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Garage How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our garage step-by-step tips & ideas.

6 Steps to Building an Addition Over a Garage

One the most cost-effective ways to gain bedroom space is to expand the area above your car’s resting spot with a garage add on.

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How to Install Ultra-Thin Exterior Lighting

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.

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How to Set Up a Garage Workshop

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva heads to Chicago to transform a garage into a woodworking shop

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How to Run Underground Wiring to a Garage

Electrician Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to bring power to a detached garage

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How to Hang Bikes in a Garage

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small garage

Backyard Garage Becomes Dreamy Guest Cottage

A neglected freestanding garage now spoils Cape Cod guests

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How to Upgrade a Garage Floor with an Epoxy Coat

This Old House host Kevin O'Connor assists epoxy-coating expert Doug Fasching in creating a good-looking, hardwearing, stain-resistant garage floor

Fixing an Unfit Garage

The TOH TV project house has a garage that stands out, but not in a good way. Learn how the project team is taming it—and see more overhaul strategies for your car's rest area

Adding Carriage-Style Garage Doors

See what's involved when installation pros upgrade generic overhead garage doors to old-world carriage-house openers

From Garage to Comfy Rec Room

An underused outbuilding becomes a getaway space for the whole family

Converting a Garage

Gain a guest or rec room without having to add on

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How to Apply an Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the steps to creating a durable, stain-resistant garage floor

Driveway Jazz Up

How to transform—or take the focus off—a boring, straight driveway

Building a Car-Nut's Garage

Fixing up the garage may be last on the family priority list, but it's often first in the heart of those who love the smell of gasoline and the roar of a Chevy small-block V-8.

Create Your Own Garage Storage Plan

There's untapped potential in any garage to make room for more storage. Here are some rules from the pros.