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Green Home Ideas & Inspiration

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

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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.

The 5 Best Air Purifiers (2022 Review)

Air purifiers create cleaner, healthier air that eases breathing and assists with allergies. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best air purifiers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Steam Mops (2022 Review)

Steam mops remove tough grime from hard floors around your home using hot water vapor instead of harsh chemicals. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best steam mops on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

9 Clean-Air Plants for Your Home

Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.

10 Uses for Vinegar

This inexpensive kitchen staple—the distilled white kind, that is—can multitask in any room of the house.

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.

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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.

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.

19 Easy Home Upgrades for April

Simple ways to improve your home this month

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

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

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.

Green Roofs

Who says your garden has to be on the ground? An environmentally friendly trend grows—on rooftops.

Green-Home Resolutions

Giving up carbs and quitting smoking are hard. Saving money, conserving energy, and making the world a better place are easy

Creating a Safe, Healthy Playroom

Playrooms made with healthy, fun, durable, eco-friendly materials