About the Author

Bob Vila is the home improvement expert widely known as host of TV’s This Old House, Bob Vila's Home Again, and Bob Vila. Today, Bob continues his mission to help people upgrade their homes and improve their lives with advice online at His video-rich site offers a full range of fresh, authoritative content – practical tips, inspirational ideas, and more than 1,000 videos from Bob Vila television.

Stories by


12 Home Maintenance Tasks to Prep for Winter

Protect your property during the cold winter months ahead with this checklist, and your home should make it to springtime damage-free.

Courtesy of Zillow Digs.

2 Easy DIY Projects for a Total Kitchen or Bathroom Refresh

Get a big impact with minimal effort when you tackle these basic home improvement tasks.


5 End-of-Summer Home Maintenance Projects

Take one last dip in the pool, then tackle these DIY tasks to get ready for fall.


3 Home Improvements Even a Beginner DIYer Can Tackle

Start building your home improvement skills with these easy-to-accomplish projects.


Everything You Need To Know About Cooling Your Home

Chilling out this summer will be a breeze with these tips for getting the most out of your air conditioner and fans.


How to Choose an Air Conditioner

Portable or window unit? Central air or ductless system? Here’s how to make the right choice to keep your home cool all summer.


Landscaping Cheat Sheet: 4 Smart Timesavers for Your Yard and Garden

Make the most of your outdoor space this season, and still have plenty of time to enjoy it.

Source: Zillow Digs

5 Ways to Boost a Ranch-Style Home's Curb Appeal

Space, accessibility and relaxed living make ranch homes popular, but their exteriors can be dull. Try these low-cost ideas for giving their outsides a little oomph.

Source: Zillow Digs

Suds and Duds: Laundry Room Maintenance 101

An untidy space and neglected appliances can hamper your laundry room’s productivity and create a household hazard. Here are all the care instructions you need.

curb appeal

4 DIY Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

Sure, it’s what’s on the inside that counts … except when it comes to selling your home.


Victorian Home DIY Requires TLC

Owning a Victorian-era home means caring for all its quirks.

Source: Zillow Digs

Regain Your Garage: Simple Tricks for Getting Organized

Never spend 20 minutes searching for a screwdriver again. A thoughtful approach to garage storage makes the most of this valuable space and keeps every necessity at your fingertips.

Source: Zillow Digs

Choosing a New Bathroom Faucet

Whether you’re updating your powder room or fully remodeling your master bath, new faucets are key to blending style and functionality.

Source: Zillow Digs

Wallpaper 101: Tips for Tackling Your First Project

Ready to try your hand at one of 2015’s top home decor trends? These tips for beginners have got you covered.


Clean Up Spills Before They Become Stains

Accidents happen, but they don’t have to ruin your party. Act fast to address the mess and get back to your guests.

Subscribe for Zillow Blog updates

We will not rent, share or spam your account, ever. Please read and review our privacy policy.

You can also stay updated by following us below

instagram googleplus pinterest