Attic How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our attic step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Insulate an Attic Door
Yes, your attic is insulated, but the access hatch probably isn’t. Here are a few ways to insulate the attic door, save energy, and save money.
How to Maximize the Impact of Insulation
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tips for insulating an attic.
How to Replace a Pull-Down Attic Staircase
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva removes an old attic staircase and replaces it with a new one.
Best Attic Before and Afters 2015
You showed us your revamped garrets. Now see which made us do a double take in our annual Search for America's Best Remodel Contest
How to Refresh Cellulose Insulation in the Attic
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to refresh cellulose insulation in the attic.
How to Insulate an Attic with Fiberglass
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows affordable ways to create an energy-efficient attic.
How to Clean Up Attic Mold
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows a professional approach to eliminating dangerous fungus outbreaks in the home
How to Quiet a Noisy PVC Plumbing Vent
This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey has a quick cure for a creaky pipe
3 Common Insulation Materials Used in Old Homes
If you live in an older home, understanding what pads your walls is essential to keeping your family safe. Here are three common types of insulation found in old homes and their potential hazards.
A Bright Attic Suite for $2,620
A dingy, makeshift bedroom and bath becomes a cheery retreat with custom built-ins—for less than the cost of a new set of furniture
Installing Attic Stairs
In this video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to make attic stairs safe and sturdy
Attic Becomes A Suite Retreat Upstairs
Untapped space tucked under the roof becomes a light-filled bedroom, bath, and home office
5 Steps to Finishing an Attic
This Old House's Two-Minute Expert explains what goes into creating a bonus room under the rafters
How to Install Knee-Wall Storage
It's an awkward corner of the house. Why not make it a space-saving dresser?
How to Build a Fireproof Home Using ICF Blocks
Insulated concrete forms—combined with flame-resistant roofing and siding—make for one safe house.
How to Insulate an Attic
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor demonstrate the proper way to insulate an attic
How to Install Attic Stairs
Step-by-step instructions to help you install folding attic stairs for easier access to your attic.
How to Install a Solar Attic Fan
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how to keep an attic cool
Adding Attic Insulation
Can you blow insulation over existing insulation? How much is enough? We answer these questions and more.