Home Safety How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our home safety step-by-step tips & ideas.
Here’s how you can go about aging in place not just gracefully but gradually—without giving up the house you love.
Go beyond the weekly dust swipe-and-sweep and gear up for what pros call a "deep cleaning." Read our tips for deep cleaning your living room, bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances.
Here’s how to change a door lock on a new house to keep your home safe and secure.
Planning to create or redo a below-grade living space? Finished basements are vulnerable to damage from storm-water intrusions, leaking pipes and hot-water tanks, or simply high humidity. Lower the risk of mold or mildew taking hold by remodeling with materials made to shake off damp conditions
Discover your home's vulnerable spots before you go away on vacation, and learn how to prevent burglaries for less than $250
Mold spores are a problem anywhere it's humid, but in post-Katrina New Orleans, the scourge was hard to beat; here's how the owner of the TOH TV NOLA project did it
In this how-to video, add a new lockset with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
The stuff you breathe inside your home might be as filthy as an L.A. smog storm. Here's what you can do about it
It's not enough to have evacuation plans. It's not even enough to have a fire detector on every floor. Learn what experts say homeowners need to do now