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A deep dive into vermiculite — that's a literal dive for Justin and Brian, from back before they knew what it was!
Light-gauge steel makes creative deck framing easier.
Automatic tools produce better walls in less time.
Cost-effective, versatile, and green, cellulose may be the hardest-working insulation available.
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.
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.
Whether you’re in a historic district or an upscale development, the secrets of success are the same.
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
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Walk through this process with master tile setter Tom Meehan.
A facelift and more square footage makes a Vermont home more than just a vacation home.
A range hood won't work well in a tight house without make-up air.
The completed house is durable, efficient, and attractive with a flexible floor plan on each level
This kitchen renovation features a custom island with a maple butcher-block top
Take a look at how trend-setters are experimenting with neutral colors, transitional styles, and innovative kitchen islands and counters.
Look at traffic flow, storage, natural colors, and daylight in this slideshow of design ideas for kitchens and baths.
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.
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