Green Home Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring green home ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
A Guide to Eco-Friendly Paints
Are you looking for a safer alternative to traditional interior paints? Read this guide to learn how to choose the right type of products for painting projects that will yield great results with a less negative impact on the planet and your family’s health. Here’s what you need to know about buying non-toxic paint safe for you and the environment.
DIY Natural Cleaning Products
Keep your home clean and safe from harsh chemicals with these natural products and DIY cleaner recipes.
8 DIY Humidifier Ideas
Heating systems tend to rob the air of much-needed moisture content, leaving you with itchy skin, stuffed sinuses, and poor air quality. These DIY humidifier ideas will help increase your home’s humidity for a more comfortable environment.
How to Clean Tile Grout With Homemade Cleaner
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva offers cleaning tips on how to get rid of dirty tile grout using only household supplies.
All About Green Homes
A green home is house that’s both healthy for the environment and for its occupants, with the main criteria being energy efficiency, sustainability, durability, and human health.
How to Remove Air Pollution in the Home
While a tight, well-insulated home is great for saving energy, trapping lots of stale air indoors can undermine your health. Here’s what you need to know to ensure that the quality of the air inside is healthy and free from harmful pollutants.
What to Know About Non-Toxic Kitchen Cabinets
Protect your health by choosing one of these non-toxic materials for your cabinets.
Upgrades That Slash Energy Costs
Once drafty and underinsulated, a New England house gets a state-of-the-art efficiency makeover
How to Install a Green Roof
Cut energy bills and reduce the strain on the environment with a roof covered in sedums
9 Clean-Air Plants for Your Home
Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.
100-Year-Old Cottage, 21st Century Remodel
How one family is turning their 1910 house into an energy- and resource-saving pilot project
Better Score for Energy Use
A new evaluation tool looks at more than just green building materials when deciding if a house is energy efficient
10 Uses for Vinegar
This inexpensive kitchen staple—the distilled white kind, that is—can multitask in any room of the house.
Health-Conscious Kitchen Cabinets
Why a pediatrician mom chose nontoxic kitchen cabinets for her young family's vintage home
How Eight Homeowners Save Over $12,275 on Energy
How do they do it? By putting power-saving technologies to work inside their homes. You can do the same
Eco-Friendly Holiday Decorations
Deck the halls with these stylish and recycled, all-natural, eco-friendly items
The Recycled, Repurposed, Nontoxic House
How one couple remodelled and expanded a 1940 cottage with their children's future in mind
Car That Doubles as a Backup Generator for Your House
A California utility develops a plug-in hybrid that keeps the house lights on for you
22 Little Ways to Go Green
Here are some low-stress steps to take around the house to reduce your carbon footprint, create a healthier home, and lower your monthly bills to boot
5 of the Best Nontoxic Cleaners You Aren't Using
The question is why? After all, they're within reach-right in your kitchen cupboard.
Who says your garden has to be on the ground? An environmentally friendly trend grows—on rooftops.
Giving up carbs and quitting smoking are hard. Saving money, conserving energy, and making the world a better place are easy