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36 How-Tos From Restoration Realities

  1. 11. How to Install a Traditional Brick Walkway

    Use these step-by-step instructions to install a charming herringbone-pattern brick walk.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 12. How to Remove a Linen Cloth Wall Covering from Plaster Walls

    Find out how one couple removes a linen cloth wall covering from a plaster wall with these step-by-step instructions.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 13. How to Replace an Outdated Light Fixture

    This outdated light fixture is in need of an update. Find out how to easily replace a light fixture.

    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 14. How to Replace an Outdated Commode

    This outdated bathroom has some unfortunate 1970s era problems. Find out how one couple gives their outdated bathroom a new period comm...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 15. How to Replace Mismatched Tile Grout

    This bathroom has some unfortunate and dated problems. Learn how to easily replace mismatched tile grout.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 16. How to Create a Period Reproduction Arts-and-Crafts Door

    Restoration Realities shows you how to make a period-authentic door in an arts-and-crafts style.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 17. Restoring Old Transom Windows

    Transoms can be so hidden by paint that it's not possible to tell whether they still have their original glass underneath or whether th...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 18. How to Create New Cabinet Doors

    When remodeling a cabinet, one of the final steps is to create new doors for it. Learn how to make new cabinet doors with these easy st...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  9. 19. How to Make Cabinet Drawers

    Learn how to make cabinet drawers to fit your specific needs with these easy step-by-step directions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 20. How to Assemble a Glass Cabinet Door

    Assemble a glass door with these easy step-by-step directions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About This Show

DIY takes the hesitation out of restoration. In these half-hour episodes, Restoration Realities travels across the country in search of restoration-minded homeowners with great older homes. Our team offers the help, encouragement and knowledge to tackle projects such as restoring a wooden baluster on a staircase, tearing out a wall to reveal a hidden fireplace, and repairing damaged ornamental plaster in an Italianate home.

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