrance, edibles and a sense of history to the garden. mp3 fileHardy, heat- an...

APRIL 6, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Cutting the Crud on Your Kitchen Cabinets

In any home, no matter its age or design, the kitchen always seem to serve as the hub of daily activity—a gathering spot not only for household occupants, but also for the spills and stai...

MARCH 18, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Conquering Window Condensation

You may notice condensation on the inside of your windows and figure it's nothing worry to about. Believe it or not, though, condensation can lead to mold, mildew, and water damage. W...

MARCH 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Picking the Perfect Wallpaper

If you’re adding wallpaper to your home, be sure to invest time in choosing the right design. After all, you're likely going to be living with the look for a long time. CM_BVNOTES-170...

MARCH 11, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Top Tips for Evicting Trespassing Squirrels

Hearing strange scurrying sounds coming from the attic? No, your mind isn't playing tricks on you. The more likely explanation is that you've got some uninvited guests—not burglar...

FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: The Right Way to Store Gasoline

What’s the best way of storing gasoline so that it's not only safe, but ready for use the next time you need it? Here are a few pointers…. CM_BVNOTES-1705-4Listen to BOB VILA ON STORI...

FEBRUARY 11, 2017 | SATURDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Solutions for Icy Surfaces

We want our driveways and walks not to be the scene of injury during the long, icy winter. But if you're taking the proactive step of adding traction to otherwise slippery surfaces, a...

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pick the Right Paint to Brighten Any Low-Light Room

If rooms in your home receive too little natural light, remember that with nothing more than paint, you can bring about a bit more brightness. Focus on the colors discussed here. CM_BVNOT...