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Green Home Ideas & Inspiration

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

The 5 Best Air Purifiers

The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best air purifiers on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

The 5 Best Steam Mops

The This Old House Reviews team evaluated the best steam mops on the market to help you make a smart purchase. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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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.

The 5 Best Dehumidifiers (2021)

A dehumidifier can help reduce the humidity levels in your home, preventing harmful bacteria and allergens from collecting in your living areas. In this review, the This Old House Reviews team delves into our top picks for dehumidifiers from Amazon. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.

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

9 Clean-Air Plants for Your Home

Learn about every day 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

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