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How to Repoint Mortar

Restoration Realities experts demonstrate how to cut out deteriorated mortar joints and fill them with fresh mortar.

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Top 100 Restoring Projects

  1. 1. The Art of Refinishing Bathroom Fixtures

    Fixing up your old bathroom fixtures can cost hundreds less than full-out replacing them, whether you do it yourself or hire a pro. DIY...

  2. 2. Restore Architectural Details (00:02:32)

    Restore or replicate missing architectural details whenever possible.

  3. 3. How To Repair Porch Columns

    Utilizing old photos, "ghosting" from previous fixtures and pieces of the old column as guides, learn how to create new porch columns a...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  4. 4. Dry-Ice Blasting to Restore Fire Damage

    Outdoor house fires account for more than $30 million in property damage each year. The leading cause is barbeque grills too close to t...

  5. 5. How To Replace Bad Column Wood

    Learn how to take the bad wood from the original porch column and replace it with new.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 6. Rediscovered Pocket Doors (03:44)

    In a century-old rowhouse, hidden pocket doors are brought back to life.

  7. 7. Hidden Asset Under Linoleum (00:02:51)

    Nicole refinishes the pine subflooring hidden under old kitchen linoleum.

  8. 8. Salvaging Water-Damaged Photos and Documents

    Find tips on how to save flood-damaged photos and papers.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    --
    Difficulty:
    --
  9. 9. Roof Restoration (03:54)

    Restoring the cedar shake roof gives Ryan's home a sweet boost in equity.

  10. 10. Salvaged-Wood Queen Bed (00:04:16)

    Joanne Palmisano restores salvaged wood items to build a queen-size bed.

  11. 11. Greek Revitalized (00:20:00)

    Bronson is ready to tackle his biggest renovation challenge yet.

  12. 12. Salvaged Bathroom Vanity (00:04:04)

    Joanne converts a salvaged dresser into a large, elegant bathroom vanity.

  13. 13. Vintage Light Fixtures (00:01:00)

    Using era-appropriate light fixtures is important when restoring old homes.

  14. 14. Daryl Hall's Other Calling: Restoring Historic Homes

    Singer Daryl Hall is passionate about more than just music. In the DIY series "Daryl's Restoration Over-Hall," the famed blue-eyed soul...

  15. 15. Restoring Vintage Sliding Garage-Doors

    Keeping your vintage sliding doors can be a simple project. Learn how to restore vintage sliding garage-doors with these easy steps.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
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