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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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-1706-3L...

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 STORING G...

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...

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 | THURSDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Melt Driveway Ice the DIY Way

Winter storms sometimes have a way of sneaking up on us. If that happens, and you get another surprise—no ice melt on hand!—don’t despair. Chances are you already have the makings of home...

JANUARY 15, 2017 | SUNDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Pinpointing Property Lines

If you’re thinking of building out toward the edges of your lot, you first need to determine the exact location of your property lines. The only legally binding way to do that is to hire ...

DECEMBER 5, 2016 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Selecting the Right Stove for Your Home

No kitchen stove is perfect. Both gas and electric models offer advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few considerations to bear in mind, if you’re thinking about making a switch. CM_B...

NOVEMBER 25, 2016 | FRIDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Winterizing Wooden Furniture

When your heating system is cranking, dry indoor air can do a number on your wood furniture and, for that matter, any other wood that’s in your home. While indoor humidity levels range fr...

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Is Old Wiring Putting Your Home at Risk?

How up to date is the electrical wiring in your home? If you’re not sure, it'd be a good idea to have a licensed contractor take a look. Here are some red flags to watch for:CM_BVNOTES-17...

NOVEMBER 21, 2016 | MONDAY
Bob Vila Radio: Why You Shouldn't Trash Leftover Tiles

When you take on a tiling project, it's always a good idea to buy about 10% more than you'll need for the job—just in case you make any mistakes while the project is underway. Still, that...

NOVEMBER 16, 2016 | WEDNESDAY
Bob Vila Radio: The DIY Drain That Will Save You Thousands

Runoff from rain or melted snow can cause serious damage to your foundation and basement. The best solution to lead all that water away from your home? Head to your local home improvement...