The YEAR IN REVIEW will enable you to start the upcoming year with the end of the year in mind. You will have a plan. You will have goals, and you will have metrics to track that will get you there.
Automatic tools produce better walls in less time.
A sensitive path to updating a traditional home with modern design details.
Waterborne lacquer and a modest spray setup yield quick, quality painted work.
Large-format tiles have their own set of rules — install them like standard tiles and watch the job fail.
A skillful execution of building-science principles and the quest for a simple, long-lasting home allow a unique detail to shine: the framing.
This new home blends the nostalgia of a traditional Massachusetts farmhouse with the needs of a 21st-century family.
A Vermont architect uses the state’s energy-efficiency guidelines to craft a new zero-energy home steeped in traditional character.
Improved flow, more natural light, and a connection to the outdoors modernize a creekside Minnesota home.
An architect designs a right-sized, certified Platinum home on a challenging building lot in British Columbia.
This new home for a Navajo family blends traditional values with modern details and materials.
This cedar structure combines the look of traditional joinery with contemporary lines — all built with simple techniques.
Making a small bath that doesn’t feel small at all.
How not to lose your shirt installing stair rails.
Low energy costs don’t have to come at a high price.
Basic masonry skills are all a remodeler needs.
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A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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The completed house is durable, efficient, and attractive with a flexible floor plan on each level
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Look at traffic flow, storage, natural colors, and daylight in this slideshow of design ideas for kitchens and baths.
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Here are a few of our favorite ideas from kitchens that have gone to the dogs.
Brian, Rob, and Justin talk about restoring an 1850s cottage, house flipping, kitchen remodeling, light fixtures, and factors in trim quality.
The next time you are not happy with the results that you achieve on a job, educate yourself on the how and the why.
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