Green Home Ideas & Inspiration
Explore inspiring green home ideas that will drastically make your home more efficient & appealing.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about everyday houseplants that do double duty clearing out pollutants in your indoor air.
This inexpensive kitchen staple—the distilled white kind, that is—can multitask in any room of the house.
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.
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.
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.
Once drafty and underinsulated, a New England house gets a state-of-the-art efficiency makeover
Cut energy bills and reduce the strain on the environment with a roof covered in sedums
How one family is turning their 1910 house into an energy- and resource-saving pilot project
A new evaluation tool looks at more than just green building materials when deciding if a house is energy efficient
Why a pediatrician mom chose nontoxic kitchen cabinets for her young family's vintage home
How do they do it? By putting power-saving technologies to work inside their homes. You can do the same
How one couple remodelled and expanded a 1940 cottage with their children's future in mind
A California utility develops a plug-in hybrid that keeps the house lights on for you
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
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