Garage How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our garage step-by-step tips & ideas.
How to Dispose of Old Gasoline
Did you know that the fuel for your vehicle or power equipment can expire? Here’s how to tell if it’s no longer ok to use and find out how to safely transport and get rid of it.
How to Cool a Garage
While avoiding the garage during the heat of the day is obviously an option, some folks find their happiness or make their money in their garages or workshops. But is suffering through oppressive heat the only way to stay productive all summer? Is there no hope for summertime garage projects? These smart, practical, and effective tips for how to cool a garage will help.
Replacing a Garage Door Spring
There are two basic types of garage door springs—extension and torsion. Here’s how to identify and replace them.
How to Replace a Garage Door
This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner upgrade her curb appeal by replacing her old garage door.
How to Build DIY Garage Shelves
If you’re running out of storage or simply want to take advantage of unused wall space in your garage, shelves are the answer. These simple shelves are easy to build, sturdy, and inexpensive.
How to Grow Hebe Shrubs
These vibrant, versatile bushes can bring color and beauty to your garden all year long. Here’s what you need to know about planting, pruning, and propagating hebe shrubs.
How to Increase Garage Door Security
Protect your home and everything inside with these simple tips to help make your garage, an easy entry point for burglars, more secure.
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.
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.
How to Run Underground Wiring to a Garage
Electrician Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to bring power to a detached garage
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
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.
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
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
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.