Transform Your House with Details

When it comes to a finished look, the small stuff matters


Details Make the Difference
Arched windows, wainscoting, and cleverly designed built-ins add up to timeless character

21 Ways to Save
We canvassed dozens of industry pros to catalog ways you can wrestle your renovation costs back down to earth

Stone Faced
Rock veneer adds natural texture to walls, foundations, and chimneys. See how it was installed at the TOH TV project house

Mining the Past
It took three years, dogged determination, and creative use of reclaimed materials to transform a pair of rusty coal sheds into a historically sensitive homestead


Bath Design
Splitting functions in a master bath lets the whole family use the luxury tub

High-style house numbers

Vintage wood doors

Expert guidance on pruning shrubs and trees

Home Techn
Net-connected surveillance cameras let you keep an eye on the home front

A green-design consultant cna help make your remodel easier on the earth

Our guide to choosing a chain saw

How It Works
Water-saving toilets that really do their business-in one flush

Homeowner's Handbook
Installing bifold closet doors

Save This Old House
An 1845 Federal in Lawrencebur, Indiana, is free if you pay to move it

Ask This Old House
Fixing a leaning retaining wall; artist's studio ventilation; and more Q&A

Building Skills
Sharpening pruning shears; clearing toilet clogs; and other tips

Norm's Notebook
TOH master carpenter Norm Abram's techniques for using chain saws safely

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