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BASIC IS BORING The most basic colonial home starts with a trim package in which all of the elements are the same. The skirtboard, corner boards, frieze, and window and…
Rebuilding these stairs in place preserved a finished ceiling below but added other challenges
Get the drainage and base right, and gravel can be an economical alternative to asphalt
This retro framing technique is a good fit for today’s superinsulated walls
A tight building envelope and plenty of insulation mean low energy bills, even for a Minnesota home with electric heat
If you choose wisely, your go-to air compressor can be quiet, durable, and easy to operate
A look at the forces at work on a deck and the hardware designed to keep things in check
Solar panels might be a wise investment in light of a generous federal tax credit set to expire by 2017
A new home embraces zero-energy living while respecting its historic neighbors
We test the new finger-saving tablesaw from SawStop's
Steel piles screwed into the ground can support anything from mailboxes to houses
Drywall primer/surfacers are the first step in getting the perfect paint job
A veteran builder uncovers the upgrades that take building budgets from baseline to busted
Farming is central to a new breed of planned community
It comes down to good brushing technique and thin layers
Hide blemishes and prepare the surface for the top coat
The second layer of color is applied
Fine Homebuilding magazine's annual HOUSES Awards celebrate the most well-designed and well-built homes in North America
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Joist hangers are the most common piece of hardware on a deck, but are often installed incorrectly
Why not add curves to your next kitchen Island?
Our client for this Boston loft remodel needed his 200-sq.-ft. kitchen to be ultra-efficient. We achieved part of that efficiency…
In updating my kitchen for a growing family (see “A Perfect Kitchen Grows Up,” FHB #255 pp. 38-41), I knew…
With a new layout and smarter storage, this kitchen works for everyone
An architect redesigns her kitchen to meet the needs of a maturing family
Two architects rebuild their kitchen with a minimalist look at a minimal cost
A sunroom addition sets the stage for a more functional kitchen
Mixing surfaces makes a kitchen dynamic and functional—but getting it right is more art than science
Back-painted glass offers a colorful, durable option for kitchen and bathroom walls
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