Garage How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our garage step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
There are two basic types of garage door springs—extension and torsion. Here’s how to identify and replace them.
This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert helps a homeowner upgrade her curb appeal by replacing her old garage door.
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.
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.
Protect your home and everything inside with these simple tips to help make your garage, an easy entry point for burglars, more secure.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva heads to Chicago to transform a garage into a woodworking shop.
Electrician Scott Caron shows a homeowner how to bring power to a detached garage
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner and her daughter hang their bikes in a small 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.
This Old House host Kevin O'Connor assists epoxy-coating expert Doug Fasching in creating a good-looking, hardwearing, stain-resistant garage floor
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
See what's involved when installation pros upgrade generic overhead garage doors to old-world carriage-house openers
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the steps to creating a durable, stain-resistant garage floor
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.