Garage Ideas & Inspiration

Explore inspiring garage ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.

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Before & After Garage: Creating a Retreat for Teens

Big kids want to be on their own—and parents like to know where they are. For one family, bonus garage space just steps from the house offers the perfect hangout solution.
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5 Garage Lighting Ideas (2024 Guide)

Whether you plan on using your garage as a working space for DIY projects or as a storage area, you’ll need it to be well-lit to navigate around the space. Keep reading for garage lighting ideas, products, and tips.
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What to Know Before Upgrading Your Garage Door

For many of us, the garage door is the primary way we come and go. While replacing one is a big decision, it’s also an opportunity for a major upgrade. Here’s how to pick the right one.
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Best Garage Heaters of 2024 (Guide)

Read our guide to learn about the five best garage heaters on the market that will warm your garage and make the space usable during the cold winter months.
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How to Build a Mobile Bicycle Rack (For Kids)

Need a place to store your children’s bicycles, without having to put holes or hooks into the wall? Watch this video and read our guide to building an easy DIY kids bike rack.
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Garage Door Trends: Friendly Fauxs

Few home improvement projects can transform your home as effectively as a new garage door, and today’s faux-wood doors are more energy-efficient and realistic than ever. Here’s what homeowners may not know about faux, and how to find the wood look you love with a fraction of the upkeep.
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What a Difference a Garage Door Makes

Find out how you can dramatically improve your home's curb appeal with one affordable, easy project.
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How to Replace a Garage Door Opener

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron replaces an old garage door opener with a smart opener in this edition of DIY Smarts.
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4 Greenhouses Made From Recycled Windows

Check out these smart, budget-friendly tricks to create your own backyard greenhouse with salvaged materials.
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How to Replace a Rotted Garage Door Post

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva comes to the rescue and saves a neglected, badly decayed garage-door post and jambs
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A Guide to Garage Organization, Storage, and Cleaning

Here are 19 garage organization ideas and tips to help you clean up and maximize your garage space.
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All About Garage Doors

No longer an afterthought, they're stronger, more weathertight, and brimming with character. The experts at This Old House help you pick a new garage door to complement your home
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How to Install a Garage Storage System

Adding garage storage with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
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How to Install a Garage Door

Assembling and hanging a new garage door with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
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How to Muffle a Noisy Garage-Door Opener

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to cut the clamor of a noisy garage-door opener
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Garage-Door Glam

Down-home barn doors, Victorian carriage-house entrance, Tudor castle gates—with garage doors, the facades and the fantasies are endless.
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Driveway Jazz Up

How to transform—or take the focus off—a boring, straight driveway
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How to Install Outdoor Garage Lights

A step-by-step guide to lighting the driveway with outdoor garage light fixtures with a motion sensor.
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Guide to Buying a Garage Door

Here are the materials, insulation, installation, and maintenance considerations to help you select the best garage door for your home.