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Restoration Realities

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36 How-Tos From Restoration Realities

  1. 31. 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. 32. 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
  3. 33. 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
  4. 34. 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
  5. 35. How to Create and Install Trim Accents

    Door trim is installed between a plinth block that sits on the floor and a rosette that defines the top of the trim. These pieces can b...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 36. How to Remove a Closet Addition and Restore an Original Hall Parlor

    The experts from Restoration Realities give step-by-step instructions on how to remove a closet and return the space to its original de...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard

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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