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A deep dive into approaching legacy in-place materials, such as roofing with old existing shingles and flashing windows to old felt paper.
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.
A master waller shares how to dry-lay stone walls that hold their ground for centuries.
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
Modern batteries make this problem-solving tool even more useful.
Whether you’re in a historic district or an upscale development, the secrets of success are the same.
Although we know how to build healthy, comfortable, durable homes, mostly we don’t … but not because it’s too expensive.
A banquette is a great way to efficiently accommodate a table and seating in a space that would otherwise be too cramped for a more conventional dining table and chairs.
A remodel can create an inviting, usable living space under the deck.
Special materials, simple tools, step by step.
Energy Nerd: The cost to make and transport new windows vs better efficiency.
A high performance approach to building from the ground up
Inspirational images brought to you by Marvin and Integrity Windows and Doors
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An interview with an architect reveals how to design with windows and doors in mind.
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.
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.
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