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Restoration Realities

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12 How-Tos From Restoration Realities

  1. 21. How To Create Decorative Porch Brackets

    Learn how to build Victorian porch brackets to replace damaged and missing ones.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 22. How To Restore Victorian Wood Shutters

    Learn how to restore damaged shutters and re-install them with specialized shutter hardware.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  3. 23. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Dining Room

    Learn how to put the final touches on a dining room to make a renovation complete.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 24. How To Repair the Walls and Ceiling in a Dining Room

    Learn how to give a dining room an overhaul with improvements to the walls and ceiling.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 25. How To Prepare for a Dining Room Makeover

    See how the dining room of a 1907 Queen Anne home is renovated. Here, the room is cleaned and prepared.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy

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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