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Featured Home Repair Magazine: This Old House

by HomeRepairExpert.com
 ThisOldHouse is a home improvement magazine, website and television series aired on the American Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) that follows the remodeling projects of several different houses over a number of weeks. ThisOldHouse TV show began in 1979 as a one-time, 13-part series on the Boston PBS station WGBH and has since grown into one of the most popular programs on the A&E Network. The original show produced the magazine and many related spin-offs and for-profit web sites. To date, ThisOldHouse has won 17 Emmy Awards and received 82 nominations.

The website and magazine are produced by WGBH Productions and Warner Brothers Domestic Television distributes reruns of the series to various commercial television stations. The subject material is aimed at homeowners in search of practical, affordable, and inspirational ideas for enhancing and maintaining their homes. The content is a mix of step-by-step instruction for do-it-yourself interior, exterior and landscape projects; how-to articles about dealing with home contractors and saving money on all of the work. The content also includes information on remodeling projects, expert tool and product reviews; and feature stories that highlight fine craftsmanship and timeless architectural design.

Each issue or episode features detailed information, illustrations, and photography that provides a basic understanding of the tools, materials and techniques needed to renovate any home, as well as how to work most effectively with architects, contractors, and designers. Regular sections include inspirational remodeling projects and virtual makeover schemes for dated home exteriors as well as money saving tips and easy step-by-step plans for hundreds of how-to projects. “All About” guides to building materials, fixtures, and finishes are also a popular regular feature of the show and website. ThisOldHouse showcases value-minded projects to inspire consumers to tackle their own home makeovers and whether building from scratch or improving an existing home, ThisOldHouse also helps homeowners consider their options for energy and water savings and choose the best eco-friendly products, new technologies and materials.