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Looking for studs? Watch this video for a low-tech method that will not break the bank.
A contractor shares ideas for managing complex design/build projects.
New methods and materials produce flatter walls and ceilings, and fewer callbacks.
This traditional detail is fast to install and adds historic charm, even on a new house.
Higher energy bills and lower comfort levels aren’t the worst effects of faulty ducts.
If you can solve the geometry, spacing, and proportions of the balustrade along the rise and run of the stair, then the design for a level balustrade is a piece of cake.
This homemade box catches dust and provides power.
A long-lasting, good-looking floor starts with a smart layout and strong fastening.
Knowing why paint fails is the best way to get a long-lasting, problem-free paint job.
This barn and silo was converted to a dining and dance hall.
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
Modern batteries make this problem-solving tool even more useful.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
Traditional cut rafters are still the go-to approach to roof framing in some areas.
Energy Nerd: Net-zero case study, space heating, cold climates.
An efficient home means a smaller, less expensive conditioning system.
A 2-ft. bump-out brings a midcentury home into the next century.
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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You can make a plain-looking wall into a great-looking rock wall by veneering it with fieldstone.
Back in the '50s, designers were trying to imagine the future — using the materials and building techniques of that day.
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.
Some cool tool talk from Patrick McCombe who reports on the real-deal STAFDA convention and much more.
Featuring efficiency, convenience, and high-performance for a tight house.
This principal at 2Form Architecture in Oregon is driven by personal and collaborative design.
Lesson learned. If I remodel a kitchen again (or a bath), I’ll definitely hire some help for the design.
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