All it takes is a sharp chisel, a steady hand, and a mallet.
Condenser dryers don’t make sense for every house, but are a great solution when venting isn’t an option.
9 steps to install quiet, well-connected ABS and PVC piping.
When repairs are in order, a steam box, an easel, and two-part epoxy are your best friends.
An electrician shares the basics of bending, fastening, and connecting electrical metallic tubing.
Design/Build: These mantels illustrate not only the range of independent design options, but also the plug-and-play aspect of fireplace-surround composition.
On-site measurements and off-site production yield a traditional look at a more affordable price.
How to tell the difference between a good cellulose insulation job and a bad one.
Design/Build: As the McMansion dwindles in popularity, simpler rooflines are back in fashion.
This fundamental approach hinges on an accurate layout that keeps the math to a minimum.
Despite some advantages over wood, light-gauge steel framing hasn’t made the leap to residential building, and the reasons why may surprise you.
Modern materials breathe new life into a siding that can be both rustic and refined.
Turning a quirky rustic lodge into a comfortable modern home is a problem-solving proposition.
A close look at the ever-expanding options for joining PEX plumbing.
The job isn’t hard, but it’s not exactly straightforward, either.
Three of a Kind: Colors, materials, and patterns unify a new home’s three distinct bathrooms.
Full of Personality: This kitchen has everything the owners need, all the style they could want, and nothing more.
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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This sturdy, multilayer case protects your smartphone from job-site drops and dust.
A log cabin in Virginia, built around 1828, offers an interesting photographic challenge.
This addition to a 1920’s row house offers a balance between old and new.
Builders (and photographers) tend to find inspiration even where it is not obvious.
When real-life use informs beautiful design, the synthesis works for a range of styles and materials.
Installation features innovative toe kicks and continuous horizontal trim pieces.
It made sense to treat the ProHOME kitchen—especially the cabinets and countertops—with higher-quality finishes than other areas in the house.
This kitchen was completely updated to open up the floor plan and allow the natural light to stream in and…
Photos, links, and extras for the Winter 2017 Kitchen and Bath issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine.
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